Ancient Greek folk: Daemonia Nymphe – Psychostasia re-release

Daemonia Nymphe are Spyros Giasafakis and Evi Stergiou
Music composed arranged and performed by Daemonia Nymphe

Lyrics on tracks 1, 2, 3, 10 and 13 are Orphic Hymns to Zephyros, Hygeia, Nemesis, Gaia, Hypnos and Nyx
Lyrics of  “Psychostasia” written by Spyros Giasafakis

Spyros Giasafakis: male vocals, ‘ancient’ Greek lyra, kitharis(‘ancient’ kithara), ‘ancient’ Greek pandoura, classical guitar, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, seistro, keras, askaulos(bag-pipes), recorder, cymbals
Evi Stergiou: female vocals, classical guitar, ‘ancient’ Greek pandoura, ‘ancient’ Greek lyra, percussion, seistro
Guest musicians:

Dimitra Galani vocals on track 6,
Dessislava Stefanova vocals on tracks 2,3,6,
Victoria Couper vocals on tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13
Rey Yusuf vocals on tracks 12 and 13
Kalina Koleva vocals on tracks 2, 3, 4 and 6

Vaggelis Paschalides santouri (hammered dulcimer) on tracks 2, 4, 5, 9 and darbuka on 2 and 3,
Peter Ulrich darbuka and maracas on 9,
Peter Jaques clarinet on 9,
Luka Aubri slideridoo on 7,
Chris Brice drums on 2 and 4,
Christiano Castellitto djembe on 7,
Dimitris Kotsikas bass clarinet on 9,

Chorus vocals on Psychostasia: Eleni Sfertsiori, Nikos Katsaros, Euforia Leventi, Christodoulos Papastathis, Georgia Kiskou, Nota Kaltsani and Aphrodite Toplaki (Taiteria), Maria Stergiou viola on 3, 4, 5 and Orestis Giasafakis vocals on 4, Bernard Burns didgeridoo ending phrase on 7

Daemonia Nymphe use reproductions of ancient Greek instruments manufactured by Nikolaos Brass

Original photography by Yiannis Katsaris

Art direction by Spyros Giasafakis and Yiannis Katsaris

Post production, digital manipulation by Spyros Giasafakis

Model: Denise Moreno

Additional models: Toby Deacon, Anabelle Brown, Greta Lange, Matthew Wade

Engineered by Ian Williams in the UK, Nikodemos Triarides and Grigoris Papapanagiotou in Greece

Mixed by Spyros Giasafakis, Nikodemos Triarides and Ian Williams

Tracks 1-10 mastered by Nikodemos Triarides at Sonic Ark Studio in Thessaloniki

11, 12, 13 mastered by Grigoris Papapanagiotou at Studio 5 in Athens 

Produced by Daemonia Nymphe

Psychostasia” was recorded between the years 2008-2013 at Slaughterback Studio (London),
the Sonic Ark studio(Thessaloniki) and Studio 5(Athens)

Additional recordings at the ‘Daemonia Nymphe’ studio and One Cat Studio in London

New additional tracks for the ‘Psychostasia’ digital release 11, 12, and 13 were recorded in Studio 5 in Athens and Slaughterback studio in London in 2018

Thanks to all the wonderful musicians who contributed to this work.

Special thanks and greetings to: Nikolaos Brass, Victoria Couper, Rey Yusuf,  Denise Moreno, Yiannis Katsaris,  Dimitra Galani, Dessislava Stefanova, Peter Ulrich, Vaggelis Paschalides, Luka Aubri, Peter Jaques, Kalin Koleva, Maria Stergiou, Nikodemos Triarides, Ian Williams, Grigoris Papapanagiotou, Anastasia Revi, James Lyndsay, Martina Reynolds and our families for their great support and help

Watch “Selene’s Awakening Horos” official music video:


Nature’s Metamorphosis

Other ‘Psychostasia’ videos:

The CD was originally released in 2013 by Prikosnovenie records

The digital album with the three new tracks will be released on the 22nd of November here:

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