Hidden Seas

by Maria Chiara Argirò

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Martin Powell the sense it induces is one of floating in a not always flat-calm ocean of sublime "dots". Amazing! Favorite track: Sea Song.
Twistedsoul
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Twistedsoul Simply a beautiful journey from the first note to the last. Modern jazz at it's very best! Favorite track: To The Sea.
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Ex-Friendly The songs on ‘Hidden Seas’ are fine examples of deep exploration and patient craft. Nothing appears superfluous, restraint and release throughout. The aquatic-titled music follows suit with gentle serpentine movements to moments of crashing turbulence. Leïla Martial’s vocals on the album veer from bucolic softness reminiscent of Vashti Bunyan to a tougher jazzier edge on tracks like ‘Watery Universe’ where the band really shows its avant-garde chops. Favorite track: Beneath The Surface.
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Stuart I'm adrift on a deep, mysterious ocean, powerless to resist the pull of the tide, guiding me toward an unknown shore in search of fresh adventure, sunlight dances on the waves.

This album has magical powers, it transports me to another place. Highly recommended. Favorite track: Sea Song.
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released September 27, 2019

"A revelation" Mojo ★★★★

"A significant new voice in creative music" Downbeat ★★★★ 1/2

"Charming" Jazz Revelations ★★★★

"A prismatic wonderland" London Jazz News

"A really outstanding creation from a unique musical vision" Jazz Views

"One of the albums of the year" Mr Bongo

"It is, quite simply, stunning" 45 rpm

"Stunning" Music is My Sanctuary


Composed by Maria Chiara Argirò
Recorded at Livingston Studios, London, UK
Recording engineer: Alex Killpartrick / Assisted by Tom Archer
Mixed by Alex Killpartrick
Mastered by Nate Wood at Kerseboom Mastering, NY, USA

Produced by Maria Chiara Argirò

Maria Chiara Argirò - Piano, Synthesizers, Fender Rhodes, Mellotron
Sam Rapley - Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet
Tal Janes - Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Andrea Di Biase - Double Bass
Gaspar Sena - Drums, Percussion
Leïla Martial - Vocals

Also Featuring:
Mauro Polito - Programming
Gaspar Sena - Vocals on "Nautilus"
Tal Janes - Percussion on "Ocean"

Lyrics by:
Leïla Martial, Maria Chiara Argirò on "Beneath the Surface"
Vera Jonas on "Sea Song"
Jamie Doe on "To The Sea"
Daniel Gadd on "Starlight"

Artwork by Tamara Ablameiko
Design by My Elastic Brain

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Track Name: Beneath The Surface
What it means for you to dive
Can you feel the drought if you never strive.
What it means to leap across the waves
Is it true lightness if you ignore the weight of being ...

You are the first drop of the sea
The first tear on the earth’s cheek.
Leave this phantom boat chained to the land,
Leave the net ashore...

Be the first drop of the sea
The first tear on the earth’s cheek.
Leave this phantom boat chained to the land,
Leave the net ashore...
Track Name: Sea Song
a thousand miles
a million years
across the blue
below these tears
a deeper sound
a shoulder, wide
(when) hands meet waves
you grow inside

believe in me when all I have is blue
gently guide me closer to the land that stays
i belong to you old soul come find me
little drop of hope will mend my weary heart

a million years
just lose and find
this endless blue
will ease your mind

get by you’ll be that light so shine
just lose and find just find
Track Name: To The Sea
Blue, black, silver
Green, grey, white horse
Breaks for home
Alone

Spray stung sea bird
Keeps pace with the
Wild mob’s roar
Crests break
Hearts soar

All ends entwined
Hope marks the tide line

Fate tossed,
Cast off,
Into the swell, now

As rolling mountains
Rise up and gather speed

In restless motion
Carving nations

Patient as the
painting of each day’s dawn.
Track Name: Starlight
Why do
These (tired) eyes
See ripples
In the sky
The moon
Caught in a tide
Sinks low
Then starts to rise
And this quiet night

Swims
In silver light
And I know
I know

I’ve drifted from the road

And flowed
Alone
So far
From my home
From all I’ve ever known
And sinking like a stone
I see my dreams
Restless desires
Rising
Higher and higher
Floating free
Across the sea
Burning bright
Starlight

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