Raphael Vanoli is an Amsterdam-based artist, composer and improviser best known for his work with ‘ultra-rock’ duo KNALPOT. Armed with little more than a guitar, effects and his own breath, his solo performances conjure a distant sonic world reminiscent of a pre big bang era. With his unique blowing techniques on electric guitar, Raphael Vanoli transcends the aesthetics of conventional guitar music, instead crafting minimalistic, cinematic compositions that are characterised by densely-layered emotions. In a solo live setting, the resulting sounds range from tropical rainforest floor soundscapes and lush, choir-like textures to apocalyptic earthquake rumbles, all created by gently playing his guitar at a high volume.
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