Part of only a small and very much underground music scene in his hometown of Venice, Gigi Masin self released two modestly pressed LPs - Wind (1986) and Wind Collector (1991) and appeared alongside This Heat's Charles Hayward for the Sub Rosa split LP Les Nouvelles Musiques De Chambre Volume 2 (1989). Having met with little commercial success in Italy at the time, Gigi Masin's albums remained for the most part totally unknown. His music has though in recent years, and seemingly by pure word of mouth, developed almost something of a cult following. Masin's uniquely intricate and at times deeply emotive compositions take the listener into a realm of contemplation, a spellbound mind state where time and space appear to dissolve. His sparse and hypnotic often loop-based compositions seem to draw parallels with Detroit Techno's earliest beginnings, all at once conjuring those same feelings of both melancholic longing and ecstatic joy.

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