EndTitles’ New Artist: Joel Gilardini


Joel Gilardini is an experimental guitarist and sound designer, based in Zurich (Switzerland). Being a self-tough guitarist, and driven by the urge and the will to experiment with sounds, Joel followed a very peculiar path which lead him over a broad range of soundfields, touching different musical attitudes and genres like metal, ambient, doom, dub, and noise.

By using live‐looping, improvisation and instant composition techniques, Joel creates a very unique biosphere, where these elements are constantly blended together, giving birth and shape to continuously morphing soundscapes and moods.

Involved in various projects, he is well known for his live-ambient-guitar sets as an opening act for Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin (ECM) in Zurich’s clubs, as well as being the mastermind behind the experimental-doom-metal act The Land Of The Snow and part of the noise-industrial duo Mulo Muto (together with Attila Folklor, from grind-punkers Insomnia Isterica).

He has worked and collaborated with names in the like of She Retina Stimulants, Aborym, Mingle, Nicolas Stocker, Eraldo Bernocchi,  Jacopo Pierazzuoli, Ballett Zurich, dancer Benoît Favre, and the collective House Of Pain.


The Land of the Snow

Arovane’s album…

Back in 2015 I was asked by the founder of EndTitles @dominikgrenzler to compose a soundtrack for a silent film. The festival took place in Zurich. I had to choose from a couple of silent films and I liked Salomé – a film adaption of the Oscar Wilde play of the same name (1923), directed by Charles Bryant. The play itself is a loose retelling of the biblical story of King Herod and his execution of John the baptist (here, as in Wilde’s play, called Jokaanan) at the request of Herod’s stepdaughter, Salomé, whom he lusts after.” – AROVANE.

The album “Salomé” will be released next week, 7th of March🙌🏻

AMN Reviews: Adriano Orrù – Hèsperos

Hèsperos is a new solo release from Sardinian double bassist Adriano Orrù. The six pieces collected here are diverse in sound but unified at the conceptual level. What Orrù has done is form each one around the idea of a winnowing down to fundamentals, quite literally: All six are constructed around the fundamental tone or tones of one of more open strings.
Hèsperos is lyrical at the same time that it is experimental. The idea of focusing each piece on an open string is a natural one for the bass, and here it is developed in ways that elicit a kind of singing—the results are not at all dry or abstract, as one might expect from an experiment rooted in such an a priori concept. This is a variety of idea art that doesn’t sacrifice the art for the idea.
Daniel Barbiero

listen to the album: www.endeitles.ch

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