Label: Three:four Records
Mazagranが2015年に発表した2枚組1st CDを当店激推しで紹介した、Francesco Dillon, Riccardo Dillon Wankeからなる従兄弟デュオAmuleto。La TèneやManinkari、David Maranha & Helena Espvall等、独自の審美眼で確かな音盤を残しているThree:four Recordsが手掛けた初のフルレングスLP。チェロ、エレクトロニクス、ギター、ハーモニウム、ピアノを駆使し、ユニークなコンテンポラリー~ワールドミュージック~電子音楽を渡り歩く様なミックスを展開しています。まさにこのレーベルらしい一枚。
Misztériumok is the third full-length record - their first on three:four - of Italian duo Amuleto, composed of Francesco Dillon and his cousin and three:four’s artist Riccardo Wanke. Following the route of previous releases this new album emerges as the fusion of composed and improvised forms and moves between contemporary and electronic music mixing acoustic, electronic and real world sounds. The music takes shapes from a progressive disclosure of sonic material that gradually manifests its nature: at times aggressive and distorted, other times ephemeral and intimate. Cello, electronics, field recordings and a large variety acoustic timbre merge into a unique sound. More intensively than before, Amuleto in these five pieces condenses their aesthetic within intense evolutions, concrete attacks and tight musical constructions.
This work takes inspiration from a series of old photos (as negative silver bromide glass plates) found in the 'Feira da Ladra' flea market in Lisbon. They depict scenes of middle-European family life at the start of the 20th century mixing what seems an ephemeral serenity with an imminent sense of crisis and loss.
Cello, electronics, guitar, harmonium and piano; field recordings from France and Bolivia.