[andrea marutti, discography]
amon: nona


Artist: Amon
Title: Nona
Label: Amplexus [wax07]
Format: CD-EP
Tracks: 1
Playing time: 21:02
Release date: April 2003
File under: Dark Ambient / Avantgarde

Track List:

1a.  a(r) nada di he-ven  5:26

1b.  a neda  2:52

1c.  iv e tena (I)  3:42

1d.  ar-ef an eftee  1:58

1e.  nona  7:02


The long time delayed new Amon work is here with us at last. After the release of "The Legacy" on Eibon and "Mer" on "Blade" in 1999-2000 there wasn't any significant output from this project except a few compilation tracks.

"Nona" takes inspiration from a case of xenoglossy (the ability to speak in an unlearned and unheard foreign language, often associated with past-life recall, states of trance or hypnosis and mediumship) discovered in Great Britain around the early Thirties when a woman in state of trance expressed herself in a language which was recognized as ancient egyptian. This voice from the past was called "Nona" or "The One Without a Name".

The music has obviously much in common with Amon's previous releases, but according to the need of a change expressed by the author, it introduces new elements and could be easily filed both under Dark Ambient and Avantgarde. The Amon sounds palette was never so rich in the past. Despite this fact the final result appears like it was stripped down to the essential but surprisingly retains its thickness.

"Nona" is available in two different versions: a CD-EP and a 300 copies limited edition 10" vinyl. The CD-EP contains one 21 minutes long track while the 10" vinyl has about 14 minutes of music on each side. Both the formats include exclusive material and slightly different versions of certain tracks.

* Amplexus press release.