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Golla Gorroppu

by Andy Aquarius

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about

Hush Hush is honored to welcome back Berlin-based harper, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist Andy Aquarius to the label to help present 'Golla Gorroppu,' his second album of hypnotic primordial music that explores the mystical fringes of ambient, folk, and classical music.

A follow-up to his acclaimed 2021 debut album 'Chapel,' 'Golla Gorroppu' leans into the emotional natural sentiments of European Romanticism and American Transcendentalism and reveals itself as an animist take on an internal expedition of a mythological mountain range.

The album’s title, 'Golla Gorroppu,' is a phrase coined by Andy that stems from his meditations on the Sardinian Gorropu mountain range, a territory he explored in between the autumn of 2020 and spring of 2021. His personal translation of the title is "The Throat of the Mountain.”

With this transformative experience as his foundation, Andy found meaning in his latest work. He shares:

“At the heart of the mountain range lies a massive gorge (Gola/Goia) which is said to house various creatures of the night, amongst them trolls, the 'mother of Gorropu' and the devil himself. The first half of the record is tuning into the moving forces of the mountain - first the Rains, Groundwaters and Rivers, then the animal kingdom, represented by the goat and inspired by a remarkable meeting with a Sardinian mouflon (a wild sheep) during a solitary hike.

The second half of the record channels the kingdom of rocks - moving from the mountains' murky intestines towards their loftiest peaks, covering all the mossy mysticism and crystalline vistas that lie in between.”

Sounding as indomitable and spirited as the landscape it portrays, 'Golla Gorroppu' is a wayward epic that cries for you to become the mountain goat you always dreamt to be. Through his lyrical harp expressions and gentle vocal accents, Andy Aquarius’ latest statement traverses a magical terrain full of intrigue, nuance, and beauty.

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releases March 22, 2024

Andy Aquarius - Celtic Harp, voice, lyre and synths
Ferdinand Kavall - Hammered dulcimer, bowed guitar
Josephine Pia Wild - Choirs
Raoul Vignal - Steel string guitar
Semeli Sophia Kostourou - Violoncello

Harp recorded by Sebastian Völkers
Additional recordings and mixing by Andy Ozbolt
Summed onto 2" tape by Sebastian Völkers and Andy Ozbolt
Mastered by Taylor Deupree
Artwork by Elvira Akzigitova
Medium format photography by Hector Ochoa, 2023
"Waters Above, Waters Below" inspired by 'Ancient Voices,' a modern traditional by Davide Tomsu

Coordinated by Alex Ruder for Hush Hush Records

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