Oöphoi

Oöphoi is the pseudonym of Gianluigi Gasparetti.
Born in Rome, Italy, March 26, 1958. He started his own music experiments in 1995, with a basic instrumentation, trying to explore the shores of deep space-ambient music.
His first album "Three Lights at the End of the World", composed in 1995, has been released in 1996.
In 2002 he has founded the experimental ambient group Nebula, along with Klaus Wiese, Mauro Malgrande, Lorenzo Pierobon and Tau Ceti. He has released 20+ Cds for many international labels (Hic Sunt Leones, Amplexus, Hypnos, Nextera, Prikosnovenie, Electroshock Records, Skean Dhu, Stella Maris, Aplaus, Mystery Sea, Glacial Movements), and now he runs his own label Umbra, devoted to the music of new Italian ambient artists.

Oöphoi
Oöphoi - Dreams Part One

Artist: Oöphoi
P: 2006
Limited Edition 500
Dreams here refers to both sleeping and dreaming. The tracks in this series were inspired by lucid dreams as experienced by Oöphoi, and they were created as an attempt to carry these dreams to the listener. Hence, optimal music for sleep and dreams. This is the first in the series of three albums. First edition of Dreams series was released on a mini-CD. Here you will find replayed and remixed versions of first edition of Dreams and new unreleased material.

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Oöphoi - Dreams Part Three

Artist: Oöphoi
P: 2006
Limited Edition 500
This is the third in the series of three albums.First edition of Dreams series was released on a mini-CD. Here you will find replayed and remixed versions of first edition of Dreams and new unreleased material. Dreams here refers to both sleeping and dreaming. The tracks in this series were inspired by lucid dreams as experienced by Oöphoi, and they were created as an attempt to carry these dreams to the listener. Hence, optimal music for sleep and dreams.

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Oöphoi - Dreams Part Two

Artist: Oöphoi
P: 2006
Limited Edition 500
This is the second in the series of three albums.First edition of Dreams series was released on a mini-CD. Here you will find replayed and remixed versions of first edition of Dreams and new unreleased material. Dreams here refers to both sleeping and dreaming. The tracks in this series were inspired by lucid dreams as experienced by Oöphoi, and they were created as an attempt to carry these dreams to the listener. Hence, optimal music for sleep and dreams.

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Oöphoi - Hymns To A Silent Sky

Artist: Oöphoi
P: 2005
An album of epic, deep, evocative space music that stretches out in front of you in its own infinite universe of sounds. The music is deeply connected with the mysteries of the sky: clouds moving slowly, delicate and dramatic colors merging together beyond the horizon line, winds carrying voices and sounds from distant times. A remarkable work full of poetry.
Music composed and recorded in The Kiva during 2004.
Oophoi: synths, voice, percussions, electronics, samples.

 

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Oöphoi - I Hear the Water Dreaming

Artist: Oöphoi & Louisa John Krol
P: 2005
LTD 1000

Collaborative album between Australian Louisa John-Krol & Italian ambient soundscapist Gianluigi Gasparetti (Oophoi), recorded in Australia and Italy circa 2002 – 2003.

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Oöphoi - I Hear the Wind Singing

Artist: Oöphoi
P: 2013
Not long before his passing Oophoi gave us the recordings of two, previously unreleased parts from the "I Hear" trilogy. Part one "I Hear The Water Dreaming" was a collaboration with Louisa John-Krol and released in 2005. The other parts "I Hear The Wind Singing" and "I Hear The Woods Whispering" were initially meant for further collaboration but for some reason this never came off the ground. On Gigi's request we edited and released the basic tracks, with artwork from his beloved wife Alessandra. Both albums showcase, in retrospect, Oophoi's talents for creating aural paintings of nature in a pure and soothing way.

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Oöphoi - I Hear the Woods Whispering

Artist: Oöphoi
P: 2013
Not long before his passing Oophoi gave us the recordings of two, previously unreleased parts from the "I Hear" trilogy. Part one "I Hear The Water Dreaming" was a collaboration with Louisa John-Krol and released in 2005. The other parts "I Hear The Wind Singing" and "I Hear The Woods Whispering" were initially meant for further collaboration but for some reason this never came off the ground. On Gigi's request we edited and released the basic tracks, with artwork from his beloved wife Alessandra. Both albums showcase, in retrospect, Oophoi's talents for creating aural paintings of nature in a pure and soothing way.

