ALEXIS ZOUMBAS A LAMENT FOR EPIRUS, 1926-1928 Original Artwork by Robert Crumb. 10 Recordings with Deluxe Gatefold LP

Alexis Zoumbas’s 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 A deep set of notes is accompanied by previously unpublished photographs as well as original art-work by R. Crumb. Respectfully crafted by Christopher King and Susan Archie for Angry Mom Records.

A Long Gone Sound Production for Angry Mom Records. AMA-04.

Part of the “How The Other Half Hears” Sound Series.

Angry Mom Records 115  The Commons Ithaca NY 14850

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