Release: November 25, 2016/ Inner Ear


It took two years to compose and produce “Pragma”, which is the answer to her self released split EP “Personae”, released in 2013. The recordings took place in Berlin and Athens with her permanent collaborator and producer, Max Trieder. The album features guest appearances from artists who have contributed in many ways to the identity of SIssi Rada: Camerata Athens Quartet, Sergiu Nastaza (solo violin), Niklas Lutterbach (soundscape) and Florian Bitzer, Sebastian Meyer and Constanze Trieder (wind instruments).

This thematic album is an attempt to highlight the sensitivity of the things that surround us. It deals with the universal word “pragma” and its various uses and delves into the psychic bond of modern man with symbols, symbolism and referentiality. Bilingual lyrics underline the multi-culture of the times and the common words our unisexual root. Music-wise, it is hard to describe the sound of Sissi Rada for the reason that pop, electronic and classical elements blend in a unique way to create an equally unique genre.

Sissi Makropoulou: composition, lyrics, harp, voice
Maximiliam Trieder: composition, guitar, bass, keys, production
Tom Krause: drums

Guest Musicians:

Produced and Mixed by Maximilian Trieder @ dasher, Berlin
Drums recorded @ Emil-Berliner-Studios, Berlin
Strings recorded @ the New Fab Liquid studio, Athens
Mastered by Henning Birkenhake @ Eastside Mastering, Berlin

Artwork by Michalis Paraskakis