Oöphoi


Real Name: Gianluigi Gasparetti

Profile: 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, 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 now he runs his own label Umbra, devoted to the music of new Italian ambient artists.



Sites: MySpace, sleepbot.com/ambience/page/oophoi.html

Labels: Aurora, Hic Sunt Leones, Due Acque, Arya, Hypnos, Electroshock Records, Mystery Sea, Harmonie, Nextera, Umbra, Prikosnovénie, Faria Records, Glacial Movements Records, Practising Nature, Databloem, Penumbra, Drone Records

Albums

Static Soundscapes: Three Lights At The End Of The World ◄ (3 versions) Hic Sunt Leones 1996
The Spirals Of Time ◄ (3 versions) Aurora, Aurora 1998
Night Currents ◄ (3 versions) Due Acque 1998
Behind The Wall Of Sleep ◄ (3 versions) Due Acque 1998
Oöphoi & Klaus Wiese - Wouivre ◄ (2 versions) Aurora, Aurora 1999
Oöphoi / Mathias Grassow & Amir Baghiri - Upuaut ◄ (4 versions) Due Acque 1999
Mare Vaporum ◄ (4 versions) Due Acque 2000
Mare Tranquillitatis ◄ (3 versions) Due Acque 2001
Oöphoi - Tau Ceti - Celestial Geometries ◄ (2 versions) Arya 2001
Mare Imbrium ◄ (2 versions) Due Acque 2001
Athlit (CD, Album) Hypnos 2002
Bardo (CD, Album) Electroshock Records 2002
The Rustling Of Leaves ◄ (2 versions) Due Acque 2003
The Dreams Of Shells ◄ (3 versions) Mystery Sea 2003
Meditation (CD, Album) Harmonie (2) 2003
Oöphoi & Tau Ceti - Subterranea (CD, Album, Ltd) Nextera, Nextera 2003
Dust In The Wind - The Works, 1995 - 2003 ◄ (2 versions) Umbra 2004
Oöphoi & Tau Ceti - Archaic Oceans (2xCDr, Album) Umbra 2004
Oophoi* & L.E.M. - The Sacred Orbit (CDr, Album) Umbra 2005
Hymns To A Silent Sky (CD, Album, Ltd) Nextera 2005
Oophoi* & Louisa John Krol* - I Hear The Water Dreaming (CD, Album, Dig) Prikosnovénie 2005
Amnios ◄ (2 versions) Umbra 2006
Signals From The Great Beyond - The Complete Recordings (The Crop Circles Enigma) ◄ (4 versions) Umbra 2006
Klaus Wiese And Oophoi* - Cherua (CDr, Album) Umbra 2006
Dreams Part Three (CD, Album, Ltd) Faria Records 2006
Dreams Part Two (CD, Album, Ltd) Faria Records 2006
Aquos - The Complete Drones (CDr, Album) Umbra 2006
Dreams Part One (CD, Album, Ltd) Faria Records 2006
Paul Vnuk Jr. & Oöphoi - Distance To Zero (CD, Album) Hypnos 2006
Oophoi* & Paradin - Nocturnes (CDr, Album) Umbra 2006
Arpe Di Sabbia (2xCD, Album) Nextera 2007
Oöphoi & Faryus - Forgotten Rituals (CD, Album, Ltd) Faria Records 2007
An Aerial View (CD, Album, Ltd) Glacial Movements Records, Glacial Movements Records 2008
Oöphoi & Paul Vnuk Jr. - Dreamfields (CD, Album) Nextera 2011
Signals From The Great Beyond 3 (CDr, Album, RM, RE) Practising Nature 2011
Seren Ffordd + Oöphoi - The Martian Chronicles (CD, Album) Hypnos 2011
Il Silenzio Di Dio (CD, Album) Databloem 2011

Singles & EPs

Dreams ◄ (2 versions) Umbra 2004
Oophoi* & Tau Ceti - Le Torri Del Silenzio (CDr, EP) Penumbra 2005
Klaus Wiese & Oophoi* - The Light Sweeps All The Mist Away (CDr, EP) Penumbra 2005
Khumba Mela (CDr, EP) Penumbra 2005
Klaus Wiese & Oophoi* - A Call, An Echo (CDr, EP) Penumbra 2005
Oophoi* & L.E.M. - Leteph (CDr, EP) Penumbra 2005
Oophoi* & Perceptual Defence - Where The Green Ants Dream (CDr, EP) Penumbra 2005
Vertigo (CDr, EP) Penumbra 2005
As We Slip Away To Dream (CDr, EP) Penumbra 2005
Awakening The Nagas (CDr, EP) Penumbra 2005
Oophoi* & Netherworld - Postcards From The Void (CDr, EP) Penumbra 2005
The Sun Is Falling In A Sea Of Blood (CDr, EP) Penumbra 2005
Oophoi* & Tau Ceti - Lifting The Veil (CDr, EP) Penumbra 2005
L.E.M. & Oophoi* - Substrata (CDr, EP) Penumbra 2006
Oophoi* & Klaus Wiese - Deva Mela (CDr, EP) Penumbra 2006
Oophoi* And L.E.M. - Trifida (CDr, EP) Penumbra 2006
Oophoi* And L.E.M. - Aludra (CDr, EP) Penumbra 2006
Oophoi* & Tau Ceti - Australis (CDr, EP) Penumbra 2006
Oophoi* & Tau Ceti - Algol (CDr, EP) Penumbra 2006
Oophoi* & Tau Ceti - Borealis (CDr, EP) Penumbra 2006
Oophoi* & L.E.M. - The Gates Of Aldebaran (CDr, EP) Penumbra 2006
Potala ◄ (2 versions) Drone Records 2008

Compilations

Time Fragments Vol. 3 - The Archives 1999/2000 ◄ (5 versions) Due Acque 2001
Time Fragments Vol. 2 - The Archives 1998/1999 ◄ (5 versions) Due Acque 2001
Time Fragments Vol. 1 - The Archives 1995/1997 ◄ (5 versions) Due Acque 2001
Time Fragments Vol. 6 - Between Nothingness And Eternity ◄ (2 versions) Umbra 2005
Time Fragments Vol. 5 - Wastelands ◄ (2 versions) Umbra 2005
Time Fragments Vol. 4 - Garden Of Earthly Delights ◄ (2 versions) Umbra 2005
Oophoi* / Tau Ceti / L.E.M. - EP Collection Vol.9 (CDr, Comp) Penumbra 2006
Oophoi* & Netherworld & Liquid Ghosts - EP Collection Vol.7 (CDr, Comp) Penumbra 2006
Oophoi* & Tau Ceti - EP Collection Vol.5 (CDr, Comp) Penumbra 2006
Oophoi* & L.E.M. - EP Collection Vol.4 (CDr, Comp) Penumbra 2006
Klaus Wiese & Oophoi* - EP Collection Vol.3 (CDr, Comp) Penumbra 2006
EP Collection Vol. 2 (CDr, Comp) Penumbra 2006
EP Collection Vol. 1 (CDr, Comp) Penumbra 2006
Whispers From The Noisy Void ◄ (2 versions) Umbra 2007
Time Fragments: The Complete Series (Box, Ltd + 7xCDr, Comp, RM, RE) Practising Nature 2011
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