Mantra Machine (Western Ghats / Mapusa / Mumbai) 

Francesco Fonassi

A condensed sound imprint from a trip to India, featuring raw and remixed field recordings from the Western Ghats, Mapusa, and Mumbai by Italian sound explorer and designer Francesco Fonassi. The result is a patient, poetic, slow radio vibe, like something akin to a homemade mantra machine, where Hindu prayers, chants, and bird songs mingle with electric forests, nocturnal reverb chambers, and buzzing loop-poetry. This is a remixed version originally produced for Radio Arte Mobile’s weekly sound selections curated by Lou Pappagallo and Svet Lana.