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July 7, 2023

Press Release

MARMO, a collaborative project between Christian Duka (Vādin / Amoenus) and Marco Maldarella (Sinestesie), was born out of friendship and shared passion for music-making. Starting off respectively as the electric guitarist and singer in a metal band nearly a decade ago, the pair have worked their way through various flavours of electronic music inhabiting someplace between ambient and dance music, arriving at their singular aesthetic on this, their second album and first for Utter.

'Epistolae' - Latin for 'written letters' - was created between London and Bologna during the COVID-19 pandemic, an ode to friendship and as a way to keep connected during a time of isolated separation. The album is conceived as one continuous musical experience, with each track flowing effortlessly into each other in sequence as is heard on the final cut you are listening to now. A veritable sonic journey, as one might say.

The outcome is an undulating collage carrying emotion as its common thread, with rich ambient textures giving way to bursts of percussion, simmering with shrouded whispers and spoken word, embossed with rhythms and borrowing influences from downtempo, dub, breaks, techno and tribal electronica.

'Epistolae' is available on limited vinyl and digital formats, mastered & Cut by Anne Taegert at D&M. Artwork by Marco Maldarella.

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Introduzione 6:56 Buy
  2. 2 Sacrificio Quotidiano 7:12 Buy

    Sacrificio Quotidiano

  3. 3 Respiro 5:48 Buy
  4. 4 Fenomenologia Del Giudizio 6:58 Buy

    Fenomenologia Del Giudizio

  5. 5 Semiotica 6:55 Buy
  6. 6 Gotta Light? 5:17 Buy
  7. 7 Traveling Without Moving 8:18 Buy

    Traveling Without Moving

  8. 8 Demetra 6:50 Buy
  9. 9 Vortice 4:27 Buy
  10. 10 Carezza 6:10 Buy
  11. 11 Mollusco 5:19 Buy
  12. 12 Liturgia Lisergica 6:18 Buy

    Liturgia Lisergica

  13. 13 Finale 2:48 Buy


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