Oöphoi

Real Name:
Gianluigi Gasparetti
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An avid music collector since his childhood Gianluigi started his own music experiments in 1995, with a basic instrumentation, trying to explore the shores of deep space-ambient. His first album "Three Lights At The End Of The World", composed in 1995, has been released in 1996 by italian ambient artist Alio Die's own label, Hic Sunt Leones (Alio Die himself played for a minute in a track of this album). His live album "The Spirals Of Time", released in 1998 by Aurora, has been voted as one of the best ambient albums of all times. Oophoi uses traditional instruments as synths and sampling machines, but also singing bowls, flutes, special percussions (woodchimes, stones, shells, crystal chimes) and processed voices; all his music is recorded using analog-only devices in The Kiva, his studio, which used to be a stall in a XV Century stone country house in the hills of central Italy. In 2002 he has founded the experimental ambient group Nebula (4), 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, Electroshock Records, Skean Dhu, Stella Maris, Aplaus, Mystery Sea), and he run his own label Umbra, devoted to the music of new Italian ambient artists.
Gianluigi Gasparetti passed away in 2013.
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HSL 011 Static Soundscapes: Three Lights At The End Of The World — Oöphoi Oöphoi Static Soundscapes: Three Lights At The End Of The World (Album) Hic Sunt Leones HSL 011 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
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aur 01, aur01 The Spirals Of Time — Oöphoi Oöphoi The Spirals Of Time (Album) Aurora, Aurora aur 01, aur01 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
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none Behind The Wall Of Sleep — Oöphoi Oöphoi Behind The Wall Of Sleep (Album) Due Acque none Italy 1998 Sell This Version
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none Night Currents — Oöphoi Oöphoi Night Currents (Album) Due Acque none Italy 1998 Sell This Version
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AUR005, aur05 Wouivre — Oöphoi Oöphoi & Klaus Wiese Oöphoi & Klaus Wiese - Wouivre (Album) Aurora, Aurora AUR005, aur05 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
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none Upuaut — Oöphoi Oöphoi, Mathias Grassow & Amir Baghiri Oöphoi, Mathias Grassow & Amir Baghiri - Upuaut (Album) Due Acque none Italy 1999 Sell This Version
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none Mare Vaporum — Oöphoi Oöphoi Mare Vaporum (Album) Due Acque none Italy 2000 Sell This Version
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Y12 Celestial Geometries — Oöphoi Oöphoi - Tau Ceti Oöphoi - Tau Ceti - Celestial Geometries (Album) Arya Y12 Italy 2001 Sell This Version
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none Mare Tranquillitatis — Oöphoi Oöphoi Mare Tranquillitatis (Album) Due Acque none Italy 2001 Sell This Version
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none Mare Imbrium — Oöphoi Oöphoi Mare Imbrium (Album) Due Acque none Italy 2001 Sell This Version
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hyp2236 Athlit — Oöphoi Oöphoi Athlit(CD, Album) Hypnos hyp2236 US 2002 Sell This Version
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ELCD 024 Bardo — Oöphoi Oöphoi Bardo(CD, Album) Electroshock Records ELCD 024 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
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MS08 The Dreams Of Shells — Oöphoi Oöphoi The Dreams Of Shells (Album) Mystery Sea MS08 Belgium 2003 Sell This Version
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none The Rustling Of Leaves — Oöphoi Oöphoi The Rustling Of Leaves (Album) Due Acque none Italy 2003 Sell This Version
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ERA2029-2, ERA 2029.2 Subterranea — Oöphoi Oöphoi & Tau Ceti Oöphoi & Tau Ceti - Subterranea(CD, Album, Ltd) Nextera, Nextera ERA2029-2, ERA 2029.2 Czech Republic 2003 Sell This Version
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AA 0388-2 331 Meditation — Oöphoi Oöphoi Meditation(CD, Album) Harmonie (2) AA 0388-2 331 Czech Republic 2003 Sell This Version
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umbra 015, 015/2004 Archaic Oceans — Oöphoi Oöphoi & Tau Ceti Oöphoi & Tau Ceti - Archaic Oceans (Album) Umbra, Umbra umbra 015, 015/2004 Italy 2004 Sell This Version
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umbra 012, 012/2004 Dust In The Wind - The Works, 1995 - 2003 — Oöphoi Oophoi* Dust In The Wind - The Works, 1995 - 2003 (Comp) Umbra, Umbra umbra 012, 012/2004 Italy 2004 Sell This Version
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GOS9 Signals From The Great Beyond — Oöphoi Oophoi* Signals From The Great Beyond (Album) Gears Of Sand GOS9 US 2005 Sell This Version
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ERA 2038-2 Hymns To A Silent Sky — Oöphoi Oöphoi Hymns To A Silent Sky(CD, Album, Ltd) Nextera ERA 2038-2 Czech Republic 2005 Sell This Version
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umbra 045, 045/2005 The Sacred Orbit — Oöphoi Oophoi* & L.E.M. Oophoi* & L.E.M. - The Sacred Orbit(CDr, Album) Umbra, Umbra umbra 045, 045/2005 Italy 2005 Sell This Version
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PRIK092 I Hear The Water Dreaming — Oöphoi Oophoi* & Louisa John Krol* Oophoi* & Louisa John Krol* - I Hear The Water Dreaming(CD, Album, Ltd) Prikosnovénie PRIK092 France 2005 Sell This Version
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Umbra 057 Amnios — Oöphoi Oophoi* Amnios (Album) Umbra Umbra 057 Italy 2006 Sell This Version
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hyp2649 Distance To Zero — Oöphoi Paul Vnuk Jr. + Oöphoi Paul Vnuk Jr. + Oöphoi - Distance To Zero(CD, Album) Hypnos hyp2649 US 2006 Sell This Version
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FAR-06 Dreams Part One — Oöphoi Oophoi* Dreams Part One(CD, Album, Ltd) Faria Records FAR-06 Russia 2006 Sell This Version

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djebacher

djebacher

June 21, 2015
Gigi was one the very best ambient sound designers of his generation and a fine individual... Consider his works on CDBaby, some the proceeds goes to his wife / widow.... "The Spirals of Time" is a must for every ambient fan.
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xbbd

xbbd

June 26, 2013
edited over 9 years ago
Yes, we think of you Luigi!!
Mariorb

Mariorb

April 21, 2013
Gianluigi for me it was a great honor to have known and frequented. Rest in peace in heaven above infinity. Your music will be eternal ....
veers

veers

April 14, 2013
Sadness... May He rest in peace.

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