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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Reflecting on the contemporary yet timeless struggles of physical and ideological displacement, Methexis is Valia Calda’s new album.

    Methexis - meaning ‘coming together’, it offers a utopian solution to the themes of migration, exile and social struggle.
    Illustrated by Albanian photographer Enri Canaj’s impacting photograph of the migrants’ traumatic sea crossings, the compositions of Nikos and Thodoris Ziarkas puts into music these painful themes.

    ‘A Trip for Nothing’ offers a meditative soundtrack to the words of poet Miltos Sachtouris that weave through the music: ‘my brothers who were lost down here on earth / are the stars lighting up now one by one in the sky’.
    In counterpart, ‘Dilek Dogan’ is dedicated to the eponymous memory of a young Kurdish woman shot by the Turkish police in her apartment.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Methexis via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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from Methexis, released May 18, 2018

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Valia Calda London, UK

Valia Calda is a London-based quintet performing music which draws influences from jazz and Greek folk and tangles between electronic music and free improvisation. It consists of Sam Warner, James Allsopp, Gaspar Sena, and Nikos & Thodoris Ziarkas

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