PINDOS MUSIC**** specialises in creating / producing atmospheric music, featuring unique acoustical instruments and a signature sound.


Performing and recording instrumental parts on existing songs with a wide variety of unique instruments*
Arranging, producing and spicing up existing songs
Creating remixes
Composing and producing soundtracks for film or documentary
Location** recording of bands in World / Jazz / alt pop styles with hi-end microphones and preamps
Mixing and mastering*** of existing recordings, using a setup of hi-end analogue equipment

*Styles include Tango, Musette, Balkan, Country, Swing, Blues, Brazilian, Greek, Jazz, alt pop and my own unorthodox mixture of these various influences
Instruments include the Claude Viol, Banjo Bass, Bike Tyre Bass, Velofoon, a National Resophonics ‘El Trovador’, Kim Lissarague baritone guitar, Luca Waldner Torres style Spanish guitar, a Vintage ‘Bruno’ parlour steelstring, a small handmade Syrian Ud, a fine Greek Laouto, and whatever sounds I find in and around the house to turn into samples or loops
**looking for a location? we know several great locations throughout Europe. More soon on one of our favourite locations in the Greek Mountains!
***mastering is done by an associate specialised mastering engineer
****Pindos Music is the brand name of recording artist Michiel Hollanders (NL/FR/GR)
*****Since it gets tricky to count the asterisks, it is fortunate that we have run out of footnotes on this page



Pindos Music praised in review

Reviews for Zulya’s album ‘Six Days Loving’ have been coming in and have been more than positive! This one by musictrust in Australia praised the production, a few quotes:

“The arrangements and instrumental accompaniments on the album are intriguing, captivating and while being unusual are always superbly musical and accessible.”

“..the Claudeviol, which is a bass guitar that can be bowed. It features strongly on this wonderful album. And of course the sublime, ethereal and enthralling voice of Zulya soars above, around and through these stunning arrangements.”

“It was beautifully recorded and mixed with very contemporary effects by Michiel Hollanders at Pindos Music. The mastering by Zlaya Loud in London is excellent. Sonically it is superb!”

Two shows with Zulya Kamalova

After last summer’s show in Kazan with a live band playing ‘Six Days Loving’, Zulya got invited as one of the very few solo artists to perform on December 19, at the first in a series of celebrations for the 100 year existence of the Republic of Tatarstan. We performed a well known traditional called Bolubolum (The Nightingale) in an enormous theatre hall in Kazan (seating 3000 people) in front of the Tatar president and a range of important guests. After this event, which featured two hours of dance groups, choirs, orchestra performances and some other solo artists, we got to work for a full show on the 23rd of December at Kazan’s famous Kamal Theatre.

The theatre has quite a history, being the most prominent in all of Tatarstan, and Zulya’s band was the first ever independent artist to be performing there. We had a fantastic sound, with matching lights, and about 600 of the 800 seats were full. People loved the show, but there was an extra buzz about the fact that Zulya pulled off doing the show in this place at all. It was filmed and recorded so we will upload some video’s soon, meanwhile here is a few pictures.

The band got a bit expanded, now apart of Zulya featuring Gennady Lavrentiev on Tablas, Guitar and violin, Marat Fayzullin on Quray and Synths, Andrey Kazantsev on Drums, and myself playing bass on the Claude Viol. We had a few special guests such as Andrey Sidorov on Accordion, Oscar Yunusov sang a duet with Zulya, Saida Muhametzanova sang a few songs together with Zulya, Radif Kasapov sang a song in duet, and last but certainly not least, Yolduz Minnulina added some live poetry in her own unique way over our music

Instrumental track with Dimitris Sakkas

Young talented clarinet player Dimitris Sakkas from Greece has asked me to help him arrange and produce some instrumental tracks, which will be a variety of well known songs – played on the clarinet. The first track we did was ‘Dernière Danse’ by French singer songwriter Indila. At Dimitris request we added some swinging backbeat acoustic guitars to the song to give it a different feel. He has been a favourite of a large and growing audience in Greece since he performed on national television at a very young age. It has been great fun and easy to work with him.

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Listen here to a selection of tracks which I have worked on either as a musician, engineer, arranger, composer, co-producer or a combination. Clicking on the words ‘view track’ next to each track, will take you to SoundCloud where you can read more info about the track, and follow links to the websites of the artists.