Beaming Light by Freedom Candlemaker
Freedom Candlemaker is a direct translation of the Greek-Cypriot singer-songwriter Lefteris Moumtzis’ name into English. His new album ‘Beaming Light’ is the culmination of his extensive musical journey and is aiming to reach far and wide and make his music known to an international audience.
‘Beaming Light’ marks a departure from the artist’s previous output both sonically and symbolically: it is a radiant album that doesn’t carry the deep melancholy of his earlier work. Delving into uncultivated sonic areas, he finds a perfect balance between dense synth and guitar-based arrangements and his insightful song writing, within a dreamy and nostalgic scope. In ‘Beaming Light’, Lefteris is seeking to reach a harmonious connection between past and future, childhood and adulthood, earthly and divine. The main thread of the record consists of themes of spirituality, empathy and achieving peace with one’s inner being, through constant change and reinvention.
The album was recorded mainly in Athens and is produced by Alex Bolpasis, one of the brightest young producers in Greece and also long-time friend and collaborator of Lefteris. Besides Lefteris playing bass, guitar, piano and synths, the album features the musicians: Michalis Kapilidis (drums), Dimitris Hatzizisis (guitars… more
released February 22, 2019
All songs written by Lefteris Moumtzis.
Produced by Alex Bolpasis and Lefteris Moumtzis.
Recorded by Alex Bolpasis at Artracks Recording Studios in Athens.
Drums recorded by Kostas Ragiadakos at Unreal Studios.
Mixed by Alex Bolpasis at Artracks Recording Studios.
Additional mixing by Alex Bolpasis and Nikos Dimitrakakos at Unreal Studios.
Keyboards recorded by Dinakar at Far Mosque, Nicosia.
Vocals and additional keyboards recorded by Mikaela Tsangari at The Elbow Room, Nicosia.
Mastered by Yiannis Christodoulatos at Sweetspot Mastering.
Photography and art direction by Filep Motwary.
Make up and grooming by Elena Tsangaridou.
Layout and design by Zara der Arakelian.
Lefteris Moumtzis sang and played bass, guitar, piano, synthesizers,
Fender Rhodes, drum machine and percussion.
Michael Kapilidis played all the drums. Dimitris Chatzizisis played a lot of the electric guitars, violin and arranged the string parts.
Vasilis Vlahakos played awesome guitars on #3 and #5 and piano on #10.
Christos Hadjichristou played synthesizers and drum machine on #1, #2, #4, #5.
Fotis Siotas played violin on #2 and #9.
Stylianos Ioannides sung on #2 and #3.
Mikaela Tsangari sung on #10.
Orestes Benekas played synthesizer on #6.
Freedom Candlemaker is a direct translation of Lefteris Moumtzis’ name into English. Lefteris is a Greek-Cypriot musician, composer and producer, living in Lefkosia,Cyprus. Apart from his solo releases and various collaborations, he is the founder of the independent record label Louvana Records and the artistic director of Fengaros Music Festival, Music Village Fengaros and Lefkosia Loop Festival.