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Colonnade Beneath the World by Mimika Orchestra

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Album Title: Divinites of the Earth and the Waters
By: Mimika Orchestra
PDV records
Released: 2018


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Fiona's Comments

Big beast of a tune, language has its own place as an instrument, even if you don't understand. Upbeat drama.

About the Album

The track Colonnade Beneath the World is the second track on the new album Divinities of the Earth and the Waters (released in May 2018, PDV records and recorded in 2016 and 2017). The tune is set in an enchanted psychedelic garden based on Slavic folk tales of Rusalka and Jarilo, Zleni Juraj, but also South Slavic experiences of the Venetian republic. The album further delves deeper into the idea of ceremony, finishing in a funeral ceremony (check the track Forgiveness Day). The tune is set in uneven Balkan polymetres. Solos by Seb Silas, soprano sax and Jamie Benzies, el.bass. Vocals: Maja Rivic.

Track Listing

1. Divinities of the Earth and the Waters, 2. Colonnade beneath the World, 3. She Sow Wheat, 4. Pantheon, 5. Enter the Yadhe (bonus, vinyl only), 6. Song of Sorrow, 7. Child, 8. Forgiveness Day


Maja Rivić; vocals, Anabela Barić; vocals, Laima Ivule; vocals, Sylvia Schmidt; vocals, Andy Hall; trumpet / flugelhorn, Sam Warner; trumpet / flugelhorn, Lilly Carassik; trumpet / flugelhorn, Tim Wearden; trumpet / flugelhorn, Owen Dawson; trombone, Hannah Dilkes; trombone, Chris Saunders; trombone, Thomas Kelly; tuba, Benjamin Kelly; sousaphone, Jason Alder; clarinet / baritone sax, Andrew Linham; clarinet / baritone sax, John Macnaughton; alto sax / clarinet; Andrew Liddell; alto sax / flute / soprano sax, Daniel Woodfield; tenor sax, Rob Milne; tenor sax / bass clarinet / flute, Seb Silas; soprano sax / baritone sax, Leon Røsten; piano / keys / el.guitar, Jamie Benzies; el.bass / doublebass, Tom Atherton; percussion, Harry Pope; drums, Tilé Gichigi Lipere; electronics, Leo Beslać; flute, Luka Čapeta; el.guitar, Thodoris Ziarkas; traditional Cretan lyra, Filip Novosel; traditional Croatian tamburitza, Mak Murtić; musical direction, composition, arrangement, lyrics and synths.

Date featured

August 28, 2018

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