Ismália – Andras Atlason
An omen of death. This is one of the ways one could describe “Ismália”, a poem by Brazilian symbolist poet Alphonsus de Guimaraens. Carrying us through the nocturnal symbols of the moon, the night sky, the sea, the angel and the tower, the suggestion of death is always lurking as an underlying theme to the poem for the “woman gone mad”. On this song, Andras Atlason provides a rich arrangement which, with frequent changes in tempo, texture, tonal center and instrumentation, attempts to illustrate the stark narrative of the original poem in its different shades of colour and expression; a song as “close to the sky” as “far from the sea”.
Released on the following formats:
Digitally on all major platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, etc.). You can check it out by using this link: https://bfan.link/ismalia