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Artist: V/A
Title: Five Days Married & Other Laments: Song and Dance from Northern Greece, 1928-1958
Format: LP
Label: Angry Mom
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"Featuring sublime and unhinged music rarely heard outside of Northern Greece and Southern Albania, the performances presented in this collection span the range of plaintive, ancient dirges to hypnotic, droning dance pieces. The style, repertoire, and songs from this isolated region are unearthly in their euphonic appeal. Most of the sides on this LP have not been issued since they were originally pressed on 78 rpm disc. A deep set of notes is accompanied by comprehensive lyrical translations as well as original artwork by R. Crumb. Respectfully crafted by Christopher King and Susan Archie for Angry Mom Records. Original artwork by Robert Crumb. Fourteen songs housed in a deluxe gatefold LP." - Angry Mom.

Artist: V/A
Title: The Recordings of the Harisis Group from Northern Greece 1933
Format: 7"
Label: Angry Mom
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"Little is known about the Harisis group that recorded the 78s found on this EP. We know their last names and the first initial of their surnames. That they hailed from the region of Northern Greece known as Epirus can be gleaned from both their repertoire and style. These four battered sides (probably the only ones they recorded and likely the best condition copies to survive the ravages of time) represent a distinct, unearthly rawness, a primal, almost dark energy that sets them apart from the other groups that recorded in the region. It is also likely that they were from Zagori, a sparsely populated area in the Pindus Mountains and contains 45 villages. Although 78s featuring songs and dance music from Epirus are scarce and desirable, the two discs by the Harisis group are vexingly rare. The archaic melodies and insistent, droning rhythms on these discs suggest a sound that is ancient and enigmatic." - Angry Mom.

Artist: ZOUMBAS, ALEXIS
Title: A Lament for Epirus, 1926-1928
Format: LP
Label: Angry Mom
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"Alexis Zoumbas expressions of longing are so raw and unmediated that I suspect anyone who has ever yearned for anything -- who has ever gazed dolefully out a window, or sighed audibly over a cup of whiskey, or felt subsumed by a certain kind of ache -- will feel these songs like a club to the back of the knees. They are immediate, destructive, and stunning. That Christopher King was able to collect and contain them for us is an extraordinary gift." --Amanda Petrusich; Years of research and obsession have resulted in this, the first collection of recordings by the legendary and masterful Greek folk violinist Alexis Zoumbas. Very few pre-War musicians have tapped deeper into the human soul than Zoumbas and this volume presents his most profoundly hypnotic and unearthly pieces. A deep set of notes is accompanied by previously-unpublished photographs as well as original artwork by R. Crumb. Respectfully crafted by Christopher King and Susan Archie for Angry Mom Records. Deluxe triple-gatefold packaging.” - Angry Mom.

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