Under A Common Sky is the third album from London based four-piece Electric Litany. The 9 tracks were written in a beach house in Corfu during the Summer of 2017, before being recorded at fish factory, North London by producer George Botis.
Under A Common Sky is Electric Litany’s most ambitious recording to date, Inspired not only by the nocturnal nature of the island, but also the humanitarian crisis in which we find ourselves. The album invites us into dark territory with early tracks CFU and Sealight before ascending to the heavenly heights of mid-album track Bedroom – a song reminiscent of classic 1970s songwriting.
Tales of humanity that permeated earlier albums once again reveal themselves in the unambiguously titled Refugee (Under A Common Sky). The almost dystopian cinematic production acting as a fitting backdrop to the record.
Under A Common Sky has already gained international attention with the release of the video teaser for the haunting album opener Azure on One RPM’s YouTube channel, and big things are bound to happen.
Legendary producer Alan Parson ( who produced their 2014 album Enduring Days…) has hailed the band as the next Radiohead. «I said to myself, ‘they could be the next Radiohead’.” — Alan Parsons, BBC Interview (UK) ».
Line-up: Alexandros Miaris – Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Synths, Pavlos Mavromatakis – Bass, Benjamin Prince – Keys, Richard Simic – Drums.
The name Electric Litany came up as an oxymoron. The litanies and philharmonic orchestras in Alexandros Mirasis`s native island have haunted him since he was a child. The band is powerfully electric, but involves no religious faith of any kind. Nevertheless their story so far is full of religious coincidences they made their first demos in an old pub called Fallen Angel (converted to an illegal studio in order to meet their needs).
Later on, without second thought, they recorded this album in Mirias’s latest home, an abandoned church with great acoustics, built in 1895 in North London. They collected instruments and equipment from everywhere, Mirasis spent four days entwined in cables and plugs in order to connect the compartments of the church.