This project came to life of the request of some Maltese people, to produce Malta music based on rock and pop by using subjects from holiday experiences, relationships and soul mates, history and love, respect and dolefulness and a lot of Malta.
So we gathered some experienced international musicians, mixed in some lyrical and laconic accompaniments, added these to profound lyrics and we hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed making it!
Malta is a melting pot of different cultures, different ethnic groups and interesting people. Similarly colourful and internationally composed, the band 'Soulmates' bases its rock and pop music on Mediterranean and Maltese topics.
The Maltese story makes exciting reading. First came the Carthaginians, then the Romans and eventually the Arabs. Particularly impressive was the defensive capability against the Ottomans. During the Ottoman attack the Maltese stood firm and achieved a great European victory. After four months of siege, the Turks withdrew.
Voltaire once said: "rien est plus connu que la siege de Malte" - Nothing in the world is as well known as the Siege of Malta in 1565. Today, one could say, "Nothing is as forgotten as the siege of Malta by the Ottomans." The end of the siege on September 8, is still a public holiday in Malta.
450 years later the Soulmates have recorded 'The Great Siege of Malta' on their debut album in an 11 minute musical work. A small rock opera with medieval style elements.