Lost Tribe Sound
One of those moments where you hear an album, love it, and realize you have other albums by this same artist, and really begin to get a full picture of their greatness. Another great find on the Mahorka label!
Ab Uno make dense other-worldly soundscapes that teeter between tense cinematics and lost rituals. They keep the line blurry, engaging while avoiding becoming song like.
meta - from greek - beyond
forma - from latin - shape
Metaforma is an attempt to go beyond the familiar and overwhelming musical forms. It is the outcome of a straight, primordial and creative journey, where natural and artificial sounds, human and machine noises, memories from the past and visions of the future overlap, and all these elements are blended in a meditative and hypnotic flux of sounds. Metaforma represents the call to go beyond the first layer of shape and texture, a true desire for a physical and mental experience, a doorway to a deeper and unusual state of consciousness.
produced through modular synths, field recording, baritone saxophone, electric organ.
Several layers of tones are produced by a harmonic generator, and combined through two different Tape recorders. (Thanks to the delay and the noises produced by the tape recorders, notes occur in an unpredictable way, and create always different patterns and shimmering drones)
released September 23, 2018
artwork picture by: Francesco Palluzzi
tape/artwork design by: Angel Draganov
Take the shimmering guitars of the Cocteau Twins, dilate and lengthen with the wistfulness of Boards of Canada and release them like one of Robert Rich’s haunting soundscapes with a jazz coda and you have Carlo Giustini's 'Custodi'. It's brilliant. sepulchre19
Lovely and spacious sounds balanced with a disquieting atmosphere. An excellent suite that uses ambient music not just to calm the listener, but to transport them into an epic, sweeping storm. Alec L. Critten