BANDA MAGDA | Amour, t'es là?

Amour, t'és là?

released 25 June 2013 

Banda & guests 

Magda Giannikou : Accordion, voice, piano, guzheng 
Ignacio Hernandez : nylon string, acoustic & electric guitar 
Marcelo Woloski: percussion, kalimba 
Petros Klampanis : double bass 
Mika Mimura : vibes, marimba, glockenspiel 
Keita Ogawa: percussion 
Michael League: electric bass, baritone, electric & acoustic guitar, vocals 
Justin Stanton: rhodes, organ 
Jordan Perlson: drumset 
Chris Bullock: flute & clarinet 
Mike Maher: trumpet & flugelhorn, vocals 
Jay Jennings: trumpet 
Davindar Singh: baritone sax 
Dan Pugach: percussion on Amour, t’es là? & Ce Soir 
Max ZT: hammered dulcimer 
Maria Im: violin I 
Robyn Quinnett: violin II 
Lev Ljova Zhurbin: viola 
Jody Redhage: violoncello 
George Kontrafouris: piano on Astéroïde 
Dimitris Sevdalis: piano on Oublies-la 
Samuel Torres: congas and hand guiro on Oublies-la 
Jonathan Singer: tabla 
Petros Kourtis: percussion on Fond de la Mer & Juin 
Sumie Kaneko: shamisen 
Ricardo Vogt: guitar on Amour, t’es là? & Ce Soir 
Eric Kurimski: guitar on Fond de la Mer 
Vocals: Alexis Julliard, Kimi Lundi, Sylvie Bourban, Anna Talpe, Melodie Tyler, Marcelo Woloski, Jeremy Loucas, Juan Andrés Ospina, Lindsay Oesch 
Brandee A. Younger: harp 

This album was recorded at: 
Odeon Studios in Athens, Greece with Dimitris Sotiropoulos 
Atlantic Sound Studios in Brooklyn, NY with Diko Shoturma 
Flux Studios in the East Village, NYC with Fab Dupont 
Audio Bunker, NYC with Avi Gunther 
Kaleidoscope Sound in Union City, NJ with Sal Mormando 
The Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, NY with Jacob Bergson 
Magda’s walk-in-closet and living room in the East Village, NYC with Magda 

Magda composed music and wrote lyrics for all the songs with a number of friends correcting her French lyrics along the way. Lyrics to Caramel, Juin and Japonaise were co-written with Kallia Pantelia and Irini Gonou, on warm afternoons in Naxos with home-harvested wine courtesy of Miltos Pantelias. A couple of phrases in Caramel were brainstormed with Sylvie Bourban, on the piano bench on a wintry night in Boston. 

Produced by Magda Giannikou 
Co-produced by Michael League 
Mixed & Mastered by Fab Dupont at Flux Studios, NYC 
Album Artwork by Roland Nicol 

Photography by Andrew Baris

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