Abul Mogard is an alter-ego created by Guido Zen, an Italian musician currently based in Rome. Abul has released several albums and performed at festivals such as Berlin Atonal, Flow Festival in Finland, Festival (((INTERFERENCES))) at Centre Wallonie Bruxelles in Paris and many others. He also performed at SouthBank Centre in London in collaboration with the Scottish Dance Theatre.
He has remixed Carl Craig, Fovea Hex with Brian Eno, Cindytalk and Massimo Pupillo as Becoming Animals among others.
His music has been used on Ridley Scott‘s “The Last Duel” trailer, various feature films and art installations.
His latest work is the soundtrack for Duncan Whitley’s film “Phoenix City 2021” commissioned by the Coventry Biennial (UK).
Many of his concerts are accompanied by live projections by visual artist Marja de Sanctis.
“Abul Mogard seems to have made an impact on everyone who hears his rich and moving work – from Thom Yorke to Rob Booth. His bitter tracks trigger a tortuous bliss rarely found in the world of contemporary electronic music” – Berlin Atonal
“Arguably one the bigger enigmas in modern synth music” – Boomkat
“No one can wring aching beauty and deep emotion from quiet simplicity like Mogard can” – Brainwashed
“Abul Mogard is an artwork in itself – a fully realized conceptual project, lush in complex layers, elegant in its simplicity, and fertile in intent. Challenging all of your senses, whether they are sentimental or just logical, the music cuts through all the grime of a developed perception and leaves its essence in pure form.“ – Headphone Commute
“The visceral melancholy and sheer poignancy just render you breathless” – Electronic Sound
“Mind and body are captured by Abul Mogard‘s perturbing set, between drones and rumble of sound from the bowels of the earth, an experience in the most complete darkness, interspersed with effective visuals that seem to speak to the deep soul even before the body: the highest moment of the festival.” – Blow Up