T e r m i n a l i a  A m a z o n i a
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[HOM 019] / [AR R. 02]

"Terminalia Amazonia" is, in the intentions of the Zu (Jacopo Battaglia, Luca T. Mai, Massimo Pupillo and Lorenzo Stecconi) an immersive experience in which sound - a necessary viaticum - is only one of the possible dimensions evoked. By its very nature, the live performance of this project is not meant to be called a show, nor can the recording of this sound experience be considered just music.​​​​​​​
'TERMINALIA AMAZONIA' VIDEO TEASER by DAVIDE PEPE
​​​​​​​The project was curated by Archaeological Records and Herezie, supported by Dio Drone, produced, printed and distributed by House of Mythology. It has been an honour for Archaeological Records to be able to work with graphic designer Paschalis Zervas, long time collaborator of House of Mythology, on this project:  his ideas and his expertise, dedication and in-depth skills have been a great inspiration for us all at AR.Terminalia Amazonica is the name of a plant. It could be a teacher-plant called Noya Rao by the indigenous Shipibo shamans, but as this plant is not yet officially classified, it is not certain of its existence outside the territory inhabited by the Shipibo-Conibo people. The Amazon jungle was a terminal for the members of Zu - Massimo Pupillo and Luca T. Mai - with Massimo staying there for alternating periods over the course of four years (2013/17) and Luca coming and going. The Amazon jungle meant for them the incubator and at the same time the end of a process: the place to mourn the past and welcome a new life. A place that has offered the opportunity to work with indigenous shamans who have never crossed the borders of their own territory, in contact with a family tradition preserved from distant and indefinite times.
Terminalia Amazonica is the name of a plant. It could be a teacher-plant called Noya Rao by the indigenous Shipibo shamans, but as this plant is not yet officially classified, it is not certain of its existence outside the territory inhabited by the Shipibo-Conibo people. The Amazon jungle was a terminal for the members of Zu - Massimo Pupillo and Luca T. Mai - with Massimo staying there for alternating periods over the course of four years (2013/17) and Luca coming and going. The Amazon jungle meant for them the incubator and at the same time the end of a process: the place to mourn the past and welcome a new life. A place that has offered the opportunity to work with indigenous shamans who have never crossed the borders of their own territory, in contact with a family tradition preserved from distant and indefinite times.
CD, JEWEL CASE, 8 FACES BOOKLET 
Terminalia Amazonica is the name of a plant. It could be a teacher-plant called Noya Rao by the indigenous Shipibo shamans, but as this plant is not yet officially classified, it is not certain of its existence outside the territory inhabited by the Shipibo-Conibo people. The Amazon jungle was a terminal for the members of Zu - Massimo Pupillo and Luca T. Mai - with Massimo staying there for alternating periods over the course of four years (2013/17) and Luca coming and going. The Amazon jungle meant for them the incubator and at the same time the end of a process: the place to mourn the past and welcome a new life. A place that has offered the opportunity to work with indigenous shamans who have never crossed the borders of their own territory, in contact with a family tradition preserved from distant and indefinite times.
Graphic designer Paschalis Zervashas been  kindly invited by House of Mythology to bring his amazing skills to the Terminalia Amazonia project. After getting informed by Massimo Pupillo and us about the concept, and being inspired by the album liner notes, he chose to use the photo of an archaeological record from Greek mythology that could evoke the idea of Dionysus: the image used for the cover is a 'Goat's head with a ring through the mouth' (c.1700 - c.1800), with permission of the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam). The green abstractions used for the booklet and inlays are derivative images of "Hazelnut" (male flower), overlay of seven channels autofluorescence microscopes, by Zeiss Microscopy. Used under CC by 2.0. Desaturated and cropped from original.
DOUBLE LP, TRANSPARENT VINYL (180 gr)
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