Third Man Records is excited to announce their second Greek folk music compilation, Kitsos Harisiadis' Lament In A Deep Style 1929-1931. Another spellbinding compilation exploring the depths of overlooked Greek folk music from the curatorial genius Christopher King, Lament highlights the virtually unknown work of the heartbreakingly haunted hypnotic clarinetist Kitsos Harisiadis. Pre-orders of the album are available now. The compilation will be available in stores on June 1. Third Man Records first compilation of Greek folk music from Christopher King is
Why The Mountains Are Black: Primeval Greek Village Music 1907-1960.
From 1929 through 1931, Harisiadis recorded instrumentals that have endured in the Epirotic repertoire well into the twenty-first century. Kitsos plays all fourteen pieces as if he were a Greek-Shaolin monk conversing with a grasshopper at his feet.
Through King's meticulously thorough research and immersive storytelling, the listener is able to fully absorb the otherworldly aura that radiates throughout the release.
Painstakingly remastered directly from ungodly rare original 78 rpm discs and coupled with artwork by R. Crumb and design by Grammy Award-winner Susan Archie, the entire package is delightful in every sense.
Listen to the opening track below...