Oöphoi is Gianluigi Gasparetti, a veteran of the Italian ambient scene. Gasparetti uses analog synths along with singing bowls, chimes, flutes and other instruments that he processes to create a rich field of sound. Hymns to a Silent Sky can be placed alongside other notable ambient works by the likes of Rich, Roach and even Eno. He takes his time with each piece, especially on the deep spaces of "The Unbearable Sadness of Memories." It's a 21-minute odyssey of deeply meditative music, ghostly and haunted by the faint memory of existence. Oöphoi is like an open receiver, tuning into otherworldly dimensions of primordial expanse.
By Philip Sherburne on 12.22.14 in Features
"If you want to know what song made me feel most alive this year, that’s easy."
By Louis Pattison on 12.22.14 in Features
On becoming a father and being allergic to sentimentality
By Michaelangelo Matos on 12.18.14 in Features
Michaelangelo Matos picks the 10 DJ sets that defined 2014.
By Jamie Ludwig on 12.09.14 in Reviews
While many music lovers have spent fall buzzing about the first new Faith No More album in 18 years arriving in 2015, another noteworthy project of FNM's Mike Patton has simmered below the radar of the mainstream music c...