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Oöphoi - Il Silenzio di Dio

Artist: Oöphoi
P: 2008 / 2011
The long awaited release of Gianluigi's performance in the Calabrian village of Archiaro in 2008. A melancholic and psychedelic minimalistic ambient journey.
Oophoi: synthesizers, piano, waterphone percussions, singing bowls, voice 
Limited CD in exclusive two panel digi file.

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Oöphoi - Mare Imbrium

Artist: Oöphoi
P: 2003
Composed and recorded by Oöphoi in the Kiva, January 2001.
Instruments: digital and analog synths, samples, tibetan singing bowls, stones, electronics.
Challenging music to drift away with, a deeply atmospheric listening experience inspired by the most obscure Sea of the Moon, Mare Imbrium, the Sea of Storms. Dark synth washes, subtle noises, the distant voice of the Goddesses and deep slow resonances create a trance-like soundscape which asks for a careful listening to uncover its secrets. This is the first part of the Moon trilogy.

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Oöphoi - Mare Tanquillitatis

Artist: Oöphoi
P: 2004
The most mysterious Sea of the Moon inspired this monumental work of Italian droning artist Oophoi. The music leads us through different levels of space ambient music, from vast and resonant alien soundscapes to mystic and solitary drones for bass flute and electronics. At times reminiscing of Robert Rich's first works, with sustained and undulating chords. Mare Tranquillitatis is a masterpiece of slow atmospheric space music.

Composed and recorded by Oöphoi in the Kiva, January 2001.
Instruments: digital and analog synths, samples, tibetan singing bowls, stones, electronics.

 

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Oöphoi - Mare Vaporum

Artist: Oöphoi
P: 2010
Re-mastered reissue of Oophoi's classic album, third part of the Moon trilogy after Mare Tranquillitatis and Mare Imbrium.
The music leads through different levels of space ambient music, from vast and resonant alien soundscapes to mystic and solitary drones for bass flute and electronics.Another masterpiece of slow atmospheric space music.Oophoi plays synths and vocals.

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Oöphoi - Night Currents

Artist: Oöphoi
P: 1995 / 2011
Re-mastered reissue of Oophoi's classic recording from 1998
Night Currents is a long-form and is divided into five subtitles or movements. .
Oophoi plays synths, samples, flutes and percussion.

Oophoi is one of the masters of soft - almost inaudible - minimalism. He isable to go many ways with his sound design.This recording is a visit to the darkside of life. Using synths, samples and flutes, he builds wide-openatmospheres 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 soundscapehas 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 release. (Jim Brenholts)


 

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Oöphoi - Penumbra Recollected 1
Artist: Oöphoi
P: 2015
Re- mastered tracks from Oophoi's former PENUMBRA label, for the first time on CD.

"Aludra 1" is taken from Aludra (Penumbra 026, 2006).
"Aludra Silence" is taken from Aludra (Penumbra 026, 2006).
"Aludra 2" is taken from Aludra (Penumbra 026, 2006).
"Trifida Part One" is taken from Trifida (Penumbra 025, 2006).
"Trifida Part Two" is taken from Trifida (Penumbra 025, 2006).
"The Sacred River" is taken from Leteph (Penumbra 008, 2005).
"Eph-Elm-Nah" is taken from Leteph (Penumbra 008, 2005).

 
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Oöphoi - Penumbra Recollected 2
Artist: Oöphoi
P: 2015
Re- mastered tracks from Oophoi's former PENUMBRA label, for the first time on CD.

"The Gates Of Aldebaran" is taken from The Gates Of Aldebaran (Penumbra 030, 2006).
"A Desperate Serenity" is taken from The Sun Is Falling In A Sea Of Blood (Penumbra 001, 2005).
"Echoes From A Bleeding Sky" is taken from The Sun Is Falling In A Sea Of Blood (Penumbra 001, 2005).
"Spiralis" is taken from Spiralis (Penumbra 045, 2005).

