- Release Date 2019-02-01
- Label Chapter 24 Records
- Catalog CH038A
The album opens with the ambient melancholic sounds of Stepa, where dark strings are interwoven with euphoric horns. The vocal hook is a sample from a Greek theatre play that translates to "kiss me, my light". Stevie R explains that "the song represents purity, creation, fertility and unconditional love".
Delias feat. Djanan Turan and Master Dani begins with an abundance of earnest strings with a mesmerising beat and sensual vocals. It is a tribute to Anestis Delias, one of the forefathers of rebetiko, who met a sad and untimely death in his early 30s. It features the alluring vocals of Djanan Turan and the skilled string work of Master Dani.
Asprula steers the journey into more electronic territory - bubbling synths and a bouncy bass are interspersed with those unmistakable stringed textures.
Gkii, written alongside Egyptian poet CERPINTXT, is a call and response song between the melodies of both Greek and Egyptian instruments, a cross-cultural dialogue that marries the two in a beautiful union as the track unfolds.