Sotiris Gougousis | Omnitopia

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Omnitopia

by Sotiris Gougousis

Melodic, new age, instrumental music. Dreamy synth sounds combined with traditional instruments guide our hearts through mystic forests and dreams, sea waves and memories, mountains and secret wishes. Enjoy the journey!
Genre: New Age: Relaxation
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1. Forest Spirits
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2. Dream Away
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6:09 album only
3. Waves of Solace
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6:33 album only
4. Within a Dream
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6:16 album only
5. Mountain View
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4:34 album only
6. Smiling Back
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5:31 album only
7. Raindrops and Memories
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8. Angels in the Mist
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5:45 album only
9. Intimate Waves
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10. Old Photograph
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
As an instrument of creative expression, the synthesizer always fascinates me, sets my imagination free and sends my soul travelling to far away places, above and beyong words. Flying above clouds, wandering through forests, diving deep into blue ocean waters, anything is possible when i close my eyes and touch the synth-keyboards.
My music is driven by life experiences, dreams and wishes, feelings, emotions, my soul.
My greatest reward is to communicate and share this journey with you.


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Michael Diamond (www.michaeldiamondmusic.com)

Review excerpt from Music and Media Focus
It seems like some of the finest electronic musicians in the world, such as Vangelis, Yanni, and others come from Greece. One of the latest electronic artists to emerge from this corner of the globe is Sotiris Gougousis. He describes his music as a journey and the first track, “Forest Spirits,” is certainly a good example of this. Opening with the sound of wind, tinkling harps, and ethereal choirs, the track has a feel that reminded me a bit of Enya. While the piece had a heartbeat-like pulse to it, I particularly enjoyed the little echoed percussive accents that appeared from time to time. The influence of Vangelis is reflected on a track called “Dream Away,” which features lush synthesizer textures, filter sweeps, and gentle arpeggiations serving as a backdrop for his spacious piano melodies. On “Waves Of Solace,” subtle electronic percussion ebbs and flows as pizzicato string sounds add counterpoint over washes of synth pads and ocean waves. The sound of archetypal European electronic music is evoked on “Within A Dream” as percolating sequencers intertwine propelling the piece through its various movements. In fact, this nod to classic analog synth sounds is evident on much of the music by Sotiris.

Although there is a Euro-synth flavor to the album in general, I appreciate the diversity Sotiris displays within this context. “Raindrops and Memories” is an introspective piece that features some interesting liquid-like synth tones along with the sound of rain. The title of “Angels In The Mist” perfectly describes the heavenly ambiance of this track that is enhanced by the delicate sound of flute. The album draws to a close with a wistful tune called “Old Photograph” that evokes the nostalgic feeling of memories. Sotiris describes his music as: “driven by life experiences, dreams and wishes, feelings, emotions, my soul.” I definitely get a clear sense of that in listening to the tracks on Omnitopia. Sotiris has done a wonderful job of conveying these personal experiences in his music. I was impressed with his artistic use of electronic instruments and the sonic stories he was able to coax out of them. I’ll look forward to hearing more of them in the future.

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