El Ojo Del Mundo was released 1 June and is Amarok`s ninth studio album.
After six years Amarok is back with El Ojo Del Mundo” (The Eye of The World), an absolutely innovative album arranged almost entirely for the Turkish kanun, a 78 string citar, also known as The Oriental Piano. Also called the Piano Of The East.
Along with this, the group displays an impressive diversity of instruments, possibly never seen before, with western medieval instruments such as the viola de roda (hurdy-gurdy); eastern ones as persian santur, saz, and tar; the pioneer of electric instruments, the theremin; acoustic instruments from our environment: flute, trumpet and violin, as well as almost all the essential elements of a progressive band: drums, bass, 12 strings guitars and keyboards.
Amarok is a musical group that for more than 20 years has explored multiple paths in alternative music, from new age to progressive folk-rock.
1. Sota La Pluja (3:52)
2. SaraswatI (9:11)
I La Diosa del Conocimiento
II Khumb Mela
III El Río Subterráneo
3. Cançó D’Amor (4:22)
4. El Vals de Las Libélulas (2:18)
5. Luna y Sal (6:11)
6. La Sexta Extinción (17:31)
I Insectos y Aves
IV Peces y Anfibios
VII Homo Sapiens
7. Gibra’ara 2021 (4:58)
8. El Ojo del Mundo (11:38)
Amarok is the Eskimo word for wolf, and the bandl explores new age, electronic, folk, ethnic and progressive sounds. Keyboard rhythm sequences are the basis for the calm, atmospheric melodies. The band does not confine their musicality to their native folk elements, however, as they combine Middle-Eastern and North African textures as well as Medieval European Minstrel orchestrations with free jazz and lots of various world music elements.
Robert Santamaría: Kanun, Saz, Tar, Santur, Keyboards, 12-string Guitar, Autoharp, Glockenspiel, Accordion, Percussions
Marta Segura: Vocals
Manel Mayol: Transverse flute, Didgeridoo
Pau Zañartu: Drums, Electronic Hang
Marc Egea: Viola de Roda (Hurdy-gurdy)
Tarik Smith: Trumpet
Miguel Arce: Bass
Víctor Estrada: Theremín (6, 7)
Coloma Bertran: Violin (1)
Núria Martínez: Palms (1,2,7)