Oophoi: Celestial Geometries Oophoi is Gianluigi Gasparetti. Tau Ceti is Enrico Cosimi. Together they created Celestial Geometries, a deep space atmospheric experience. Minimalism of this sort - quiet, gentle, expansive and organic - must be experienced with every fiber of one's being. Deep listeners must dive in completely and holistically to immerse themselves in this soundworld. They must become the soundscape. That is a difficult task. It requires complete concentration and pinpoint focus. The rewards are vast. The deep resonance of this soundscape will take those focused listeners to any zone of the universe. ~ Jim Brenholts, EER-MUSIC.com Oophoi: Night Currents Night Currents is a long-form (over 60 minutes) composition from Gianluigi Gasparetti, a.k.a. Oophoi. it is divided into five subtitles or movements. Gianluigi is one of the masters of soft - almost inaudible - minimalism. He is able to go many ways with his sound design. This CDR is a visit to the dark side of life. Using synths, samples and flutes, he builds wide-open atmospheres and contemplative soundworlds. This soundscape is for looking at some of the darker aspects of life. Curiously, it is not an uncomfortable experience. This dark organic soundscape has plenty of warmth and charm to contrast the dark passages. While those qualities seem to be mutually exclusive, the concept works here. This is one of the ultimate paradoxes - dark and cozy minimalism. thus, it is an essential CD. ~ Jim Brenholts, EER-MUSIC.com Oophoi: Static Soundscapes: Three Lights at the End of the World Static Soundscapes: Three Lights at the End of the World is a deep droning soundscape from one of the masters of the style - Oophoi, nee Gianluigi Gasparetti. These wide atmospheres are pure minimalism. Gianluigi augments his electronics with samples, Tibetan singing bowls, droning vocals, a Lakota flute, ritual cymbals and conch shells. This is outstanding meditation and relaxation music. There are no sequences to get in the way and no orchestral passages. The vast atmospheres evoke wonderment and hope. There are, assuredly, somber moments but no dark passages. ~ Jim Brenholts, EER-MUSIC.com Oophoi Athlit Hypnos Recordings www.hypnos.com Oophoi is Gianluigi Gasparetti (Gigi) . He is a master at using silence as an instrument and as an important component of his sound design. Athlit is his first Hypnos release and his first CD widely available in the USA. Given the chance to display his awesome skills to a wider audience, Gigi takes full advantage of the opportunity. Deep drones carry the flow as Gigi surrounds them with cloudy atmospheres and organic textures. While the soundscape is neither majestic nor energetic, it is regal and dramatic. Gigi is inviting his listeners to rise to his level. He does that by meeting them on their level and walking with them to the deeper zones of his soundworld. This is another great CD from Mike Griffin and Hypnos recordings. It is essential electronic minimalism. ~ Jim Brenholts, EER-MUSIC.com Oophoi and Klaus Wiese Wouivre Aurora Wouivre is a set of very deep, very subtle minimalism from Oophoi, nee Gianluigi Gasparetti (Gigi) and Klaus Wiese. Gig is well-known for creating very quiet, somber music. Klaus is an expert with bows and strings. (Klaus has also created some magnificent soundscapes with Tibetan singing bowls. Oddly, Gigi performs on those on this disc.) Both of these artists are expert sound designers. They have created deep and dark atmospheres for this CD. This is not bright minimalism. This is as dark as it gets. And that is a good thing. It is easy to access this soundscape for many purposes. The dark surroundings allow for examinations of the less acceptable sides of the psyche. While there, listeners are invited to see the darker regions of the self. Such visits are necessary for behavioral adjustments. It is not a good idea to listen to this disc alone or in the dark. Operating a motor vehicle or other heavy equipment is not recommended either. ~ Jim Brenholts, EER-MUSIC.com
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