Trio Tekke is diving into the new decade with their fourth release, and their first release on the Riverboat Records label.
Strovilos is a whirlwind. By definition, the Greek word is used to describe a ‘twister’ or whirlwind, but it also takes on the non-literal sense of something unsettled, shifting, a restless person, being airborne.
With their new, most coherent effort to date, Trio Tekke go a step further, with 10 original compositions that expand the sonic pallet they have been forging in their last 3 albums. Decidedly louder and bolder, at times joyous and sombre, energetic and contemplative. The album, recorded in London, with additional recording in Nicosia and Athens also features three guest vocalists, who have each left their mark on the Greek folk sound of the last two decades with their voices: renowned guitarist and vocalist Dimitris Mystakidis, an ambassador of today’s rembetiko; Fotis Siotas, an innovative violinist and songwriter; and Yiannis Dionysiou, a strong new voice on the scene whose sound has strong echoes of Stelios Kazantzidis. Each of them takes a song on Strovilos, elevating the trio’s compositions to new heights