[artists] ascanio borga

Releases on Afe:
Xenomorphic [afe111lcd]

On the web:

Ascanio Borga is an italian guitarist, electronic musician and independent composer.

After years of piano lessons attended during his childhood, he decided to leave formal musical studies to become a self-taught guitarist. He approached rock music and computers, learning to use the famous Amiga 500 Soundtracker.

He began to play in various noise-rock bands and to record instrumental pieces for guitar, piano, and sampler, progressively approaching experimental music.

In 1997, at the time when he was a student at the Faculty of Cinema, he released a cassette of "lo-fi" electronics entitled "Music For Non-Airports".

Soon afterwards he left University to attend a professional course of recording techniques and digital audio, continuing to play in various rock bands for some more time.

Later he began to create electronic suites for synthesizers and treated instruments, introducing more personal elements in his compositions, and at the same time he undertook scientific studies.

In 2001 he started to publish his music in the form of self-released CD-R albums credited to his own name.

As an audio technician, besides mixing and mastering his own music, he did mastering work for several other musical productions, and also produced sound effects for various stage plays.

His albums are regularly reviewed among specialized press and internet websites, his music was also used as soundtrack in underground short movies and stage plays.

Among his recently self-released albums we'd like to mention "Inner Geometry" (2001), "Liquid Symmetries" (2002), "Bad Ground" (2006) and "Peripheral Vision" (2007).

Afe released is newest album, entitled "Xenomorphic", in October 2008.