 
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Oöphoi - Penumbra Recollected 3
Artist: Oöphoi
P: 2015
Re- mastered tracks from Oophoi's former PENUMBRA label, for the first time on CD.

"Awakening The Nagas" is taken from Awakening The Nagas (Penumbra 013, 2005).
"Algol" is taken from Algol (Penumbra 024, 2006).
"Where The Green Ants Dream" is taken from Where The Green Ants Dream (Penumbra 007, 2005).

 
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Oöphoi - Potala

Artist: Oöphoi
P: 2011
LTD 500 Vinyl

Ambient music with synths and field recordings.
 

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Oöphoi - Signals from the Great Beyond

Artist: Oöphoi
P: 2010
The work is comprised of four tracks. The first track, “Kolenhaar,” combines an array of subtle sounds and pitches, invading the senses insidiously but pleasantly with waves of effective sound. As with many ambient artists, the old boundaries between “dark” and “light” ambient are of no real use in evaluating this work. Oöphoi borrows from traditional western melodic structures, but does not hesitate to deviate into unique sounds and aural experiences. Oöphoi is in this respect an artist of sound rather than of “music,” and, in my thinking, more of an ambient artist than a songwriter. The thing that makes his work so enchanting is that he seems to marry sound and story. He does not have a literal plot to spring upon the reader—and the song titles are, if anything, misleading. Rather, each piece has a sense of introduced sound, with the intention of creating a gauzy, half-remembered sense of familiarity. The concept of ambient music as “dream-like” is frankly far too narrow and confining. Oöphoi does not speak to the listener's dreams, but instead engages the listener's active attention in a search for alternative lines of inquiry. But the inquiry leads to hidden pathways, and quiet, affirming alleyways. The second piece, “Lightwaves,” and the third piece “Geometry,” differ from the first piece in that they have an almost elegiac sense of ritual and ceremony. Sounds and instrumental “voices” appear in the work in vignette form, as well as in shimmering waves. Silence is used to emphasize that the listener is being shown the potential of music as a spiritual vehicle. But no mantras are shared, no divinities sermonized—we are left only with the sensation of sound, washing, defining, explaining, and yet remaining ineffable. I thought of funeral dirges, of eastern meditation bells, and of European urban-jazz landscapes, yet the work is not derivative of any of those things. Oöphoi's gift is evocation, a non-linear storytelling not bound by the “plot” of his song titles.The fourth piece, “Sculpting the Fields,” adopts a sonic device which gives me pause. Silence is an important component of many ambient works, and effective use of silence benefits the first three pieces of Signals from the Great Beyond. Yet, in “Sculpting the Fields,” a good bit of the piece of punctuated by extended silence and extended introduction and exit of barely heard sound. While I applaud the experimental reach of the work, the brass ring remains elusive. To my ears, “Sculpting the Fields” loses its way in its extended silence conceit.

 

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Oöphoi - Signals from the Great Beyond 2

Artist: Oöphoi
P: 2011
Re-mastered reissue of the second part of Oophoi's classic triology
Oophoi plays synthesizer, gong, singing bowls, percussion, ( bass ) flute and electronics.

 

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Oöphoi - Signals from the Great Beyond 3

Artist: Oöphoi
P: 2011
Re-mastered reissueof the final part of Oophoi's classic triology
Oophoi plays synthesizer, gong, singing bowls, percussion, ( bass ) flute and electronics.

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Oöphoi - The Dreaming of Shells

Artist: Oöphoi
P: 2003 / 2009
Re-mastered reissue of Oophoi's classic album. Considered by many as one of Oophoi's best albums. Oophoi's The Dreaming of Shells is a breathtaking descent straight to an unknown chasm where small clouds of fine luminescent dust drift away, splitting obscure cold waters, swaying to the sound of cavernous tones...
This is a submarine hidden chorus, an ode of sirens'voices singing ageless chants...
a rain of fragmented glittering particles brushing submerged walls, while golden refractions sleep buried in the fissures...
The dreams of shells is a meeting with a resonating radiant world of its own, a long dive in apnea scattered with amazements. Oophoi plays synthesizer, electronics, flute (bamboo), percussion, performer (monochord, crystals), voice, singing bowls. 

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