Iluso Records is an independent record label founded in 2013 by Michael Caratti and Álvaro Domene.

Our catalogue focuses on exploratory creative new music derived and informed by the fertile traditions of jazz, avant-garde metal, free-improvisation, western contemporary classical, and experimental electronic music.

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IRDR08 • Released:

Álvaro Domene


Here is the second volume of Álvaro Domene's HEPTAD project and book of compositions for solo seven string electric guitar and live electronics. 

**** WATCH the performance of the piece "Dismissed As Chimerical" on YouTube: ****

Expanding upon the compositional and aesthetic concepts developed for the first volume, these 7 pieces seem to have a more percussive and aggressive sound, with a focus on asymmetrical rhythmic activity and melodic multi-directionality. 

If the first release took sonic inspiration from avant garde string quartet music, this second release almost sounds as if two wild pianists were functioning in a duo setting. Still, it's all interpreted on an electric guitar with meticulously programmed pitch delay algorithms that assisted Domene in shaping the harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic palette of each composition. 

Heptad Volume II is one more remarkable accomplishment by a composer and instrumentalist who keeps showing us how different an electric guitar still can sound in today's world. 

Play loud, enjoy, and also make sure you listen to the first volume in case you missed it: 

"Heptad is stunning! Vivid, rich in sound and emotion, and packed with ideas." - Elliott Sharp

Álvaro Domene: compositions, seven string electric guitar, live electronics, recording, mixing, mastering, and artwork. 
No overdubs. 

Published by Dometone Music BMI 2021 

High quality audio files, 24-bit/96kHz.

Iluso Records is an independent
record label founded in 2013.
Our catalogue includes creative new music
from some of the world’s best music makers.