12” Orange vinyl – 1,000 units worldwide. Not available on any other formats. Features Mick Harvey (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds) & Jim White (US Artist). Despite the limited amount of releases under the guise of SIGMATROPIC band, the moniker for musician Akis Boyatzis, there has been a very lengthy list of guest appearances from a very diverse array of artists on most releases. On the 2003 opus ‘ Sixteen Haiku & Other Stories ‘ alone, eighteen amazing musicians graced this astonishing Folktronica Soundscape in memory of the Nobel Laureate George Seferis. To introduce yourself as a relative newcomer ,with an international release, and with guest vocalist such as Robert Wyatt, Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), Alejandro Escovedo, Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Cat Power, John Grant, Mark Eitzel, Howe Gelb & Steve Wynn – to name a few - is no mean feat. For this limited edition Record Store Day ditty, Akis Boyatzis unveils 5 tracks, for which he sings on 3. Once again, SIGMATROPIC manage to attract guests vocalists that appear on music far removed from their customary treadmills. The other tracks have 2 great & diverse guests contributing on the vocal duties: Ex-(Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds) & Australian legend Mick Harvey & US Southern Alternative Country great Jim White. Always hard to describe & pinpoint the music of SIGMATROPIC: It fluctuates from Rock to Electronica with elements of twinkled upbeat Mediterranean whirls & woozy summery melancholia. This 12-inch EP is a breezy platter, with Mick Harvey singing a commanding & very catchy tune (‘Every Soul Is A Boat ‘) & Akis Boyatzis does justice to the 12-inch vinyl vibe with a real thumper (‘Noon & Midnight’). Jim White, adds some Southern warmth, and some surprise family members on spooky vocals, with a dreamy & majestic finale on (‘The Throne In Your Heart ‘). And all this under the steady hand of Bristol resident and very accomplished all rounder, John Parish (P J Harvey) who mixed this EP; making it once again a truly international affair for SIGMATROPIC. Mastered at Abbey Road by Alex Wharton. Side 1 1/ Not All Roads (3.36) – sung by Akis Boyatzis 2/Every Soul Is A Boat (2.21) – sung by Mick Harvey 3/Noon And Midnight (4.04) - sung by Akis Boyatzis Side 2 – 4/The Game (3.20) - sung by Akis Boyatzis 5/That Throne In Your Heart (4.40) – sung by Jim White
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