A Sense of Place: V/A – Europe [A Strangely Isolated Place]

Dalot is also on this release reviewed by Stationary Travels.

Stationary Travels

Various Artists | Europe (A Strangely Isolated Place)

Based in Portland Oregon, A Strangely Isolated Place is both a music community and a label that produces excellent recordings centered around evocative themes and concepts. Their latest V/A compilation, Europe, is perhaps one of their most exquisite and noteworthy releases. It is “a meticulously curated compilation inspired by some of the most beautiful locations on the continent..a journey experienced through the eyes and ears of the artists, capturing their memories, travels, tributes, and exquisite musical depictions.”

The excursion begins with a patient walk along the sands of Kalathas Beach in Greece, the home country of ambient/experiemental musician Dalot (Maria Papadomanolaki).  Then we join Halo (Pasquale Riviezzo) for a glimpse of Zurich, Switzerland shrouded in misty rain.  Another city portrait follows, this time one of London painted by 36 (Dennis Huddleston) in a rare performance on solo piano.

Reflection turns to exhilaration on the next leg of…

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