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01. Dithýrambos 3:06
02. Paurosía 2:20
03. Phásma 3:33
04. Échidnai 5:28
05. Epipháneia 1:53
06. Ikárion 6:24
07. Oînops 5:42
08. Trieterís 5:20
09. Thýein 6:29
Total time: 47.41
All tracks composed by Nicoló Francesco Faraglia
Recorded and Mixed by Francesco Ponticelli at Cicaleto Recording Studio in Arezzo. Recorded on 21 and 22 November 2021. Mixed on 8 December 2021
Mastered by Antonio Castiello and Aldo De Sanctis at Jambona lab in Livorno on 26 July 2022
Artwork and Layout by Nicola Guazzaloca
Produced by Nicoló Francesco Faraglia and Aut Records
Kissós expresses the desire to narrate a story through its pieces, like in a mosaic. Elements and symbols taken from the mythical narrative about Dionysus and from the related cult dimension with its rituals represent the thematic material.
The adoption of an evocative method and the choice of the twentieth century’s traditional harmonies are the main features of this work, suspended between composition and improvisation, conception, and spontaneity.
Kissós in ancient greek means ivy, one of the typical symbols of Dionysian worship and iconography. This specific element, just like the others that give names to the tracks, works as an objective correlative, involved in a process of metonymic association.
This album’s aim, similar to a watermark, is to lead to a rediscovery of inner drives’ power in a self-transcendent experience.