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Jarguna — Neogene
(Projekt no#, 2022, DL)

by Peter Thelen, Published 2022-04-09

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Marco Billi released his first album using the name Jarguna in 2006. The Bandcamp page for his latest, Neogene, states that this is his 41st album, so needless to say he has been one busy guy over the years; since 2009 he’s been averaging about four releases a year (some in collaboration with others), and the amazing thing is all of them are worthy of attention, especially for listeners who love ambient soundtracks. Neogene refers to the geological period within the Cenozoic era, comprising the Miocene, Pliocene, Pleistocene, and Holocene epochs from about 26 million years ago right up to the present. It began after dinosaurs had been extinct for a good forty million years already, and the great predators are roughly the same as they are today. Humans hadn’t arrived on the scene yet, and the earth was still in a pristine condition. The sounds and textures that Jarguna has assembled here are soft, gentle, sparkling, and intensely beautiful, filled with lush tonal colors and powerful imagery, consisting of a mix of dreamy synthesizers, muted and processed acoustic instruments, found sounds, and studio magic as the glue that ties it all together. Titles like “Spore and Dust,” “Blue Horizon,” “Little Big Paradise,” “Expanse Swamps,” and “Uninhabited” are among the titles of the seven tracks that make up the set, which flows beautifully together, evoking scenes of warmth, brilliance, and natural beauty, swirling around the listener in slow moving waves and scintillating stars. Yes, there is a lot of intensely powerful ambient music being prodiced these days, and Neogene ranks among the finest.

Filed under: New releases, 2022 releases

Related artist(s): Jarguna (Marco Billi)

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