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Best of 2015

Maurizio Abate

Loneliness, Desire and Revenge (LP)

Label: Black Sweat Records

Format: LP

Genre: Folk

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This 8 track acoustic guitar album is a big change for the experimental musician Maurizio Abate. After many years of psychedelic albums in which improvisation was combined with a creative recording process, he composed an entire album based on a more traditional method: acoustic guitar solo.
During winter 2014 he organized a series of italian screenings preview of the documentary “ In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey” and that occasion encouraged Maurizio to experience the guitar solo language.
After playing these compositions at live shows, Maurizio decided to record the tracks in an almost definitive way, nevertheless the live interpretation of the songs is always different and mutating.
He recorded alone in his house between Christmas 2014 and new year’s day on a reel tape recorder, performing acoustic guitar and, in a couple of songs, electric guitar and harmonica. "Loneliness, Desire and Revenge" it's an intimate and confidential album, it evokes moods and emotions of the musician during the past 2 years.

Maurizio Abate is a self-taught guitarist who’s been active since the early 2000s with an instinctive approach to experimentation. Always looking for new forms of expression, he is committed to shape the blues, folk and psychedelic tradition in a personal and unique way. 
Driven by a strong fascination for stringed instruments, he has been involved in many recording sessions since 2006, releasing several LPs under his name or with other collective groups, and he’s been touring extensively in Italy and across Europe.

Maurizio Abate started performing live in 2006, playing electric guitar in a style ranging from free-from, noise and ambient. After various collaborations with improv-psychedelic ensembles (Eternal Zio, Neokarma Jooklo, Golden Cup, Rella the woodcutter, BeMyDelay) he has developed a new live performance, based on a processed hurdy-gurdy, harmonica and electronics through which he creates meditative, desertic, ritual soundscapes.
His records are published by Troglosound, Qbico, 8mm Records, Holidays, Boring Machines, Conspiracy Records, Tulip, Black Sweat, Alt Vinyl.

Cat. number: BS027
Year: 2015