Ciccada - Harvest CD

SKU 23-BEM 086
Dimi Spela: vocals
Evangelia Kozoni: vocals
Yorgos Mouhos: 6- and 12-string acoustic guitars, electric guitar, vocals
Nicolas Nikolopoulos: flute, clarinet, tenor & baritone saxophones, recorder, piano, electric piano, organ, Mellotron, synthesisers, harpsichord, Clavinet, glockenspiel, backing vocals
Marietta Tsakmakli: soprano, alto and baritone saxophones, backing vocals
Aggelos Malisovas: fretted and fretless basses
Yiannis Iliakis: drums, percussion, backing vocals

This is the third album by this Greek folk / symphonic rock band who take influences from groups as disparate as Jethro Tull, Traffic, Celeste, early P.F.M., early White Willow, Caravan and the more pastoral aspects of the Canterbury sound, Gryphon, etc and don’t sound like any of them in the least but should please fans of all of them!
Solid songcraft with subtle and nice touches on flute, saxes, keyboards and guitars as well as excellent vocals. Highly recommended!

“…there are acts who manage to successfully evoke certain elements of the first wave of progressive rock without being derivative. The most enjoyable of these draw from oft-overlooked corners, such as the Italian scene and progressive folk acts like Comus and Gryphon.
Harvest is the third record from Greek septet Ciccada, and it is easily my favorite of theirs so far. All the prog tropes are here—long and obtuse song structures, retro-futuristic synth tones, and top-notch musicianship—but they’re blended with under-utilized and unexpected influences. The eclectic inclusions range from jazz to Greek folk to the Canterbury scene to Baroque music, and beyond.”-The Elite Extremophile

“The music of Ciccada is a mix of rock, jazz, folk and the Western European legacy from the middle-ages to 20th century. It is mainly influenced by bands and artists of the classic `70`s progressive rock era, in the likes of Gentle Giant, Gryphon and Renaissance.”

  • LabelBad Elephant
  • UPC700512825374
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