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Anatèxis

by jarguna

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Another enveloping release from Italian sound-explorer, ethnobotanist, ambient/drone artist jarguna (Marco Billi).

Projekt presents the digital release of jarguna’s 16th album. Recorded in 2013 + 2014 — and featuring guest Nathan Youngblood on two tracks — the album takes its title from the Greek verb “anatèko,” (ἀνάτηξις) meaning “liquefaction.” It is a melting process taking place at great depth in the earth’s crust that leads to the formation of new magma. In the same way, jarguna melts the quality of sound drone, via “geodrone,” a term he coined as an interpretation of the sounds made up of over billions of years both within the planet and throughout the universe. There is a slow and steady transformation: silent, often impetuous and devastating happening beneath our feet. The illusion of the apparent stability gives us security, but for all intents and purposes there is nothing that is stationary.


“ANATÉXIS,” jarguna reflects, “was the antithesis of my previous early 2010s work such as WAITING FOR A CALL FROM THE UNKNOWN and NEBULA, which were created at a time when I had turned my eyes to the sky and then the macrocosm. Dark redundant paths, sometimes absent, without alleys, wrinkled sounds from a multitude of effects, or pure and primitive. This is ANATÉXIS. This is me. Ambient music has the great ability to make people think, or more often evoke deep emotional states. ANATÉXIS is a sound diary of my explorations into the microcosm. Digging underground, observing the genesis of a stone, a mountain, a continent, and to be present while unknown events exist below.”


Review from Matthew Gindling: With ANATÉXIS, jarguna, with the help of his connate spirit Nathan Youngblood, takes each devoted journeyer into unique shadowy wonders where all ancestral memories are amply awaken and excavated. Full, almost 77 minutes long immersion is guaranteed! While the music of Jarguna may fall into the category that people call dark ambient, there is much more going on here. Most of the albums revolve around different themes inspired by the various regions of the earth and other natural phenomena. The sounds themselves are a mixture of field recordings from extensive travels and studio synth recordings. Dealing with the inner workings of the earth, the internal formation of rock and minerals, the flow of magma and other elements that dwell beneath the Earth’s crust. If you are a nature-centered person and enjoy the “experience” of that which we call reality and the natural world around us, then check this out. I highly recommend this!

Original Release: January 2015
Projekt release: March 12 2021

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released March 12, 2021

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Projekt Records Portland, Oregon

Projekt is America's premier independent label specializing in passionately intense introspective music in the ambient, electronic, ethereal & darkwave genres.

39-year-old Projekt is home to Steve Roach, Erik Wøllo, Michael Stearns, Black Tape For A Blue Girl, Aurelio Voltaire and many others. The label continues to nurture the careers of its select roster of artists.
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