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Yūgen
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Italy
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Yūgen is a musical project born during autumn of 2004 from an idea by Francesco Zago and Marcello Marinone. Four years after the end of The Night Watch, and after several musical experiences far from rock (Musicamorfosi, Exaquier, OZ, Contrapplugged, Flabby Puddings), Francesco Zago began thinking about a synthesis between rock (progressive and RIO-style oriented) and chamber music. Thanks to the ideas and fundamental support of Marcello Marinone, the project took its shape from a few chamber compositions enriched with electric sounds and a rock rhythm section. The name of the project became Yūgen, a Japanese word impossible to translate in its precise meaning, which expresses the aesthetic canon of Japanese art, as haiku in poetry or Noh in theater.
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http://www.yugen.it
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Releases on file (6)
Yūgen — Death by Water Yūgen — Death by Water
(AltrOck Productions ALT-053, 2016, CD)
Yūgen — Mirrors Yūgen — Mirrors
(AltrOck Productions ALT030, 2012, CD)
Various Artists — Romantic Warriors II: About Rock in Opposition Various Artists — Romantic Warriors II: About Rock in Opposition
(Zeitgeist Media 2, 2012, DVD)
Yūgen — Iridule Yūgen — Iridule
(AltrOck Productions ALT-013, 2010, CD)
Yūgen — Uova Fatali: Yugen Plays Leddi Yūgen — Uova Fatali: Yugen Plays Leddi
(AltrOck Productions ALT005, 2008, CD)
Yūgen — Labirinto d'Acqua Yūgen — Labirinto d'Acqua
(AltrOck Productions ALT-001, 2006, CD)

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