‘Samana is a pioneering duo; polymaths who integrate the creation of music, poetry, film and photography into one truly unique project’
“Somewhere between Nick Cave, Mazzy Star, Nick Drake and Sigur Ros, the music of Samana has a unique spirit born from the nomadic existence of the founding duo that led them on a one-year journey across Europe. All their songs are written from the interpretation of dreams, ancient philosophical rituals, personal experiences with always genuine emotional honesty that drives the listener into completely unknown spheres. On stage, the duo's performances are intense and hypnotic.”
- L’ Ecran Du Son
“Samana has a rare power from other times, a seraphic atmosphere bordering on esotericism, a journey that evokes ancient beliefs, fallen civilisations where the gods were legions. It's an age-old album, carried by the aerial voices of Rebecca Rose Harris and Franklin Mockett, who oscillates between melancholic ballads and spiritual experiences. The recordings have a raw side, offering an exceptional sound, a magical nature that allows you to enter this world of life and death.”
- Can You Hear The Music?
“It's not surprising to discover that they spent a year across Europe, having acquired a maturity that allows them to completely unpack in their music, which is posed, languorous, dark, but never teary, frozen or disturbing. On the contrary, there is always a certain intimate warmth, sometimes benevolent and mesmerising, of this black and white music.”