Viktor Mastoridis | The Sunny Island

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The Sunny Island

by Viktor Mastoridis

Greek Bouzouki Instrumental Music CD; Sirtaki, Hasapiko, Tsifteteli, Hasaposerviko; A Slice of Mediterranean Sunshine
Genre: World: Greek Folk
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1. Let's Move
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2. The Rush
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3. Thalassa
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4. Nisiotiko
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5. Missunderstanding
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6. All In 5
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7. Tsifteteli
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8. Vari Rebetiko
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9. Hasaposerviko
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10. Elliniko Dzaz
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11. Melancholia
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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The music of The Sunny Island follows the best traditions of Greek music:

* Rooted in the style of Zorba's Dance, Syrtaki, Rebetika or Laika

* Following the works of Mikis Theodorakis, George Dalaras, Tsitsanis or Zambetas

* Dancing on Syrto, Tsifteteli or Hasapiko rhythms


It contains 11 original tracks and one folk-dance (Hasaposerviko D). The traditional element is enhanced with excellent performance, imaginative arrangements and clear production.


Also, there are some interesting experiments:

* Elliniko Dzaz is a Bouzouki instrumental with a touch of Swing - think Django Reinhardt on Bouzouki

* Tsifteteli has a great arrangement, incorporating power-strings and some strong Drum'n'Bass - you'll be amazed of the universality of the Greek Bouzouki

* Misunderstanding is a track played entirely by two Bouzoukia - no other instruments; a gentle touch of Classical music - it's like a short trip to heaven, really.

Similar artists include: Hiotis, Tsitsanis, Nikolopoulos, Laykas, Lemonopoulos, Zampetas etc.


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Lynn

I really like it and have listened to it several times while working!
Thanks for the cd - I really like it and have listened to it several times while working! At the moment I have 3 favourites already - Let's Move, Tsifteteli and Elliniko Dzaz. I love the cover (of course) and it all looks good in my opinion.

Michel Gauthier

Your music put happyness in my mind
More I listen at your music more I like it. It is really very very nice. Your music put happyness in my mind (Idon't know if I said it correctly but I am sure you understand what I mean). I just hope you will tell me one day when you will have a new cd.

Nikolay

Your music is also sunny, like the island.
Thank you very much, your music is very very nice. I have a bouzouki to, but for me it is a hobby (a hobby I love). I have many greek records and cds and cassettes, because for me it is the way to learn more songs. I will surely try to learn your tunes and play with your cd. I am not a good player but I enjoy to hear the sound of a bouzouki. Your music is also sunny, like the island. There is just only one thing wrong. It is not enough long. I suggest you to make three minutes tunes minimum. When it is good, it is never too long.

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Mastoridis draws new life from ancient tones
Editor's Review: Combining several old Mediterranean styles into neo-traditional compositions, Mastoridis draws new life from ancient tones. A typical piece features a Greek Bouzouki--a mellow, 8-stringed guitar relative--dancing over complex time signatures....