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Ongon: Exuvia [WHITE VINYL] (Loup editions)

String player Antonio Bertoni (Leo Records, Astral Sprits) in his solo Ongon project seeks to bring back the shamanic elements of Moroccan Gnawa Music, particularly using the trance-inducing bass instrument guimbri, his hypnotic and exotic music set into a rich weaving of electronics, samples and concrete synthesis built ad hoc by Bertoni himself.

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Label: Loup editions
Catalog ID: LE 00 EP
Squidco Product Code: 31045

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: Italy
Packaging: LP
Recorded by the artist. Mastered by Rashad Becker.


Antonio Bertoni-guembri, electronics, synthesizers, samples, self built instruments, percussions, guitar

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"The Italian Anthony Bertoni is a double bass player-cellist-luthier who likes to extend the sonic range of his old, new and his own invented instruments - among them recycled guitars, double string moth bow, amplified table, tea-set instruments and motorized musical box - with found objects and electronics."-Eyal Hareuveni, The Free Jazz Collective

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track listing:


1. Naan 05:47

2. Ongon 05:57


1. Exuvia 07:53

2. Uganda 05:49
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"Exuvia places itself in that small number of products that try to remove the mistreatment that today the gnawa music suffers due to the heavy western productions and to reveal the original load, the trance that constitutes its essence, through an intelligent combination of the elements. In Exuvia the main instrument of shamanic transmission is used (the guimbri, an instrument that timbrically recalls a bass) and the trance is connected to a weave of electronics, samples and concrete synthesis built ad hoc by Bertoni."-Ettore Garzia

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