Title: The Ancient Music Of Greece – An Appreciation
keywords: experimental, avant-garde, experimental, electronic, field recordings, poetry, music, Offenbach
label: suRRism+Phonoethics http://jaanpatterson.org/
“”The music of ancient Greece was almost universally present in society, from marriages and funerals to religious ceremonies, theatre, folk music and the ballad-like reciting of epic poetry. It thus played an integral role in the lives of ancient Greeks. There are significant fragments of actual Greek musical notation as well as many literary references to ancient Greek music, such that some things can be known—or reasonably surmised—about what the music sounded like, the general role of music in society, the economics of music, the importance of a professional caste of musicians, etc” (Wikipedia, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_ancient_Greece).
The tracks on this compilation are either covers of the remaining fragments of Ancient Greek music, or a reflection of the participating artists on the cultural legacy of Ancient Greece and an attempt to find the music of Ancient Greece in their own compositional approaches.”
You have to believe me on my words, but I’ve been listening to this gigantic tribute to the music of Ancient Greek compilation compiled by Igor Jovanovic and wrote a track by track review for all the works individually.. I should have done it by hand or knifed it Ancient Greek pillars but instead of that I choose to do this with the help of an eye phone. Modern technology; we got to embrace it…
But unfortunately I managed to embrace it probably too much in my back pocket as for a modern reason my left ass cheek managed to outsmart me by using the touch screen to delete the entire lengthy review… How my unanimous left ass cheek did manage to do this & why is still a total mystery to me, and I can only say; be careful people as embracing such modern technology can clearly delete a lot of hard work in an instant of a cheeky touchscreen ass wipe.
So yeah now that we have established nothing more then the fact that modern eye phones are possible a source for wasting a lot of previous time, I’ve been a bit stuck in a dilemma; of course there is the time consuming task to rethink and write about every track a mini review with the difference to now avoid all eye phone modern trickery, or just act like I’ve never received the compilation and just act like the whole ordeal had never happened.. Which is STUPID! As even though I’m too paranoid to dive into the fine details of each and every track again, I do feel this compilation should be out there (and here!) to be shared for all music lovers interested in music interpretations of the music of the Ancient Greek.
Instead of doing a redo and touching all the tracks with a blessing of the words separately, I now would like to write a more general review for the compilation as a whole. Does that appeal to you? No? Well blame the left ass cheek… So yes the compilation features a whole bunch of incredible artists from seemingly all walks of life and places, doing their tribulations to Ancient Greek music…
If you think this will be full of minstrel takes played by figures walking on slippers and dressed in white bathrobes then there might be some truth to that, but there is so much more! Interpretations or celebrations to the music of the Ancient Greek is quite a happening that is diverse and believe me or not; in many music pieces the ancient historic music gets a real futuristic mood.
In fact many times I felt that within these Ancient Greece music celebrations a lot of UFO’s had been flying around. There are also some scenes of Ancient Greece basements with some dragons sniffing in the ancient corners; but in a more general way speaking the compilation is one if musical skill and experimentation. Something well worth to hear with your ears & keep far away from cheeky ass cheeks!
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