Thursday, November 29, 2012
Arleta, Exi Meres (Lyra). This is a Greek neo kyma ("new wave") record from 1970. Beautiful chanson pop through a Greek folk prism. I love the twinkly harp and mallet percussion. Arleta seems to be among the higher profile new wavers in the 60s, along with Popi Asteriadi. It's so inspiring to me the way these artists take the folk/psych of Dylan and Baez and run it through the vernacular spin cycle. Great scissor cut-out sleeve art as well. Listen here.