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Farwest Mandolinistic Orchestra (Fa.M.Or)

Farwest Mandolinistic Orchestra is a quartet of contemporary experimental music. They combine traditional, classical, electric and electronic instruments as sources, they employ the technique of live looping and they move between deliberate synthesis and improvisation. The different influences and timbres work like a real science experiment with liquids of different densities: no matter how you mix them, they eventually don’t mix and they create clear layers. So in FAMOR’s music one can distinguish jazz and tradition, rock, electronica and of course noise elements in one set, without losing any of their character and tone.

“FARWEST MANDOLINISTIC ORCHESTRA” CD

Fa.M.Or. ‘s debut self-titled album is a great adventure of music exploration pushing Farwest Mandolinistic Orchestra, FAMORthe boundaries with a new innovative sound and offering an entirely new concept of what the mandolin can do.

Music by Fa.M.Or.
Sotiris Debonos: Electric custom mandolin, guitar, live looping, live electronics
Stathis Ioannou: Electric guitar, live electronics
Kostas Tsiolis: Rhodes piano, prepared piano, live electronics

Produced and recorded live at Teflon’s studio by Manolis Aggelakis
Sound editing and mix by Manolis Aggelakis
Mastering by Yiannis Christodoulatos at Sweetspot Studio
Artwork by Ifigenia Vasiliou (www.ifigen.gr)

Released by samedifferencemusic 2019

https://samedifferencerecords.bandcamp.com/

CD TRACKS  (total duration 38′ 31″)

  1. Diminuiti
  2. Tasti BianchI I
  3. Secondi Minori
  4. Tasti Bianchi II
  5. Aracnea
  6. Tasti Bianchi III
  7. Tasti Bianchi IV
  8. Rhinoceros

On line order for audio CD, digital CD and individual tracks: https://farwestmandolinisticorchestra.bandcamp.com

FAMOR MEMBERS
Farwest Mandolinistic Orchestra, Famor, Stathis IoannouStathis Ioannou: el guitar, loops, live elecronics

Other groups: “Illegal Operation”, “Appallachian Cobra worshipers”, “M. Aggelakis and the beasts”.

Farwest Mandolinistic Orchestra, Famor, Kostas TsiolisKostas Tsiolis: El piano, live elecronics

Other groups:: “Teflon”, “M. Aggelakis and the beasts”.

Farwest Mandolinistic Orchestra, Famor, Sotiris DebonosSotiris Debonos: El custom Mandolin-guitar, live looping, live elecronics

Other groups:  “M. Aggelakis and the beasts”.

Farwest Mandolinistic Orchestra, Famor, Manolis Aggelakis

Manolis Aggelakis: Sound engineering, El guitar

Other groups: “Illegal Operation”, “Appallachian Cobra worshipers”, “M. Aggelakis and the beasts”.

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Reviews for CD “Farwest Mandolinistic Orchestra

…”On the one hand there is folk, tradition, which aesthetically represents the mandolin or something like the mandolin, which is handled by Debonos, but on the other there are tones that have to do with rock, improv, noise, creative electronics…. 

…Fa.M.Or. is properly oriented. They are serious, robust, absolutely fascinating and definitely positioned in modern rock-improv… “.

Fontas Trousas https://diskoryxeion.blogspot.com 9/12/2019

“There are eight pieces here and to be honest I am not sure
what to make of this. There is something to be said for all the variation in approaches here, with
things being delicate and sparse, or rock-like (of course without any drums), or even a bit jazz-like,
such as in the opener ‘Diminuiti’ (even when it hardly qualifies as traditional jazz). With the addition
of the mandolin, there is also an element of folk music in here, cooking up a strange brew of sound…
…You can
surely say they have an original sound, defying easy descriptions. It all made me curious to hear
what they would sound like in concert; how does the diversity of these approaches work out then?
Now, it made me scratch my head and mostly enjoying what I heard.”

Frans de Waard http://www.vitalweekly.net/1208.html

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