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Amuleto

biography

Amuleto is Francesco Dillon (cello, prepared cello, feedbacks, other strings, objects) and Riccardo Wanke (guitars, keyboards, electronics, synths, harmonium). The duo takes its name from Roberto Bolaño’s novel and seeks to trace invisible links among distant geographical and cultural spaces, words and sounds. Good part of the inspiration comes from literature, sounds, images coming from various sides of the world. Amuleto's music emerges as a combination between contemporary, experimental and electronic music with influences of folk and classical traditions and improvisation.

Amuleto’s first release 11h15 local weather forecast (Die Schachtel, 2010) has received positive reviews from international specialized press (Blow Up, The Wire, Vital Weekly). In 2015, the duo published an extended project (over 2h of music, 2CD, postcards, texts and photos) entitled No para siempre en la tierra sólo un poco aquí. The record has been selected as one of the best releases of the year by the Italian magazines Solar Ipse and Blow Up and reissued in 2017

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