CALLIOPE TSOUPAKI: Medea CD Unsounds
This is a novel release; more emphasis should most likely be given to the nature of its conception rather than any songs as such.
‘Medea’ is an intriguing piece of work spanning one long track clocking in at just over 27 minutes. Subtitled ‘A Melodrama for 8 Instruments’, this is the first in a series of chamber musical compositions that focus on drama.
There is a cinematic quality to this album (if we can call it that); an array of twists and turns and I would have loved this to be accompanied by a video within the package as well.
This was scored with Pasolini’s film of the same name in mind, has had the necessary artist backing and funds and recorded live in Amsterdam with a collection of various orchestral instrumentation.
A glorious sense of drama unfolds along the way from this CD’s humble and quiet opening sections; a thoroughly engaging affair, riddled with intrigue and consummate professionalism and is an absolute pleasure in those rare moments of quiet when you want something not too invasive to listen to.