As a member of The Young Gods for more than 20 years, Alain ‘Al Comet’ has been a defining influence on the industrial sound of the 80s. Leaving the Gods in 2014, he decides to turn his energies to his own evolution. Having broken through the sound-barriers of sampling, he alights on the pure ancestral sound of the Indian sitar under the name of Mahadev Cometo and offers us an entirely new sound experience: Cometo has tamed the electric fairies that play on the small keyboards hidden inside samplers, as much as the 20 strings of a sitar. Performing on his instrument, he fuses the traditional sitar into his own universe and blends it gradually with his electronic sounds. And with visionary and expressive powers, like Orpheus on his lyre, he connects them to the soul of the world and reaches out to restore concord, harmony and symphony between the seven spheres of the cosmos.
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WORKSHOP Sound Journey
A Journey of Initiation
In 2011, Al Comet (The Young Gods) travels to India to be initiated into the art of the sitar by a Benares master on the banks of the Ganges. Al Comet becomes Mahadev Cometo and starts blending the technology of his dreamy machines with the spiritual swirls of the ancestral Indian sitar. In combining his knowledge of both, he develops a new musical experience between tradition and modernity. The sound universe of the sitar reconnects us, via inspiration, with the timeless arch of History - which is love of music, respect and affection for our elders and teachers and the principle of reminiscence.