A1 KARABURUN PENINSULA (3:43)
A2 ATHENA (3:43)
A3 NANODIAMOND (3:57)
A4 MAPS FEAT. LENA PLATONOS (PROD.BY ANDI TOMA) (5:14)
A5 ICHTHYS (3:27)
A6 PYRAMETRON (2:39)
A7 DEBRIS (3:11)
B1 TOO LA (5:00)
B2 Φ (3:59)
B3 81948 (2000 OM69) (PROD. BY BRIAN ENO) (4:35)
B4 BLUEBLACK TOMB (PROD.BY ANDI TOMA) (4:53)
B5 SORROW (3:36)
B6 ELEGIERIG (3:04)
Sissi Rada is a wonderfully ambiguous personality and one of the best harpists for contemporary classical music in Europe and at same time producer of beautiful abstract electronica songs. Her album "Nanodiamond" comes out on new Berlin label Kryptox with guest vocals by Lena Platonos, co-production by Brian Eno on 81948 (2000 OM69) and Andi Toma of Mouse on Mars on Maps and Blueblack Tomb. A futuristic body of work that combines the sweet melancholy of the classical harp with subtle electronic soundscapes and Sissi Rada’s magical voice.
Sissi Rada was born in Athens, studied in Amsterdam and Berlin (Universität der Künste) and currently lives in Berlin, establishing herself as an active part of the new experimental music scene. She is a member of the David August Ensemble and makes music for art performances and modern theatre. Besides her electronic and neo-jazz experiments in the Berlin underground, she has also built a substantial career as an established classical harpist. She is a member of Teodor Currentzis’ musicaAEterna orchestra and a frequent collaborator of the Berlin Philharmonic and the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
"Nanodiamond" is a melancholic journey through a universe of romantic harp atmospheres, fragile melodies, subtle impressionistic vibes - based on Lo-Fi electronic sounds, noisy textures, raw sound design and at times almost robotic rhythmic constructions. A melancholic voice and subtle harmonic and melodic structures, that will sometimes catch you immediately and at other times will only be understood after a 2nd or 3rd listen, add a magical touch. It is music that you probably never heard before