PIERLUIGI BILLONE: OM ON
OM ON - the title of the new release is equally cryptic and associative, even musical. Its two syllables are both opposing and attracting through their similarity. The name of the piece is therefore also a metaphor for he two musicians who interact while remaining distinctly individual. It is also a homage to the two guitarists Tom Pauwels and Yaron Deutsch whose names are behind the two syllables. While ON is (as the opposite of OFF) a state of sound, OM stands for something important in Billone´s music: the sphere of ritual, particularly in Hinduism and Buddhism.