BELKA AND STRELKA RUSSIAN SPACE DOGS (13'48'')
FD: (prepared) cello, feedback / RW: electric bass, electronics.
Sounds from space by Sven Grahn.
All tracks composed by Amuleto except for our two rielaborations of “Hanacpachap Cussicuinin” by Juan Perez de Bocanegra (Perù, 1631), and “Nevalyashka Goes To Yerevan” that includes the Armenian folk song “Garuna” by Komitas. “La Danza Inmóvil” is dedicated to our friend Stefano Scodanibbio. “Bella and Strelka Russian Space Dogs” contains sounds from space by Sven Grahn.
The album was recorded from 2nd to 7th of January 2011 in Florence (Italy), then edited and overdubbed from May 2011 to June 2012 in Lisbon (Portugal). Tracks “Hanacpachap Cussicuinin” takes #1 and #2 were recorded in September 2012. The album was finally mixed by Amuleto and mastered by Christian Alati at Codhouse Studio on October 2012. Photo by Helga Ólafsdóttir.
We want to thank Elena Abbado, Christian Alati, Luca DiPierro, Antje Disterheft, Sven Grahn, Helga Ólafsdóttir.