Phonometak Series #10
Last issue for the series conceived by Wallace Records and Phonometak Labs. This finale brings with it a debut, or rather two, This is the first publication of the work of two guitarists who have made history by Wallace Records and a good slice of underground italics:Paolo Cantù and Xabier Iriondo.
Paolo Cantù: Born in Monza in 1964, self-taught, plays electric guitar and whatever else he can get. His first experiences are as member of the experimental band Tasaday, after which he is founder of the rock band Afterhours from ’86 to ’90 and in ’92 in the seminal Six Minute War Madness. In contemporary he is the band A Short Apnea, another piece of hystory of the italian undergound scene. He continue plays with Tasaday in their ’00 renaissance and in various side project as Four Gardens in One, End of Summer, Damo Suzuki’s Network and EAReNOW since the new band as duo with Xabier Iriondo, Uncode Duello. The Phonometak Series # 10 is his solo debut. Expect news from Paolo very soon.
Xabier Iriondo, musician and composer, born in the Isola area in Milan (Italy) in the early seventies from basque father and italian mother. At the age of seventeen he began to amuse himself with an electric guitar and he still does now. Between 1992 and 2001 he made 5 albums and hundreds of concerts with the rock band Afterhours, 3 albums with the indie/rock band Six Minute War Madness and 3 albums + 2 miniCDs with the A Short Apnea project. In 2001 he started to explore the possibilities gave him by some handbuilt instruments he made and the meeting between these weird instruments and electronic music, field recordings and electroacoustic instruments. From 2005 to 2010 he opens in Milan Sound Metak, a vintage/collector instruments and musical objects shop where he organize concerts/performances. In these times he’s involved as guitarist/sound manipulator in the projects Afterhours, NoGuRu, The Shipwreck Bag Show.