SEA + AIR

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SEA + AIR - Pop Indie Live Act in Köln

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SEA + AIR
Greek Dancer + German Composer
Wive + Husband
Rhythm + Melody
Ancient + Futuristic
Cool + Hot

FOUNDED 2011
POP DUO SOUNDING LIKE A ROCK BAND
BY PLAYING MANY INSTRUMENTS AT THE SAME TIME
PLAYED 600 SHOWS ALL OVER THE WORLD IN 2,5 YEARS
PERFORMED LIVE ON TV:
ARD (Inas Nacht), ZDF (Tv Noir), SWR (latenight)

SEA + AIR

Daniel Benjamin
(Vocals, Concerto Guitar, Drums, Cymbals, Bells)
&
Eleni
(Vocals, Harpsichord, Organ Bass Pedal, Drums)

On the commercial climax of the genres „Singer/Songwriter“ and „Indie“ the big question is: what´s next?

A Greek folklore dancer who had to sing secretly when she was a kid and a German composer who can´t read music?

A harpsichordist with fear of flying and a guitarist who is scared of the sea?

Or a bassist who plays her instrument with her feet and a drummer who would´ve rather stayed in his punk rock band?

SEΛ + ΛIR is all of this.

After 10 years of writing, recording and playing over 1200 concerts all over the world with different bands the married couple experienced a key moment in 2010:

Supporting Whitney Houston on her final European tour, they managed to silence huge arenas only with their two voices, realizing that they had accidentally reached the goal of touching a mainstream audience by simply being who they are: a unique but comprehensible project.

The most important feature of their music isn't the almost supernatural harmony of their voices only. Also the stubborn idea that German and Greek cultural goods inherit enough to create modern and timeless pop music in the same place, became important.

Inspired by the melodic beauty of J. S. Bach´s baroque, the deep and experimental epoch of German 70´s music such as Popol Vuh and the big architecture of stadium rock like The Scorpions, the songwriting of SEΛ + ΛIR always finds its way back to catchy but striking hymns that a country at the sea like Greece has been developing and spreading since centuries.

Knowing their time has come, SEΛ + ΛIR recorded their debut album „My Heart´s Sick Chord“, an album dedicated to Bach´s favourite instrument, the harpsichord. It will be released via Motor Entertainment/Rough Trade/Irrascible (G/A/S) and Volkoren/PIAS (Benelux) on October 12th 2012.
At the same day the first single „Do Animals Cry?“ will be released.

Since October 2011, the duo is on world tour for two years playing 500 shows.

Live they both play up to five instruments at the same time which makes a band and sounds from tape unnecessary.

THE ALBUM

„My Heart's Sick Chord“ is the first record in the history of pop music that was written on the harpsichord, J.S. Bach's favourite instrument.

Keeping balance by being mediocre failed. Therefore SEΛ + ΛIR decided to use extremes to record their debut album. They perfectly capture enrapturement and insanity, dream and reality as well as horror and safety on this record.

My Heart's Sick Chord deals with big emotions even though they have been betrayed by Hollywood and the guy with the beard and guitar. Everyone receives or sends a dissonant, sick chord with their hearts now and then. Tragically for those who don't deal with it.
„Would there be silence without noise, or laughter without crying? I don´t think so!“ says Daniel Benjamin about his lyrics.

AND SOME FOOTNOTES...

SEΛ + ΛIR means "She and He“ in German.

So far their world tour has brought them into such countries as Canada, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Portugal, Spain, France and, of course, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

SEΛ + ΛIR have toured as support for artists like Sufjan Stevens, White Stripes, Jose Gonzalez, The Flaming Lips, The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Woven Hand and The Divine Comedy.

SEΛ + ΛIR have been successfully featured in one of Germany´s most important music tv show "TV Noir“ on ZDF.

In 2012 they composed and recorded the scores for two major feature movies, one of them being "Neuer Deutscher Film“ legend Michael Verhoeven's new work "Heißkalte Seele“.

SEA + AIR
Greek Dancer + German Composer
Wive + Husband
Rhythm + Melody
Ancient + Futuristic
Cool + Hot

FOUNDED 2011
POP DUO SOUNDING LIKE A ROCK BAND
BY PLAYING MANY INSTRUMENTS AT THE SAME TIME
PLAYED 600 SHOWS ALL OVER THE WORLD IN 2,5 YEARS
PERFORMED LIVE ON TV:
ARD (Inas Nacht), ZDF (Tv Noir), SWR (latenight)

SEA + AIR

Daniel Benjamin
(Vocals, Concerto Guitar, Drums, Cymbals, Bells)
&
Eleni
(Vocals, Harpsichord, Organ Bass Pedal, Drums)

On the commercial climax of the genres „Singer/Songwriter“ and „Indie“ the big question is: what´s next?

A Greek folklore dancer who had to sing secr...

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Discography SEA + AIR

  • 2012 My Heart's Sick Chord Album | Motor/Rough Trade/Volkeren/PIAS

Media

  • Video Sea & Air singen "Heart Of ...

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15,668 Fans

Origin

  • Köln DE

Founded

  • 2011

Members

  • Eleni Zafiriadou Vocals, Harpsichord, Bass
  • Daniel Benjamin Vocals, Guitar, Drums