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Justin Adams and Mauro Durante, managed to get together to make an intense and intimate record "Still Moving".

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Justin Adams, Guitarist, Producer and Composer, has been a chief collaborator with Robert Plant in his band, the "Sensational Spaceshifters". His production on landmark albums by Tinariwen and Rachid Taha highlight his feel for North

African groove, while his award-winning projects with Gambian maestro Juldeh Camara linked griot tradition with raw blues spirit. This new collaboration with Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino violinist/percussionist Mauro Durante stems from a concert led by Ludovico Einaudi, the "La Notte della Taranta" in Puglia, where the two first played together, recognizing kindred spirits in the trance rhythms of Taranta. Together they create a raw, stripped-back sound that moves and mesmerizes! Post-Punk approach has been enriched by a passion for Arabic and African trance/blues, and Mauro Durante, a visionary inheritor of the Taranta roots of his native Puglia recorded live in the studio, without overdubs. Together they found what was essential in their common sound, reaching into tradition from Italy (folk songs like Damme La Manu, classics like Amara Terra Mia) and America (Little Moses, the Carter Family classic). Original songs, like Dark Road Down find common ground between the wild pizzica rhythm of Southern Italy and trance boogie, while Djinn Pulse goes from serene instrumental minimalism to hypnotic catharsis. The song Still Moving evokes Mediterranean migrations as

Odyssean trial with ancient frame drum,

and raw electric guitar providing a starkly beautiful landscape.

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