Combining traditional melodies from the heritage of Cyprus and the neighbouring areas with elements of western harmony and modern textures of our time, the music of Ermis Michail brings out a fresh and unique approach on some of the most familiar Mediterranean themes. The “Electric World” features 7 musicians from Cyprus presenting new material by Ermis Michail. This electro-acoustic ensemble, including vocals, two saxophones, trumpet, electric guitar, electric bass and drums, delivers a programme of original compositions, as well as arrangements of folk music from Cyprus, Greece and other neighbouring countries. Having their backgrounds in jazz, the group keeps an open-minded attitude and experiments with different sonic flavours, blending the elements of modern western music and world music. The group approaches the pieces as a vehicle of improvisation combining effect units with acoustic and electric instruments, creating an ambient but energetic vibe with powerful atmospherics.
Ermis Michail – Electric Guitar / Compositions
Vasiliki Anastasiou – Vocals
Charis Ioannou – Saxophone
Marios Charalambous – Saxophone
Elias Ioannou – Trumpet
Andreas Rodosthenous – Electric Bass
Andreas Stefanou – Drums