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Beaming Light

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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, violins), Vassilis Vlahakos (guitars, piano), Fotis Siotas (violins), Orestis Benekas (synths) and Hristos Hatzihristou (synths). The album artwork is based on the unique photos of photographer, writer, curator and journalist Filep Motwary.

Out on limited edition LP (black/turquoise vinyl), CD and digital album in February 2019 via Inner Ear.

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released February 22, 2019

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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.

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Freedom Candlemaker is a direct translation of Cypriot artist, Lefteris Moumtzis’ name into English. The musician has released various acclaimed albums in the last 10 years as Lefteris Moumtzis and J.Kriste, Master of Disguise. With the new Freedom Candlemaker phase, he is reaching far and wide. ... more

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Track Name: Abyssal Sky
To fly above the earth
To be like giving birth
To fly above the earth
To be a womb

On a clear morning
To a beaming light
To a beaming light

To save the mind from words
To stroke the spine gently
To be a grain of sand
To be stardust

In an abyssal sky
I am not afraid
I am not afraid

In an abyssal sky
In an abyssal sky
I am not afraid
I am not afraid
Track Name: Astral Body
So give me colours give me shocks to move this astral body
I want to cultivate all that is possible
I think I have the need to hear that I’m a good boy
Please tell me so
Please tell me so

Right now I’m frightened
I feel like I can’t go on
I feel so frightened
Unsatisfied and alone

Let’s take a walk inside the garden of eternal beauty
Let’s try to contemplate on all that’s possible
Let’s figure out how to fulfill our universal duty
Let’s make it so
Let’s make it so

Inside I’m aching
I feel like I can’t go on
Inside I’m breaking
Into a magical song

Inside I’m aching
I feel like I can’t go on
Inside I’m breaking
Into a magical song
Track Name: Journey
If this is gonna take you on a journey then the news are good
Show you all the wonders over yonder under skies of blue

Like you used to do
Yea you used to do that
When you understood what it’s about
The colours were real loud

If this is gonna take you on a journey I will come along
Walk me through your kingdom teach me everything I need to know

And sing me that song
Yea, sing me that old song
My God, it’s been so long since you were here
Oh, my head it’s clearing up now

And sing me that song
Yea, sing me that old song
My God, it’s been so long
Yea, sing me that old song
Like you used to do
Yea, you used to do that
When you understood
Yes, you understood what it’s about
Track Name: Miss Sadness
Miss Sadness
You don’t have to go that way
Lose your dark veil
It is just a storm
Soon it will be gone
Yes, it will be gone

Miss Sadness
Your belly bears the pain of the world
Drop these lead weights
And then you’ll fly above

Be like water and let go
All the stories you have told
Don’t you hang on to this storm
‘Cos soon it will be gone

Your mind is racing

It makes your body ache
I feel your hunger for truth to penetrate
I feel your hunger
For love abundant

Miss Sadness
You don’t need to head that way
Lighten your head
And everything can change
Energy remains

Everything can change
Soon it will be gone
Soon we will be gone
Soon we will be gone
Soon we will be gone
Soon we will be gone
Track Name: Flawless Rays Of Sun
You wanna be with me
We’ll turn this world inside out
We’ll feed on poetry
Heat the soup, grind the frowns
You wanna be with me
We’ll turn this world upside down
We’ll live in symmetry

Come on let’s fantasise
We shed a new kind of light
It keeps us warm in spite
We live in dark helpless times
Come on let’s fantasise
We’ll always ride with the tide
Come on let’s fantasise

I wanna be with you
I wanna fill your empty arms
I wanna be with you
There’s love inside this troubled heart
I know I’ll be with you
I know I’ll follow through

Come on let’s fantasise
We shed a new kind of light
It keeps us warm in spite
We live in dark helpless times
Come on let’s fantasise

Come on let’s fantasise
An endless rain of flawless rays of sun

Out of the seasons
Out of the haze
Lost are the reasons
To be afraid
Out of the seasons
Out of the haze
An endless rain of flawless rays of sun
Flawless rays of sun
An endless rain of flawless rays of sun
Track Name: Playground
Only good thoughts
Only bright thoughts
Only good thoughts
For you

It’s your spirit and you’re near it
You can hear it calling you
It’s your spirit and you’re near it
You can hear it

Only good thoughts
Only sweet thoughts
Only good thoughts
Now will enter me

It’s my spirit and I’m near it
I can hear it calling me
It’s my spirit and I’m near it
I can hear it

This is just a playground
To live and to learn
It is just a playground
Surrender to sound

It is just a playground
It is just a playground
Track Name: False Hopes
Watching the ball
Aiding the fall
And while you nurture your vote
You are casting your stone

False hopes these are my friend
A pat on the back of self-defence
Your self-defence

I’m packing my horse
In tears of remorse
In an exceptional place
My thoughts I erase

False hopes these are I know
A single desire to lift my soul!

We are living with ghosts
We are terrible hosts
For a needless debate
On whose prey and whose bait

False hopes these are
False hopes these are
Track Name: Frost
Eye to eye
But not quite
Plastic smile
Rotten heart
Sharpened fangs
Hungry beast
Poisonous tongue
Eager for the feast

I wonder if I could love you
I wonder if I could survive
This treacherous game
That you are playing
Scrub the hate off my chest

Hand in hand
With the devil
Leave no trace
On muddy land
No regrets
No forgiving
Sleep in Frost
By the gates of hell

I wonder if I could love you
I wonder if we could survive
This darkened world
That you are building
Empty hopes for hopeless dreams

Eye to eye
With the truth
Stamp the paper
With your vice
The exit’s locked
But I am dancing
I am free
I am in disguise
Track Name: Silent Song
In the midst of the fog
Lives a silent song
And it’s casting a spell
Over everyone

It drips like honey through the ages
Forever sweet

On a ghost carousel
Children carry on
Mesmerised by the tune of the silent song

It drips like honey through the ages
Forever sweet

In the haze of the dawn
Lives a silent song
It’s the dawning of peace
Waking everyone

It drips like honey through the ages
Forever sweet
Forever sweet
Track Name: Of The Universe
I am of the Universe
I am of the Universe
And it’s your soul that I long for
I am of the Universe

I renounce the evidence
I adore your confidence
And in your flame I’ll gladly burn
We are of the Universe

Finding words are meaningless
Longing for a sweet caress
We are of the Universe
We are of another kind
Track Name: Unfulfilled (only on cd and digital)
So long
For so long I’ve dampened my voice
I didn’t know
which road to take to find where love lives

Now I look myself in the eye
I don’t want to live through another lie
No, no, ‘cos now I know

Hear my cry
See me reach these arms to touch you
A child is born
Love spreads like fire and it will catch you

Now I look myself in the eye
I don’t wanna lose this lover of mine
No, no, ‘cos now I know

Yet I felt unfulfilled I felt a joyless chill
And imitation drills
A friendly fruit

I felt unfulfilled I felt a joyless chill
And repetition kills
A friendly fruit

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