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Amuleto is Francesco Dillon and Riccardo Wanke. Amuleto takes its name from Roberto Bolaño’s novel. Our desire is to trace invisibile links among distant geographical and cultural spaces, words and sounds that influence our imagination. Good part of the inspiration for this record came from works by Manuel Scorza, Julio Ramón Ribeyro and Bolaño himself. More ideas from travelling together (or not) in various sides of the world.
All tracks composed by Amuleto except for our two rielaborations of “Hanacpachap Cussicuinin” by Juan Perez de Bocanegra (Perù, 1631), and “Nevalyashka Goes To Yerevan” that includes the Armenian folk song “Garuna” by Komitas. “La Danza Inmóvil” is dedicated to our friend Stefano Scodanibbio. “Bella and Strelka Russian Space Dogs” contains sounds from space by Sven Grahn.
The album was recorded from 2nd to 7th of January 2011 in Florence (Italy), then edited and overdubbed from May 2011 to June 2012 in Lisbon (Portugal). Tracks “Hanacpachap Cussicuinin” takes #1 and #2 were recorded in September 2012. The album was finally mixed by Amuleto and mastered by Christian Alati at Codhouse Studio on October 2012. Photo by Helga Ólafsdóttir.