Manos Milonakis is a Thessaloniki-based composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, also known for his project Your Hand In Mine. According to the press release, While being part of this project, Manos was given the chance to get deeper into composition, music technology and street music, as well as to study and collect a large variety of instruments: wurlitzer piano, accordion, electric bass, guitars, percussion, stroh violin, theremin, ukulele, glockenspiel, melodica, toy piano, and music boxes, to name a few.
After 2014’s EP Solfar and some theatre scores, he released new full-length. The Seagull is out via piano and coffee records. It is a synopsis of his original score for Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov’s play of the same name, directed by Yiannis Paraskevopoulos for theatres of Greece and Romania. The album blend melancholic piano melodies, soaring strings, gentle electronics, atmospheric haze, and evocative soundscapes.
Check the mixtape which he did for us and our talk with him about the new album. Now he’s back with a new track titled “Strelitzia” which is out via Moderna Records. According to the press release, it is dedicated to spring, uniqueness, and equality. The story of “the paradise bird” that was doomed to be transformed into a plant reminds us that despite one’s special characteristics, differences and/or achievements, we breathe the same air and are thus designed to be equal and to live in harmony. “Strelitzia” is a story told with piano, strings and some synths of the 80’s.