I was first introduced to Daemonia Nymphe in 2006 by a Greek friend in Edinburgh. It was a passing moment, we dropped by her flat to pick up her costume for the Beltane Fire Festival and she asked if I’d heard the band before, she played a couple of tracks from the self-titled album, the tracks were Dance of the Satyrs and Summoning Divine Selene. I was hooked and refrains from the tracks played in my head over and over for days!
Dark, seductive, exotic and ancient, the music produced by London based duo Spyros Giasafakis and Evi Stergiou is sure to speak to an ancient and wyld part of your soul, invoke shared ancestral memories of warm nights spent dancing, wine-drunk in praise of Bacchus or conjure images of nymphs, satyrs and great gods of magic, wisdom and war.
For anyone expecting to hear the popular folk music of Greece, you won’t find that here, instead you will be greeted with instruments from a much earlier time, and imagery that speaks from the copper and bronze age!
Live performances by Daemonia Nymphe are stunning! With amazing dancers and ritual performance, you would be hard pressed to find another stage performance like these!
Listen out for extra music from this band throughout the month and for a focus on their music in Wyldwood “Almost” Live on Wednesday!
And you can buy their music from their Bandcamp page: https://daemonianymphe.bandcamp.com/