White vinyl, handnumbered. Xing presents the new LP Vernascacadabra by Invernomuto, eighth release of XONG collection - artist records. Vernascacadabra is a series of compositions for ocarina as a part of an artistic journey through the history of music routes that Invernomuto has been carrying out for years, starting from the sound and the imagery it generates
The ocarina is a wind instrument made of terracotta, whose name derives from its shape, which resembles a small headless goose ("oca" in italian). It is claimed that the instrument was invented in Budrio, near Bologna, around the mid-19th century, and then it spread to many geographic areas, such as Austria, Korea, Japan, Peru and Hungary. Aside from its use in traditional and folk music, the ocarina appears in some famous soundtracks by Ennio Morricone, in compositions by György Ligeti, in Capitan Harlock (a 1970s Japanese anime series), in music by Duran Duran, and in the videogame The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Vernascacadabra, whose title combines a magical formula with the name of the ancient village from which the two artists come, intertwines vernacular and pop culture starting from the extremely simple sounds of the ocarinas recomposed in a catalog of raw dance pieces. Vernascacadabra opens up a heterodox vocabulary that draws from presumed and imagined medieval repertoires, blurred memories of ritual flutes and - more openly - declines the UK drill as a sharp existential metaphor
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