Esbe – Mystra

Album (Brief) | Self Release | By Allan Wilkinson | Stars: 3/5

For her second album release, the London-based singer known as Esbe ventures into the Byzantine Empire, with a suite of engaging music that incorporates poetry and phonetic vocal sounds that relate to the Mystra Renaissance. Composed, arranged and performed by Esbe, the twelve enchanting songs take us to another time, opening doors to a particular sonic experience. With her Turkish/Algerian/Austrian/Polish background, Esbe creates an atmospheric, almost ethereal soundscape, which aims to take the listener on a journey through the dreams of Constantine, the voyage of Byzas and the mysteries of the era, reflecting on the stories and evoking the spirit of the past, keeping the music, literature, art and architecture of Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages very much in mind.