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A concept album built upon musings about the social and spiritual implications of an invisible element that conditions the contemporary human life.
Coltan is a dull black metallic ore from which the elements niobium and tantalum are extracted. The niobium-dominant mineral in coltan is columbite, and the tantalum-dominant mineral is tantalite.
It's the equivalent of the infamous "blood diamonds" as it is mainly extracted and smuggled from the Democratic Republic of Congo for the production of cell phones and electronic devices, as well as exported to China for processing into electronic-grade tantalum powder and wires.

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released February 20, 2013

Conceived, composed, performed, mixed and produced by AFAN Alessandro Fantini.
AFAN Sound 2012-13

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AFAN Alessandro Fantini Italy

Devoted to the "multimedianic" research on the super-human identity hidden in the infinite stream of delusions surrounding humankind, Alessandro Fantini's musical journey can be hardly described with the terms of a conventional sound experience. His approach to instruments and electronic devices is intuitive and irrational as well as the visions he captures on canvas and on digital video. ... more

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