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by Nektarios Manaras



FLP019 Hovering - Nektarios Manaras

From the Greek island of Chalkis comes a very special debut by Nektarios Manaras celebrating magical sea life, the ancient Metéora rock pillar complex of monastries and dancing flowers.
Glistening with gorgeous instrumentation, Hovering is a languid album full of fantastical imagery and whispered half truths. As the music plays, whales slowly submerge and monks scale the rock face to pray while the earth floats its way around the sun.
It is an album to soak in on sun-dappled days, as the sun sinks beneath the sea and everything for that one moment seems perfect.
As Manaras puts it: “The main idea is that everything in the universe and earth is floating in such a beautiful way. That is the feeling I'm trying to capture with my music.”
And he certainly has.

Released: May 8, 2013.
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"Deeper and deeper, the descent is a pure submersion of pleasure, where bass lines linger in ancient caverns, and snaking creatures of the deep continue to fascinate with their unique stripes, dashes of colour and stream-lined course. Hovering creates sights that are somewhat alien, strange and exotic to our eyes." -- A Closer Listen.

"Hovering is a gem that should not be missed by fans of warm, polylayered Ambient structures with spacier undertones." -- Ambient Exotica


released May 8, 2013

All tracks by Nektarios Manaras
Mastered by George Priniotakis at Artracks Recording Studios

Nektarios Manaras: guitars/bowed guitars/flugelhorn/electronics/fujara/percussion/keyboards
with Xenofontas Athanasiou: nylon string guitar on After the rain, Nikos Fokas: piano/bowed
glass effects on Sei in a dive, Vaggelis Varis: drums on Floating in anything, udu on Anemone dance
and Zenjungle: saxes on Anemone dance.
Many thanks to the musicians who participated this album and gave their best.
Special thanks to George Priniotakis for his great work on mastering and his support.
Thank you Kate Carr.
Dedicated to Evelin
Mastered by George Priniotakis at Artracks Recording Studios


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