Lüüp is the brainchild of composer and flautist Stelios Romaliadis (pictured above), they are an international collective who have no geographical boundaries in the truest sense of the word. They released their debut single Distress Signal Code in 2008 followed by Meadow Rituals in 2011, an album we featured and reviewed on Folk Radio UK.
One of the most striking tracks on that release was ‘Horses Heart’
Foregoing traditional genre boundaries, defying categorization, and embracing the distinct talents of its 19 participants, Luup involves a reexamination of convention by a thorough exploration of the instrument. Led by flautist Stelios Romaliadis, whose direction of the musicians allows for shimmering folk tendencies to mingle with fragile string arrangements and uplifting voice, Luup combines disparate elements of modern musical tendencies to examine man’s primitive nature.
Live: Taurokathapsia (Part I)
Other collaborative members include David Jackson (Van Der Graaf Generator), Lisa Isaksson (Lisa O Piu), Andria Degens (Current 93, Pantaleimon), Greg Haines and more. Material from Meadow Rituals has been remixed by Aaron Martin, Jasper TX, Field Rotation, Offthesky, Hummingbird, Billy Gomberg & Dictionary of Ghosts.
To experience the true beauty of their music you must see them perform live, which they will be doing in Istanbul, Turkey on February 9th 2013 at Borusan Music House with the following lineup:
Lisa Isaksson (SWE) – vocals, ac. Guitar, flute
Lefteris Moumtzis (CY) – vocals, ac. Guitar
Sofia Efklidou (GR) – cello
David Svedmyr (SWE) – ac. Guitar
Stelios Romaliadis (GR) – flute