Villa For Forest

Kakaliagou / Schmoliner – in der Villa For Forest

“I can honestly say I’ve never heard anything quite like this… It’s a spellbinding, cathartic combination of beauty and discomfort”
— Decoder (USA)
“Nabelóse ist ein magisches, berührendes Album… Elena Kakaliagou/Ingrid Schmoliner beherrschen die Liedform auf ergreifende Art und Weise”
— Skug (AT)
“Nabelóse” è un lavoro profondamente suggestivo, struggente direi, e foriero di una spiritualità antica.”
— Sounds And Silence ZINE (IT)
“A surprising album.”
— Vital Weekly (NL)
“So haben wir es in Wahrheit mit einem brillanten, die Tiefe, die Stille und die Emotion nicht scheuenden Bluesalbum zu tun, das auch international seinesgleichen sucht.”
— freistil (AT)
“Kakaliagou, als bloße Zeitkratzer-Bläserin offenbar unterschätzt, geht der Diaspora-Blues von den Lippen wie bitterer Honig.”
— Bay Alchemy (DE)

The duo Kakaliagou / Schmoliner  was founded in February 2016 during their artist in residence at artacts in Tyrol / Austria.

Their debut release NABELÒSE which they composed and recorded at the Alte Gerberei was released  March 2017.

The compositions for this song cycle NABELÒSE are influenced by alpine and greek folk music and have grown to new compositions – through the expanded playing techniques on the piano, horn and voice.

Also the two artists have known each other for many years, and besides their trio PARA, which has been founded in 2011, they are active in a variety of ensembles in the fields of improvised – experimental – contemporary music, folk music and free jazz.
This contemporary song cycle was released in collaboration with the artist Wendelin Büchler and the in Berlin based  L
abel Corvo Records. It is a handnumbered edition.

The music/compositions from NABELÒSE is also the filmmusic for the essayistic road movie –
„ARAF“ made by Didem Pekün (creative director and producer) shown at Berlinale/ CEU, Budapest – Hungary/ locus athens exhibition ‘Geometries’, Athens – Greece/ Istanbul Film Festival/ Documentary Competition, Istanbul – Turkey Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick – Scotland …

Trailer ARAF