Oöphoi

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 1997 by Amplexus, 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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Oöphoi Static Soundscapes: Three Lights At The End Of The World (Album) Hic Sunt Leones Italy 1996 Sell This Version
Oöphoi Behind The Wall Of Sleep (Album) Due Acque Italy 1998 Sell This Version
Oöphoi The Spirals Of Time (Album) Aurora, Aurora Italy 1998 Sell This Version
Oöphoi Night Currents (Album) Due Acque Italy 1998 Sell This Version
Oöphoi & Klaus Wiese Oöphoi & Klaus Wiese - Wouivre (Album) Aurora, Aurora Italy 1999 Sell This Version
Oöphoi / Mathias Grassow & Amir Baghiri Oöphoi / Mathias Grassow & Amir Baghiri - Upuaut (Album) Due Acque Italy 1999 Sell This Version
Oöphoi Mare Vaporum (Album) Due Acque Italy 2000 Sell This Version
Oöphoi - Tau Ceti Oöphoi - Tau Ceti - Celestial Geometries (Album) Arya Italy 2001 Sell This Version
Oöphoi Mare Imbrium (Album) Due Acque Italy 2001 Sell This Version
Oöphoi Mare Tranquillitatis (Album) Due Acque Italy 2001 Sell This Version
hyp2236 Oöphoi Athlit(CD, Album) Hypnos hyp2236 US 2002 Sell This Version
ELCD 024 Oöphoi Bardo(CD, Album) Electroshock Records ELCD 024 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
Oöphoi The Rustling Of Leaves (Album) Due Acque Italy 2003 Sell This Version
Oöphoi The Dreams Of Shells (Album) Mystery Sea Belgium 2003 Sell This Version
ERA2029-2, ERA 2029.2 Oöphoi & Tau Ceti Oöphoi & Tau Ceti - Subterranea(CD, Album, Ltd) Nextera, Nextera ERA2029-2, ERA 2029.2 Czech Republic 2003 Sell This Version
AA 0388-2 331 Oöphoi Meditation(CD, Album) Harmonie (2) AA 0388-2 331 Czech Republic 2003 Sell This Version
Oöphoi & Tau Ceti Oöphoi & Tau Ceti - Archaic Oceans (Album) Umbra, Umbra Italy 2004 Sell This Version
Oophoi* Dust In The Wind - The Works, 1995 - 2003 (Comp) Umbra, Umbra Italy 2004 Sell This Version
ERA 2038-2 Oöphoi Hymns To A Silent Sky(CD, Album, Ltd) Nextera ERA 2038-2 Czech Republic 2005 Sell This Version
umbra 045, 045/2005 Oophoi* & L.E.M. Oophoi* & L.E.M. - The Sacred Orbit(CDr, Album) Umbra, Umbra umbra 045, 045/2005 Italy 2005 Sell This Version
PRIK092 Oophoi* & Louisa John Krol* Oophoi* & Louisa John Krol* - I Hear The Water Dreaming(CD, Album, Ltd) Prikosnovénie PRIK092 France 2005 Sell This Version
Oophoi* Amnios (Album) Umbra Italy 2006 Sell This Version
Oophoi* Signals From The Great Beyond - The Complete Recordings (The Crop Circles Enigma) (Album) Umbra US 2005 Sell This Version
hyp2649 Paul Vnuk Jr. + Oöphoi Paul Vnuk Jr. + Oöphoi - Distance To Zero(CD, Album) Hypnos hyp2649 US 2006 Sell This Version
FAR-06 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.
xbbd

xbbd

June 26, 2013
edited over 4 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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