Also available on limited edition CDr:
TRAPPED VOL 1 projektrecords.bandcamp.com/album/trapped-vol-1
TRAPPED VOL 2 projektrecords.bandcamp.com/album/trapped-vol-2
SOGNI DI SUTRA NIE VENTI projektrecords.bandcamp.com/album/sogni-di-sutra-nei-venti
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jarguna is Italian sound-artist Marco Billi: ethno-organic-ambient-electronic music in a mandala-like hymn to ethnic, tribal, ritual music. It’s a journey of sounds, feelings, contrasts, acoustics and electronics. From the first recordings in 1998, jarguna releases its 24th effort TRAPPED!
The album features a collaboration with like-minded creators.
With friends: Laura Hildebrandt Weixelbaum, Paolo Alfani (Adam Reith), Marcello Calasso (Seba), Paul Casper (Frore), Marco Lucchi, Shane Morris, and Massimo di Nocera
With this album I have the satisfaction of collaborating with good artists and dear friends. The taste of interweaving sound canvases with various styles excites me more and more. Trapped Vol 2 is a small milestone for my explorations; from each artist I work with I learn new concepts, attitudes and how to situate myself to express sounds and melodies. I love ambient music, but with this album I think I have moved away a bit. I’m happy, my restless soul can explore further.
Trapped Vol 2 is a swing of mysticism and lightheartedness, a dark beginning with the beautiful voice of Laura Hildebrandt immediately shakes the soul and the expectations of the listener and reminds us that we all have to die. It’s a first wall to be demolished, then a new “Creation,” new expectations, worlds, intentions with Adam Reith. “Way of the Bronze” is a slow and deep track, strange as it is one of the tracks with almost all acoustic recordings, gongs, tams and cymbals, all metals, is the symbolism of the fusion of an alloy, an alchemist who seeks its essence through matter and makes it vibrate. Thanks to the beautiful gongs of Seba. After exiting from the deep with a rhythm track and charge of energy from the rituals of Frore. The last half-hour of the album is dedicated to a sort of meditative path with two long tracks to relax the mind and immerse in serene and poetic landscapes with very long textures by Marco Lucchi, guitar by Massimo di Nocera and a melting vibraphone by Shane Morris. Thanks to all the artists!
About the name “jarguna”
jarguna says: “My art name originated in a dream from 20 years ago. In the middle of the night I heard – and above all I saw – a sound like a colored mandala vibrate and emit a sound similar to the human voice during an overtone chorus which was repeated. On my awakening I took paper and pen and tried to transcribe it. So this word was born, seemingly meaningless at that time. I want to use it without the uppercase-J just to represent more a sound than a word with meaning. The analysis of the word ‘name’ can teach everything: no-me (negation of the me), a sound that evokes something, a name is conditioning it for life and takes away the true self.”
01 Omines morimur
Laura Hildebrandt Weixelbaum: voice and hurry gurdy
jarguna: synth, rattles, ethnic instrument
Paolo Alfani (Adam Reith): synth
jarguna: field recording, background sound, synth
03 Way of the Bronze
Marcello Calasso (Seba): tams & gongs
jarguna: cymbals, sample loop, drone
04 Syncretic Percussions
Paul Casper (Frore): synth and drum machine
jarguna: modular synth and percussion.
05 The Swallow
Marco Lucchi: synth
jarguna: various flutes, Koto, synth
06 Playing for a Lullaby
Shane Morris: vibraphones
Massimo di Nocera: guitar