A “quipu”, was a method used by the Incas and other ancient Andean cultures to keep records and communicate information. In the ancient Quechua language of the Andes, “quipu” means “knot”. A Quipu is in fact a set of knotted loops, tied by a thicker rope supporting them.
Quipu is also a project created by Atome Primitf, a collective of musicians and "dreamers" from Europe, a project inspired by that same method of knots, stringing artistic ties and new collaborations, through cross-genre musical interpretations and audio-visual concepts.
In fact Quipu was born as an audio-visual concept. The four tracks of the EP started as original compositions of Atome Primitif, with the elements of voice, violin and acoustic guitar modeling an unplugged sound. Quipu traveled all around Europe, involving artists from different countries, each one adding their own personal knot, inspired by the compositions of Clelia Patrono.
Andrea Presicce aka No Finger Nails adds his own musical knot through his musical experience, ranging from Electronica to Dub. The EP consists of four remixed tracks, offering a very dub-ambient and mystical alternative, using the original organic sounds. The project expands also audio-visually, with videos and visuals being produced, on that same quipu idea.
released April 29, 2017
AIRPLAY & REVIEWS :
First airplay on Rastfm.com by Shikydraks
Another wonderful release ... musical wonder." - La Estación del Dub
Cassiopea played by Jahmon Selector on OMY Radio
Airplay on High Reasoning Reggae Time - KBOO 90.7 FM Portland
EP showcase on Radio Sonar / Red Vibes transmission
"4 delicious ambient Dubs to dream away." - Reggae.be
Featured on Dub Palace on After FM
Reviewed by Rebel Base
Review by Saetchmo and airplay on Echochamber
Meltin Dub plays "Cassiopea"
Reviewed by Culture Dub
Jahnabet plays "Hush" on Paranoise Radio
Dr Strangedub plays Quipu on Echo Chamber KFAI FM 90.3 Minnneapolis
Kevin Moore on Black Country Radio / Riddim Sessions
Quipu included in the latest Pete Cogle's Podcast Factory
Awarded with 4 stars by CCtrax & Quipu awarded "excellent track"
Played by Selecta Jerry on Sounds of the Caribbean
NO FINGER NAILS propone un’esperienza musicale che spazia dall'Elettronica al Dub, è un progetto totalmente realizzato in
homerecording dal producer Andrea Presicce (Preset). La continua ricerca di nuove sonorità ,il confronto e la condivisione delle proprie produzioni,crea il concept del progetto: "La Musica Unisce".