156 has finally released their newest EP, Memento Mori. The sessions had been recording sporadically since 2012, due to the scarcity of the instruments, as all the music in these sessions were played using only human bones, as well as the human breath passing through human bones. The instruments on Memento Mori include human skulls, femurs, vertebrae, plus bone whistles, and Tibetan thighbone trumpets (kangling).
Momenti Mori is one complete scary trance.
156 is conducted by Adel Souto, who is a Cuban-born musician, multimedia artist, and writer, currently living in Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood.
Adel began playing music in the late 80s, and had formed or joined many punk and hardcore bands, plus contributing to several albums by other acts. He has written for his own fanzines starting in the early 90s, and has devoted pieces to numerous magazines, fanzines, and websites since. He has released several books, including a “best of”, and a chapbook on the subject of a 30-day vow of silence, while also having translated the works of Spanish poets. His work, both art pieces and photography, has shown in galleries in NYC, Philadelphia, and Miami, as well as in Europe, and South America. His music videos have been screened at NYC’s Anthology Film Archives, and he has lectured on the subject of occult influences in photography at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development’s Department of Art and Art Professions.