"Mortar Devotions" is the new collaboration between Nona Et Decima (Manuele Frau, Nicholas Pucciarelli) and Aleksei Tsernjavski alias Огни. From the Finnish capital, Helsinki, the trio gives life to "Operazione Piovra: The Lead Chronicles", a work inspired by the darkest pages of Italian history, in particular the "years of lead" and the war between the mafia and government. The five tracks are conceived as if they were the soundtrack, divided into parts, of a film or a television series dedicated to the delicate theme previously highlighted. Tension, claustrophobia, mystery. A dirty, vintage, demolished sound coming from the speakers of an old cathode tube television or a cheap radio with only one broken speaker.
Mortar Devotion's music is solidly rooted in the industrial and noise scenes, taking inspiration from artists like Vatican Shadow, and Muslimgauze. But thanks to an extremely cinematic approach derived from their love of Italian soundtracks composers like Morricone, Frizzi, and the progressive band Goblin, they have created an extraordinarily original sound, which could be called: "Industrial Moving Pictures".
• Manuele Frau - Drum Machines, Post-Production, Sound Engineering
• Nicholas Pucciarelli - Guitar Loops and Effects
• Aleksei Tsernjavski - Synths, Noise Machine
Written and Recorded between July and November 2019 by Mortar Devotions at the DUNGEON INTEL Studios, Helsinki.
Mixed and Mastered by Manuele Frau between September and December 2019. Special thanks to Andrea Bonini of Aus Tears for his collaboration on the artwork.
Breaking down the barrier between the music and its audience, and inviting listeners from wherever they come from to immerse themselves in the chaos and contradictions of Indonesian culture. Eighth Tower Records
this album is a collection of quite differing but, at the same time, related and same-minded artists and musical trends, but in general, this compiled album is nothing but a top-product! Eighth Tower Records
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Amazing and hypnotic sounds derived from strange sources transports the listener from the more familiar terrestrial abodes into deep and distant locales beyond the realms of imagination. Words don’t do this astounding compilation justice so please, use the appropriate headphones/speakers for proper delivery of sound and sit back, close your eyes and allow the corporeal frame to surrender as the astral body leaves its prison-like confines for a journey beyond dimensions indescribable. Cody Drasser
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Such a wonderful, lovingly compiled album. I started buying and listening music in a time that only a few magazines provided info about mainly western music.This is such an cultural enrichment and damn good to boot! Every home should have one. Robert Bloemkolk