I​.​A​.​A​.​Y​.​A Part One

by Sol Seppy

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    Includes digital pre-order of I.A.A.Y.A Part One. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    Black double vinyl with reversed card sleeve and black polylined inners.

    Includes digital pre-order of I.A.A.Y.A Part One. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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1.
03:51
2.
Said Cat to a Phoenix
3.
07:18
4.
Part Of
5.
Meeting IS
6.
T's Prayer
7.
Live In Me
8.
Mercy
9.
Into View

about

Sound samples: soundcloud.com/gatedrecordings/sets/sol-seppy-i-a-a-y-a-part-one

What Sophie Michalitsianos has created, using barely more than her voice, piano, and cello, is magical, defying labels. Originally released as a private-press CD for her fans, I.A.A.Y.A, or I Am As You Are, is sublime, intimate, weightless, and comforting. The album takes its time yet feels urgent, like you need this music, this moment.

If the name Sol Seppy sounds familiar, it's because Michalitsianos had one groundbreaking album in 2006, The Bells of 1 2, which for those that heard it became one of the most important albums of the 00s. From it came the track Enter One, which has been used on numerous high-profile TV shows and has a silly number of views on YouTube.

Since that album, Michalitsianos moved to Australia with her husband, had a daughter, and worked on new music that she ultimately decided self-release. During this time, tragedy struck and she lost her husband, leaving her alone with her three-year-old.

But her association with the band Sparklehorse as a multi-instrumentalist led to a reunion with drummer Scott Minor. Moving to the US, Michalitsianos fell in love and married Minor, all the while working on the album that would become I.A.A.Y.A, recording and mixing most of it while in Knoxville.

Now, though, she lives in a small Greek village, hoping to make it her home while she works on the next two records. Yes, this is just the first part of a trilogy.

So it's been a long time coming, but it's with great pride that we present the first ever vinyl pressing of I.A.A.Y.A Part One.

In Sophie's own words: "Deep within these songs is a meeting place. It's an old home of everyone's and I hope for it to be an anchor whilst we bob up and down in chop."

This is rare, this is real, this is true.

credits

releases February 28, 2020

Written, performed and produced by Sol Seppy. Additional vocals on M/\RK by Lina Michalitsianos. Mixed by Sol Seppy. Mixing engineer Scott Minor. Mastering by Greg Calbi. Additional mastering by Scott Minor. Photography by Jon Frank.

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