Farrugia successfully translates his poetic perceptions about the transience of things to the language of ambient music. Equally musical as well as sculptural, "Worn" is an album that develops and flows naturally, reminding me of the best work by Brian Eno, Harold Budd, Steve Roach, David Helpling.
Favorite track: Routing.
Release date: 21/01/2020
Format: CD, Digital
~'Worn' was written in the summer of 2019 and was recorded using Yamaha MT3X multitrack cassette recorder.
The cassette tape itself was an old cassette tape which I used to record voice memos on when I was little.
The recording process involved the recording of several sketches, which I then revisited and overdubbed every week over the course of 2019's summer.
In many ways, this album has been turning in my head since 2015, when my studies took me to Finland.
During this period, my roommate and I found this dead fox in the snow, taking this photograph.
Since then I've found myself thinking about the grass and the fox, and the dead fox and the grass, and how beautiful their colours both were. Sometimes it seems to me that life's a process of wearing and of being worn, and, just like the tape, in many ways my process began back then, with the fox and its colours.
I'd like to thank my girlfriend, my family, my friends, who've helped me be better.
Heartfelt thanks goes to Brose and Samwel for the constant constructive feedback.
Thank you also to Andrea for making this release possible.~
released January 21, 2020
Music and Artwork: Robert Farrugia
Mastered by: Andrea Porcu
Record label: Lᴏɴᴛᴀɴᴏ Series
Publisher: ROHS! RECORDS