Between Bright Worlds features five unique collaborations between the poet, playwright and actor David Erdos and a collective of virtuoso global musicians. Aimed at developing the conjunction of poetry and music, each visionary inspired track on this new digital EP ‘lifts the lyric’ by experimenting in sound, style and texture. From the glazed electronica of Gil De Ray (In the Shadow of the Drones/Voodootron/Vagrant Lovers), to the sainted Santoor stylings of Indian Maestro Kiranpal Singh (The Good Disciples/100 Strings), the new age classicism of Perkelt and Indotranceltic’s Stepan Honc, (Stone Horse/Air & Fire), the heavenly compositions of Marc Appleton (Blueburn), to The Sips, featuring The Gulp’s Francesco Antonio Buffone, and Raoul Khayat with Killian Aubertin), this collection is a tour de force of perspective and interpretation. Poetry finds a new frequency and resonance in what Cold Lips’ Kirsty Allison describes as ‘the Blakean mystic trip of Erdos’ language’ to pay tribute not only to three seminal influences, but to the rising spirits of resistance and reformation important to us all. The search for new forms and methods of expression required to unlock the doors to even a limited sense of freedom, create possibility. It is hoped that these poem/songscapes create fresh territory between the worlds we have lost and those we are soon set to prize.
Overseer: David Erdos, Vocal. Gil De Ray, Synths and programming. Stepan Honc, Guitar, flute, fx
The Flower Folds: David Erdos, Vocal. Marc Appleton, Piano, Synths
Think Floyd: David Erdos, Vocal. Stepan Honc, Guitar
Songbird Soured: David Erdos, Vocal. Kiranpal Singh,Santoor
Between Bright Worlds: David Erdos,Vocal. Francesco Buffone, Guitar. Raoul Khayat, Drums, keys. Killian Aubertin, all other instruments.
DAVID ERDOS: BETWEEN BRIGHT WORLDS
A Poemusic EP (Suriya Recordings 2021)
Featuring GIL DE RAY, STEPAN HONC, KIRANPAL SINGH, MARC APPLETON, THE SIPS
Track 1: OVERSEER (For Blake) – Poem by David Erdos. Music composed by Gil De Ray, performed Gil De Ray & Stepan Honc (6.29)
Track 2: THE FLOWER FOLDS (For Harold Budd) – Poem by David Erdos. Music composed and performed by Marc Appleton (5.45)
Track 3: THINK FLOYD (For George Floyd) – Poem by David Erdos. Music composed and performed by Stepan Honc (5.49)
Track 4: SONGBIRD SOURED (For all Ortolans) – Poem by David Erdos. Music composed and performed by Kiranpal Singh (6.45)
Track 5: BETWEEN BRIGHT WORLDS (For Heathcote Williams) – Poem by David Erdos. Music composed and performed by Raoul Khayat, Francesco Buffone, Killian Aubertin (4.49)
Track 1 Produced and Mixed by Gil De Ray. Additional Mix and Production by Stepan Honc. Track 2 Produced by Marc Appleton. Additional Mix and Production by Stepan Honc. Tracks 3 & 4 Produced, mixed, engineered and arranged by Stepan Honc. Track 5 Produced by RAWKILL PRODUCTIONS (Killian Aubertin, Raoul Khayat, Renato Roversi).
Additional Mix and Production by Stepan Honc.
Mastered by James Connor
Executive Producer and Project Manager: Renato Roversi
Recorded in London throughout the second Lockdown.
Cover Art by Elena Caldera
Released in digital 30 07 2021