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LDGU // Religious Music For Non-Believers TAPE

LDGU // Religious Music For Non-Believers TAPE

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This cassette was released by Italian acoustic artist LDGU in December 2021 from the experimental label Sagome in London, England, limited to 12 pieces.Includes 50 songs from Ambient Drone by Pipe Organ. DL code included.It is out of print.

"When I got a scholarship and went to Central Java, there was a time when I tried to throw away my ego in every way. Through music, drugs, sex, poetry, etc. I dismantled and atomized my ego. While staring at the ego through the micro lens of experience, I remembered the fragment over and over again.

As I was trying to find a deep meaning in my daily life, the more I sailed, the more I fell off.Then, "I" lost small particles like space debris during the journey.After spending nearly three years in Indonesia, I returned to Italy with the spiritual strength gained from the teachings of the Javanese and Dayak people.My ego, scattered due to the blows of the difficult challenges I imposed on myself, found new strength and unity.It comes from infinite love, symbols and rituals, nature, knowledge, and music.

At this time, there was one thing that was clear.If I understand where and how such learning is rooted and feels like a strong oak tree rather than a weak shrub, I also understand the rootless grass of being a Western youth in the 2000s. I wonder if it was done.No matter how much I studied Greek, Latin, philosophy, Italian art history, literature, poetry, etc., I was just a product of neoliberalism, always seeking stronger emotions and peculiarities, and fell into a deadly loop. It's just an embodied ghost.

Immediately after returning to Japan, I felt it was natural for me to look for sacred instruments such as Java and Gamelan in Bali.Pipe organs have begun to spread in central Italy (Lazio, Tuscany, Umbria, Lomagna, Marche) due to the Holy See.The first literature on the appearance of pipe organs in Central Italy dates back to the 9th century. When Italy was first unified in 1861, the Holy See disappeared, but that does not mean that the instruments used in the church disappeared.

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Sagome releases available at Tobira.

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Sagome:

"Conceived between long periods spent abroad in Indonesia (2013-2015) and Morocco (2018) for ethnomusicology purposes, Religious Music For Non-Believers is at the same time a eulogy for Pauline Oliveros' demise, a homage to the music of Tim Hecker and Earth, and finally a descent into timeless horizons, where Ldgu seeks epiphanies in the realm of sound-related truths.

Ldgu's music was recorded live at Chiesa Santissima Annunziata, Porto Sant'Elpidio (Marche, Italy) over two very hot and humid summer evenings in August 2017. All the tracks of the album are raw excerpts from Ldgu's extended improvisations on the church's massive pipe organ . "."

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LDGUs:

"When I got the scholarship that allowed me to move to Central Java, I was coming from a period of my life in which I had tried to get rid of my ego in every possible way. Through music, through drugs, through sex, through poetry . I was dismantling it, atomizing it, to recollect the pieces over and over while looking at them through the microscopic lenses of experience.

I was trying to find a deeper meaning in everyday life, and the further I was sailing, the more I flaked off. My "self" was thus losing tiny particles, like cosmic debris, along the journey. After almost three years spent in Indonesia , I got back to Italy with a spiritual strength I was given by the teachings of the Javanese and of the Dayak: my ego, which had been scattered because of the blows dealt by that difficult challenge I imposed on myself, found both renewed strength and unity. These came from infinite and disinterested love, symbols and rituals, nature, knowledge, and music.

At this point, one thing was clear to me: if I had comprehended how and where such learnings were rooted and if I finally felt like a tough oak instead of a weak shrub, I had also understood the rootlessness of being a western young man in the 2000s. what was nothing else but a deadly loop.

Thus, as soon as I got back, it felt natural to me to look for a sacred instrument, like gamelan, for the Javanese and the Balinese. The choice fell on the pipe organ, which saw its diffusion in Central Italy (Lazio, Toscana) , Umbria, Romagna, Marche) because of the Papal States. The first documents talking of pipe organs in Central Italy go back to the IX century. The Papal States ceased to exist when Italy finally got reunited for the first time in 1861, but this doesn't mean that those instruments, mostly hosted in churches, disappeared. " 

Artist: LDGU

Label: Sagome

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This cassette was released by Italian acoustic artist LDGU in December 2021 from the experimental label Sagome in London, England, limited to 12 pieces.Includes 50 songs from Ambient Drone by Pipe Organ. DL code included.It is out of print.

