The Road to Albion, episode 4 & a tribute to Oasis

It’s no secret that we both love British Pop! Wonderwall from Oasis is among this sound we love.

We’ve finished packing, we’re leaving Greece today, to get to Belgium on Friday right on time for our concert on Saturday night, and then head to Dunkerque and board to UK.

If you want to stay tuned, check out http://facebook.com/astrakanproject which is the easiest place for us to share while on the road – and yes, of course, be prepared for loads of road-trip videos & pictures!

§ Simone

Albanian { wild again ! } sound

We both love Albanian music (with a slight crush for music from Kosovo !), and we were really happy to hear some live a couple of days ago here in Greece !

The sound is indeed terrific, it’s recorded live for sure, and with all the usual ambiance going around in this kind of concert : discussions (if you pay attention you may hear both Greek and Albanian language around us), laughs, dances, phones ringing, glasses and bottles noises… well, basically the only ambiance in which we have ever heard Albanian music !

Recorded on May the 1st 2014, Tsigas, Nea Peramos, Greece
(http://www.tsigas-hotel.gr)

Let’s see how it will influence our music!

Very { wild } live takes + Happy Beltan !

It’s always very cool for us to get videos made from concerts, it’s as if we were at our own concert! This particular video was made in Marseille last month, a very lively and cheerful place, a bit underground too (can you feel the ambiance?). Which actually is a cool combination to listen to our music, at least as far as we can hear!

A fire ambiance that actually is perfect to wish you a very happy Beltan (also spelled Beltain) celebration. Because, yes, tomorrow is May the 1st, and for Celts as in many cultures, Beltan is a Fire and Fertility celebration, a celebration of happiness and joy, also a time to bring new concepts and ideas into the physical world (and yes, our album starts to “unfold”!), and generally speaking a day in which it is easier than usual to communicate with spirits from the Other World, because the veil between our worlds is very thin (the other “big” day like that is November the 1st). Communicate for what you may wonder? Well, maybe to get brilliant ideas, unexpected advices about our major up-coming projects…  So, may your Beltan Day be full of inspiration !

§ Simone

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