Bernocchi, Eraldo / Prakash Sontakke - Invisible Strings

SKU 25-RNR-CD-069
“The one-time Italian punk guitarist and current experimental musician-producer-sound designer Eraldo Bernocchi joins Indian slide guitar master Prakash Sontakke for a rare encounter on the sublimely beautiful Invisible Strings. A melding of East and West, Bernocchi plays sparse baritone guitar lines behind the Hindustani lap steel virtuoso on this evocative collaboration between the two. From “The Last Emperor Walked Alone” to “Sublime Skies,” “Bangalor Electric” and “The Unsaid,” Bernocchi and Sontakke strike an uncommon accord on this meeting of the spirits.
“The first time I heard about Prakash was in a project with Eivind Aarset where he played guitar. His name popped out again from a journalist who suggested I should do something with him because we could really get along. He actually was right. Prakash is such a sensible person, able to adapt to any style or sound environment. And he has an amazing way of mixing Hindustani classical music with new technologies as well lap steel guitar.”
In shaping a sonic environment for Prakash to play in, Bernocchi was mindful of letting things flow in the studio as the music took shape. Bernocchi acknowledges that Brian Eno’s 1983 ambient music project Apollo (which utilized lap steel guitar) was a seed for his own work on the Invisible Strings project. “I own Apollo on vinyl, CD and tape, “he says. “It is one of my favourite records of all time. It's very likely that in a silent way, when I had the chance to play with someone who eventually reminded me of those moments, my brain reacted to it with a big smile.’”
  • LabelRare Noise
  • UPC5060197761028
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