Karmana album release, Simon Thacker and Justyna Jablonska

November 24, 2016 in by mwhiteside


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December sees the release of Karmana, the debut album by guitarist and composer Simon Thacker in duo with the Polish cellist Justyna Jablonska, supported by Creative Scotland, the first album to consist entirely of Simon’s music. The centrepiece is the epic six movement Karmana suite for guitar and cello, inspired by the belief in music as a medium of transcendence. A new frontier for Scottish music is heralded by a monumental Scottish trilogy, beautifully sung by the incomparable Karine Polwart and featuring huge textures and sonic detail, extending the backwards recording technique pioneered by Jimi Hendrix with up to 25 simultaneous guitars and 7 cellos. Other special guests include tabla master Sarvar Sabri in an explosive trio and one of the finest exponents of the Roma tradition, Masha Natanson, in a lineup which made its acclaimed debut for Made in Scotland in 2016. Karmana can be ordered at http://www.simonthacker.com/shop.html