23 Wheels Of Dharma


  • CD (6 Panel Digipack + SD Download)
  • SD Download (16bit/44.1kHz .flac, .mp3)
Artist: Somma EAN 13 (CD): 5060197760038 Cat. No. (CD): RNR004
The latest release in a very sparse yet more than decade-long career, 23 Wheels Of Dharma is Somma‘s (Sacred Order Of Music Magic And Art) first release on RareNoise.
Recorded live at Teatro Dal Verme in Milan in 2007, it features Eraldo Bernocchi on guitars with his partner Petulia Mattioli providing the live visuals, Bill Laswell on bass, Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari , the Faraualla trio and Raiz (of Almamegretta and Meditronica) on vocals, Hamid Drake on drums and norwegian master Nils Petter Molvaer on  electrified trumpet, all accompanied and orchestrated by 6 Tibetan Monks.
Veering between jazz, dub , fusion and eastern sonorities, Somma creates a live performance of rare intensity and originality.

Eraldo Bernocchi: treated guitars
Bill Laswell: bass
Hamid Drake: drums and percussion
Nils Petter Molvaer: trumpet
Raiz: vocals
Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari: vocals
Faraualla: vocals
Tibetan Monks: vocals, instruments

Petulia Mattioli: live visual, stage design
Stefano Cecere: video assistant
Oz Fritz: sound engineer

Artwork: Petulia Mattioli

Recorded May 28th, 2007 in Milan, Teatro dal Verme by Oz Fritz during the Suoni e Visioni Festival supported by Provincia di Milano
and curated by Enzo Gentile and Marco Piccardi.
Edited, produced and mixed by Eraldo Bernocchi @ The Place, Italy
Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper@Turtletone, NYC

Made possible by Suoni e Visioni Festival, Milan, Italy
Special thanks to Enzo Gentile, Marco Piccardi, all the staff of Suoni e Visioni, Antonio Convertini/Kinomusic, Centro Tibetano di Pomaia e Massimo Stordi.

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