“Birds Have to Fly” is a real album, with sophisticated orchestrations, soulful, poetic lyrics, and an organic smooth coolness. Alexia Vassiliou & Peter Massink: an eclectic duo of artistry and expression. A true poetic literary body of work, Alexia' s sultry voice is a perfect match with her emotive, personal, creative lyrics to Peter's beautiful, deep, haunting melodies and high energy, sophisticated orchestrations! Of a reflective ambiance, BIRDS HAVE TO FLY, allows the listener to partake in a mystical journey through streets and cathedrals, spaces and places, of the insight, of self. The lyrics, literature.
“Birds Have to Fly” brought together musicians from different countries – Holland, Hungary, Cyprus, Greece, Germany, Italy and the United States, to co-create in essence and contribute their own unique sounds; Aesthetically a masterpiece produced. A very distinct message; that of Individuality and the permission and the choice to Soar as Osho, one of Alexia's favorite mystics described in his writing; "There are skies upon skies to explore"!
Birds Have to Fly Credits:
Alexia Vassiliou: Vocals
Peter Massink: Tenor -- Soprano -- Alto -- Bariton Sax, Bassclarinet, Flute
Victor Bori: Grand piano
Fender Rhodes: Piano
Alessandro Alessandroni: Roland Digital Piano (As a Last Resort)
Harris Mermigkas: Double bass
Sascha Gotowtschikow: Drums
Roman Seehon: Percussion
Andy Stockbaker: Electric/Acoustic guitars
Gerd Rahstorfer: Trumpet, Flugelhom
Johannes Herrlich: Trombone
All compositions & arrangements by: Peter Massink
All lyrics by: Alexia Vassiliou
Recording: Lori Lorentzen; Ronan Chris Murphy
Recording supervisor & mixing: Alexis Ghikas; Ronan Chris Murphy
Recorded at: 'FLUXX' studio in Munich, Germany, 'Track7Music' studio in Athens, Greece, Sweetspot Productions Studio in Athens, Greece, and 'Veneto West' Studio in Los Angeles, USA.