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2015 news

Well Wishes

December 2015

Esthema wants to wish everyone a happy and healthy Holiday season...Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Three Kings Day, St. Lucia Day, Ramadan, HAPPY NEW YEAR, and everything in between!!!

Enjoy your time with friends, family and loved ones. Make every single moment count, listen to lots of great music, eat mouth watering food, drink great wine (or IPA), read a fantastic book and be grateful for whatever it is you have.

Thank you for your continued support.


After the Fact

November 2015

We hope everyone had a chance to check out Esthema Live on WMFO 91.5FM's Acoustic Ceiling hosted by Vincent "Vin" Maganzini. We had a great time playing live on the air.

A sincere thanks to Vin for having us on the show. Please visit us on our Facebook page for more pictures.

Esthema LIVE on WMFO 91.5FM

November 2015

Saturday, November 21 at 4PMEST, join Esthema for a live performance and interview on WMFO 91.5FM's Acoustic Ceiling hosted by Vincent Maganzini.

We will be there for the full program from 4:00 - 5:00 EST performing pieces from each of our three CDs, Apart From The Rest (2007), the Hereness and Nowness of Things (2009) and Long Goodbye (2014).

We hope you will have a chance to listen in either on WMFO 91.5FM in the Medford/Boston area or streaming at WMFO 91.5FM from anywhere around the globe.


October 2015

Esthema has been working on some incredible new music over the past few months and we hope to introduce bits and pieces of it.

The first piece is Hijaro. A composition penned by Mac Ritchey, we are working on creating that just-right arrangement. This video gives you an idea of some of the main themes.

We hope you enjoy. More to come!!!

Family, Friends, Travel, & Music

Summer 2015

This summer (as is usual for this time of year) Esthema was real quiet. Individuals went back home to visit family and friends, toured playing music around the globe with incredible artists, and found time to take it easy. However, all the while we continued to work towards our shared Esthema goals, creating amazing music.

We hope everyone has/had an incredible summer!!!

...gentle and haunting

July 2015

One year after its release, Esthema's Long Goodbye is still receiving incredible reviews.

"A production that blend jazz- and Balkan folk-inspired music with tones and scales of a more exotic Middle East origin, with a good balance between the gentle and haunting and the firm and dramatic."

To read the entire review, please check out our reviews page or Progressor.net

A sincere THANK YOU to Olav M. Bjornsen and Progressor.net for the continued support.

Esthema on the Airwaves

April 2015

For all our friends in the Boston/Somerville/Medford area, you can now hear Esthema on the FM dial, each Saturday between 4 and 5PM at WMFO 91.5FM. DJ Vincent Maganzini hosts the Acoustic Ceiling.

Of course, you can also listen to WMFO 91.5FM 24/7 from anywhere in the world right here.

The Possum Hall Sessions

January 2015

At the tail end of January, Esthema came together to shoot what will ultimately be part of The Possum Hall Sessions: Esthema Live.

We recorded live audio and video at Possum Hall Studios for a few of Esthema compositions, old and new.

We are super excited about this because it captures Esthema, fully acoustic, live and unedited in an absolutely beautiful space.

Looking forward to share more details once all the parts come together.

Long Goodbye Top 10 of 2014

January 2015

At the end of 2014, the writers of DPRP (the Dutch Progressive Rock Page) listed their "Best Albums of 2014" and Esthema's Long Goodbye made it to the Top 10 (along with Opeth and Deep Purple) for writer Andrew Halley.

You may recall that Mr. Halley reviewed Long Goodbye for DPRP back in October.

We can't tell you what a feeling it is when guys that are reviewing the music of Deep Purple and Opeth are putting your music in the same Top 10 list. Crazy!!!

Thank you Mr. Andrew Halley!

Esthema Live @ Ryles

January 2015

Join Esthema on Thursday, January 29 for our first appearance of 2015.

The Facebook event can be found Esthema Live @ Ryles.

Happy New Year

January 2015

To all our friends, we hope you have a Happy and Healthy New Year. May 2015 be filled with joy, peace, and happiness for each and every one of you. And THANK YOU for your continued love & support. You have made this journey thus far, truly unforgettable.

With much appreciation, gratitude, and love,
Esthema (Andy Milas, Onur Dilisen, Naseem Alatrash, Mac Ritchey, Tom Martin, and George Lernis)