Amuleto is Francesco Dillon (cello, prepared cello, feedbacks, other strings, objects) and Riccardo Wanke (guitars, keyboards, electronics, synths, harmonium). The duo takes its name from Roberto Bolaño’s novel and seeks to trace invisible links among distant geographical and cultural spaces, words and sounds. Good part of the inspiration comes from literature, sounds, images coming from various sides of the world. Amuleto’s music emerges as a combination between contemporary, experimental and electronic music with influences of folk and classical traditions and improvisation.
Amuleto’s first release “11h15 local weather forecast” (Die Schachtel, 2010) has received positive reviews from international specialized press (BlowUp, The Wire, Vital Weekly). In 2015, the duo published an extended project (over 2h of music, 2CD, postcards, texts and photos) entitled “No para siempre en la tierra sólo un poco aquí” . The record has been selected as the best releases of the year by the Italian magazines Solar Ipse and Blow Up and reissued in 2017.
The compilation features 12 tracks from some of the globe’s most talented sound-designers. It is a subtly rewarding headphone listen from start to finish; curated and ordered to purposefully induce a state of sleep. Starting off minimally, gradually gathering tone and atmosphere, the experience goes on without ever boiling over or reaching a crescendo. Parts of the album are light and restful whereas traces of it tread darker territory. All in all, the imagery that the album conjurs sits perfectly as a soundtrack to the dreams one experiences during a nights sleep.
Walden Pond's Monk is the brand new album from Portuguese musician and composer Tiago Sousa. Following the limited vinyl-only album InsÃ³nia released in 2009 on German label Humming Conch, Walden Pond's Monk is the first album from Sousa released worldwide on both CD and LP formats.
Includes a 40 minute bonus CD, The Hilton, featuring previously unreleased material: It might not have been so long since Jeff Witscher released his debut ‘proper’ album under the Rene Hell moniker, but he’s kept himself busy in the interim all the same…