A friend of mine Plamen Panayotov is one of the best guitarists, I’ve ever watched live.
He is self-taught musician and is one of the notable guitar composers of our times (in my view).
As every genious he is not recognized on time and his music is not well known in Bulgaria.
Plamenko , he uses unique tunings not to be find in musicians official books.
Plamenko’s music is highly charged with positivism and goodness as it also reflects his life as a Christian and his Christian views.
He tried hard to make living with music and has issued a couple of music albums which are available for purchase in Amazon (just in case if you like his works).
Plamenko’s living is very interesting and he was actually the first person, I’ve met to publicly confess his faith in Christ.
I found it nice to share some of his inspirational and highly spiritual songs here in hope they will bring some peace and spiritual joy to my readers.
Plamenko – The Wisdom from Abvove
Plamenko – Renewal / Revival
Plamenko – First is Pure
Plamenko’s music is very unusual and I believe it would not be of an interest to people, who are after pop culture. Also his music is not a music one can listen everyday, (because of its high music diversity and complexity of composings is not easy for to be comprehended by the unskillful eye), however I’m sure his music can be appreciated well by professional musicians, spiritual seekers and unique music connoisseurs.
Plamenko’s living is as unsual as his music. He spend many of his years playing his guitar and traveling throughout Bulgaria’s mountain areas, waterfall regions and the wildest places in the country.
He shared with me his stories on how he lived, almost like a hermit for few weeks in abandoned old houses, vineyeards, meadows located in the wild.
During his tiny periods of “hermitage”, he told me how much he enjoyed the birds singing, crickets voices at night, the winds etc., while wandering in the mountain goaty pathways.
The most unique story, I’ve heard from his mouth comes like this. He was travelling in the mountain as always and once loved a certain mountain area place, he liked an abandoned house nearby and stayed and lived there (in high ridges of Rodopi Mountains) for two weeks time. During the two weeks he spend there his food was wild blueberrys and other kind of fruits many of which wild foods located he can find naturally growing nearby the place.
There is no doubt Plamenko like kind of people, are hard to meet in todays crazy life, when money are considered the highest good and people forgot that the essence of life is not in eating and drinking as our saviour Jesus Christ told in the gospels.
People like Paca are probably almost impossible to find in the developed Western Countries.
If you like Plamenko’s works and you have the financial wellness to afford buying his works, support him and help him to continue making and producing his wonderful music by buying some of his albums in Amazon.
Plamenko is currently living and working in Copenhagen Denmark, as he found it’s nearly impossible to earn enough money in a legal way in Bulgaria to afford fulfilling his dream of buyig a house situated in the mountain.
In Copenhagen presently he is working as a postman, distributing newspapers at night with bike.
Last time, I saw him just about few weeks ago he went back for a Holiday in Bulgaria and said he haven’t seriously played his guitar for about a year because of being busy with his distributing newspapers works. He also told me doesn’t feel passion for playing.
This is quite normal, I guess since he couldn’t find appreciators of his music. Plamenko’s music is produced without any company label under by himself. He is manually copying his music to CDs producing CD covers etc. This kind of music producing is quite unique for today’s world, where most of the music is only done via mass production in factories.
If you’re living in Copenhagen, you can see Plamenko on the streets and tell say Hi.
Plamenko’s artistic pseudonim (Plamenko) comes after his passion to play Flamenco music and mix it with other music styles.
Plamenko’s band in which he is the only member is called Symphology and means Logic of the Somphony.
He works in city center of Copenhagen an unusual job just like his music.
His daily job there consists of standing still for hours, holding a big Advertising sign of a famous Copenhagen Tatoo Studio.
Enjoy his great music!