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Thu, 27 Oct




The acoustic avatar of freedom...

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Time & Location

27 Oct 2022, 19:30

Oswestry, Chapel St, Oswestry SY11 1LF, UK

About the event

Samanas’ music confronts the heaviest elements of the human condition, alternately surrendering to this heaviness and transcending it. It is an invitation to regain possession of ourselves and our time, as well as rediscovering harmony with the environment that surrounds us, compelling a desire to overcome our borders and to learn. Oscillating between melancholic ballads and spiritual experiences, their music leads one on a journey of cinematic proportion that evokes ancient beliefs, revolution, healing, fallen civilisations and intense deliberations of love, loss and death. They possess a truly unique spirit born from a nomadic and solitary existence, placing great emphasis on the philosophy of dreams, the interior of the subconscious and the power of improvisation. Each song created by Samana is constructed with an ethereal power and an emotional honesty which offers a direct passage into the essence of ourselves, removing ones veneer, with its shamanic quality. This is music for the soul.

“Samana conjure a sound that demonstrates rawness and vulnerability, yet so beautifully alive. The outstanding instrumentation on this record is enough to transcend the listener into a state of melancholy bliss; It is soulful and hypnotic music. Harris and Mockett have gifted us with a sonically and thematically beautiful piece of work that compliments their raw talent. Proven by their improvisation and restrictive recording process, it resulted in a record that truly inspires awe.”

Line Of Best Fit - 9/10

“Meditative deep reflections, swooning wanderlust, piercing an anaesthetising reach - think Nico, Jarboe, Mazzy Star”

Mojo Magazine - 4/5 stars

“I absolutely love these guys, they’re extraordinary, remarkable! I can’t recommend anything more highly. This is the sound of art meeting love in a very real way. Samana are my artist of the year and definitely my favourite find of the year!”

Guy Garvey, BBC6 Music

“For me, they create music almost entirely of themselves; the only artists working nearby I can think of is the pre-Mazzy star outfit, Opal and Samana seem to push beyond that into a different more organic mystery. Heart-stoppingly beautiful. It has that quality that is so uniquely Samana. It unfolds at a leisurely, narcotic pace, acoustic chords a subtle earthing for Rebecca’s deep dulcet lyric and lazy, psychedelic guitar touches. It’s the sound of a hot July day with crickets humming, some hitherto unvisited medieval church in the distance; the smell of ozone and gunmetal clouds gathering in the distance, threatening to break the lazy heat.”

Backseat Mafia


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