"When I got a scholarship and went to Central Java, there was a time when I tried to throw away my ego in every way. Through music, drugs, sex, poetry, etc. I dismantled and atomized my ego. While staring at the ego through the micro lens of experience, I remembered the fragment over and over again.

As I was trying to find a deep meaning in my daily life, the more I sailed, the more I fell off.Then, "I" lost small particles like space debris during the journey.After spending nearly three years in Indonesia, I returned to Italy with the spiritual strength gained from the teachings of the Javanese and Dayak people.My ego, scattered due to the blows of the difficult challenges I imposed on myself, found new strength and unity.It comes from infinite love, symbols and rituals, nature, knowledge, and music.

At this time, there was one thing that was clear.If I understand where and how such learning is rooted and feels like a strong oak tree rather than a weak shrub, I also understand the rootless grass of being a Western youth in the 2000s. I wonder if it was done.No matter how much I studied Greek, Latin, philosophy, Italian art history, literature, poetry, etc., I was just a product of neoliberalism, always seeking stronger emotions and peculiarities, and fell into a deadly loop. It's just an embodied ghost.

Immediately after returning to Japan, I felt it was natural for me to look for sacred instruments such as Java and Gamelan in Bali.Pipe organs have begun to spread in central Italy (Lazio, Tuscany, Umbria, Lomagna, Marche) due to the Holy See.The first literature on the appearance of pipe organs in Central Italy dates back to the 9th century. When Italy was first unified in 1861, the Holy See disappeared, but that does not mean that the instruments used in the church disappeared.

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Sagome releases available at Tobira.

------------------------------- 

Sagome:

"Conceived between long periods spent abroad in Indonesia (2013-2015) and Morocco (2018) for ethnomusicology purposes, Religious Music For Non-Believers is at the same time a eulogy for Pauline Oliveros' demise, a homage to the music of Tim Hecker and Earth, and finally a descent into timeless horizons, where Ldgu seeks epiphanies in the realm of sound-related truths.

Ldgu's music was recorded live at Chiesa Santissima Annunziata, Porto Sant'Elpidio (Marche, Italy) over two very hot and humid summer evenings in August 2017. All the tracks of the album are raw excerpts from Ldgu's extended improvisations on the church's massive pipe organ . "."

~

LDGUs:

"When I got the scholarship that allowed me to move to Central Java, I was coming from a period of my life in which I had tried to get rid of my ego in every possible way. Through music, through drugs, through sex, through poetry . I was dismantling it, atomizing it, to recollect the pieces over and over while looking at them through the microscopic lenses of experience.

I was trying to find a deeper meaning in everyday life, and the further I was sailing, the more I flaked off. My "self" was thus losing tiny particles, like cosmic debris, along the journey. After almost three years spent in Indonesia , I got back to Italy with a spiritual strength I was given by the teachings of the Javanese and of the Dayak: my ego, which had been scattered because of the blows dealt by that difficult challenge I imposed on myself, found both renewed strength and unity. These came from infinite and disinterested love, symbols and rituals, nature, knowledge, and music.

At this point, one thing was clear to me: if I had comprehended how and where such learnings were rooted and if I finally felt like a tough oak instead of a weak shrub, I had also understood the rootlessness of being a western young man in the 2000s. what was nothing else but a deadly loop.

Thus, as soon as I got back, it felt natural to me to look for a sacred instrument, like gamelan, for the Javanese and the Balinese. The choice fell on the pipe organ, which saw its diffusion in Central Italy (Lazio, Toscana) , Umbria, Romagna, Marche) because of the Papal States. The first documents talking of pipe organs in Central Italy go back to the IX century. The Papal States ceased to exist when Italy finally got reunited for the first time in 1861, but this doesn't mean that those instruments, mostly hosted in churches, disappeared. " 

Artist: LDGU

Label: Sagome