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Coral Caves RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘This night love bleeds’

Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Christos Pappas announces the come back for his band Coral Caves, 10 years after debut album ‘Labyrinth’s Path’ & unveils their new sound & direction with the 2020 produced single ‘This night love bleeds’. Described by the artist as a musical trip from Greece & the Balkans to the West, a prisma of Greek & Balkan music traditions in a post-modern context.‘This night love bleeds’ will be available to stream & download on 27th May 2020.

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This is an anniversary release, celebrating the 10 years after Coral Caves’ 1st album release & 8 years after their 2nd and last Ep Album ‘Sometimes Shine’ (CPS-Records 2012). Recalling the writing of the album, Christos comments that: I composed & produced that album in a very emotionally tense period of my life. Labyrinth’s path for me acts as a catharsis for all the mournful emotions I experienced that period. Is an expressionistic music journey, a diving trip to the emotions and senses.

‘This night love bleeds’ is a re-recorded, re-mixed and re-produced song in 2020. It combines some of the original recordings from Labyrinth’s Path album release in 2010! The new and the old generate and unveil the new direction that the band will take onwards. Guitars substitute the Lute & Bouzouki. The Saxophone performances, scores and melodies are inspired from Greek traditions, while the Brass instruments incite and invite you to the sound of the Balkans. Lyrically as its bold title states, it refers to erotic/personal relationships; times of romance and tenderness have gone.

Coral Caves Reviews:

BBC Radio :  ‘Coral Caves – Absolutely Brilliant!’

Jumbo Records (UK) : Dark and mysterious…this album slowly hypnotises you into it’s funeral paced world…From the atmospheric Tenor and Alto Sax to the eeriness of Christos Pappas’s vocals this mournful, yet fresh story brings to mind the doomier side of the Doors and perhaps a more folky version of a deathly opera. Excellent stuff.

SOS – Sound on Sound magazine (UK) : ‘Christos Pappas describes his album as “a musical trip from Greece and the Balkans to the West”. Which, thankfully, doesn’t mean endless bouzouki solos over happy house beats; the blend of East and West is handled here with commendable subtlety and thought. Acoustic guitars “substitute the lute and bouzouki” but usually take a back seat to saxophone, clarinet, and Christos’ doleful baritone voice. The recording is mostly naturalistic rather than ‘produced’, leaving the heavy lifting to the playing and arrangements. Both are very nicely done..’ Sam Inglis

Alt Sounds.com (USA) :Coral Caves is a band from Leeds fronted by Christos Pappas and The Labyrinth’s Path is their sophomore album. There is some serious deep, dark, progressive late 1960’s/early 1970’s folk going on here. The Labyrinth’s Path is a strange album…but I do like it.The first thing I noticed upon hearing the new Coral Caves is their strong King Crimson influence. I’m talking about the mellow, hazy, deep, dark, horn and string driven albums such as In the Wake of Poseidon and Islands. There is also a strong Pink Floyd influence here. I love the use of horns throughout the album and the gloomy, folksy guitar work is great too. The music reminds a bit of Leonard Cohen’s at times and the lyrics and vocals are dark and tortured and they tend to head a bit in the same direction as well. Christos Pappas’ vocals can be deep and disturbing when they want to be…

I have become addicted to the Coral Caves’ hazy, funereal, death folk. The Labyrinth’s Path is a very slow moving and laid back album. From the first track ’The Night Love Bleeds (Part 1)’ you know what you are getting into and that you are there for the long haul. The music has a way of building and subsiding like the tides…With that being said there are some great tracks on The Labyrinth’s Path such as ‘Ticking Away’ with it’s Pink Floyd-like dirge and ‘Black Curtains’ for it’s sheer, dark beauty. I highly recommend playing ‘Black Curtains’, then if you like what you hear, listen to the rest and if you want even more again, pick up the album. It’s well worth your time and money.”

Τζαζ & Jazz (Greece) :“(Greece) ﷽     band will take onwards. song taken from the AlΈνα άλλο σχήμα που έχει για έδρα του την Αγγλία, το Leeds πιο συγκεκριμένα, είναι και οι Coral Caves του Χρήστου Παππά. Το άλμπουμ τους “Labyrinth’s Path” αγγίζει, και αυτό, folk περιοχές, διαμορφωμένες μέσα από μία περισσότερο rock αντίληψη. Ένα είδος progressive-folk; Ίσως. Με τα πνευστά (τα σαξόφωνα ας πούμε) να θυμίζουν… άγνωστα συγκροτήματα του παρελθόντος, όπως τους Titus Groan φερ’ ειπείν. Ο Παππάς έχει ιδέες (οι οποίες, πάντα, επιδέχονται βελτίωση) έχει και «σωστές» επιρροές (Debussy, Pink Floyd, Πετρολούκας Χαλκιάς, Ψαραντώνης, όπως ο ίδιος λέει), Καλύτερες στιγμές το “This night love bleeds”, αλλά και το έσχατο 15λεπτο “Hersonysos”, με τους σαφείς υπαινιγμούς από King Crimson, το οποίον φανερώνει πως ο Παππάς γνωρίζει να χειρίζεται τη μεγάλη – οργανική – φόρμα.»

Prodagon.gr (Greece) :“Coral Caves: Στην Αγγλία έκαναν αίσθηση, τους παίζει το ραδιόφωνο του BBC κι ας είναι μια ανεξάρτητη παραγωγή και πίσω από αυτήν, στη μουσική, τους στίχους, και την ερμηνεία ένας έλληνας. Ο Χρήστος Παππά, είχε στις αποσκευές του φτάνοντας από τα Γιάννενα στο Λονδίνο, την αγάπη για τη μουσική, τις σπουδές τουστο Ωδείο για το master που θα ακολουθούσε και επιρροές που ξεκινούσαν από τις ροκ αγάπες του μέχρι το κλαρίνο του Πετρολούκα Χαλκιά.”

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