Ataraxia – Llyr
Three years after the last studio Album ‘Kremasta Nera’, Ataraxia is back with a marvellous new album on Prikosnovenie! Llyr (Lyra) is the name of the instrument of the Bards and the Greek lyrical poets; a sacred musical instrument visually inspired by the grace and nobleness of the swans.
Ataraxia, in this voyage, played the following instruments: classical-, folk- and 12 strings-guitars, chitarra battente, keyboards, flutes, sitar, gamelan, daf, frame drums, santoor, tablas, zard and bells. Female vocals are sometimes accompanied by male vocals.This new album is a new story inspired by pagan myths, feminine celebrations of Mother Nature, celtic traditions… Ataraxia and her charismatic singer Francesca Nicoli have created their very own, uncomparable genre of music: a cosmogenic dark folk praying for Beauty.
Released on Prikosnovenie and available March 30th, 2010.
02 Scarborough Fair
05 Elldamaar (part 1)
08 Elldamaar (part 2)
09 Payatry Mantra