MK-O : Music For Strings [reblog]

from Oannes *

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Μουσική για έγχορδα – outtake από το δεύτερό μας άλμπουμ UNREEL του 2008.

Music for strings – outtake from our second album, UNREEL, released in 2008.

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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

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    • Some words are used with the english version but written in greek. Just like all those greek words (αναλογία / analogy, ευφορία / euphoria, παρωδία / parody etc) turned to english 😉

      • What got me, though, is how the word is spelled: almpoum, where the original b has gotten spelled as mp. But then I remembered hearing that β conveys the sound v in modern (as opposed to ancient) Greek, so you’d need some other way to represent the b sound. I searched online just now and found a site that confirms that the sounds b, g, d are spelled respectively ΜΠ, ΓΚ or ΓΓ, and ΝΤ. You grew up with those spellings, so you don’t think about them, but a foreigner like me misinterprets them unless they’re explained. Live and learn.

        • Oh, you’re right. I didn’t think about that. B to us is pronounced as you V. G is our ΓΓ [two g’s – one G [Γ] is pronounced GH ….a softer g!] Your D is our NT and so on! I think a good analogy is our Ψ which is your PS! 😉

          • At least English PS accurately reflects the sound of Ψ. In the case of English TH, however, the sound is not that of a T followed by an H, but instead the sound you convey with the single letter 𝚹. And it’s even more complicated because English TH has two possible sounds, a voiceless one in thin and a voiced one in then. English spelling is a mess.

  1. Whoa!– talk about a Music Power Couple!!– John and Yoko, eat your hearts out!! “Music For Strings” it zings and it swings, and it moved my soul into assorted metaphysical dimensions!! Unreelin’ and unrockin’, Unreelin’ to the break of dawn… cha-cha-cha!! 👍 💪 🎉 🏆 🍨 😋 💦

    • You have our hearts unreelin’ to the point of melting!! Thankfully Zeus came to our rescue. He’s also sending oceans of ambrosia to his favorite illustrator: YOU!!! 🌊🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🌊

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