SONOIO is a solo project of Alessandro Cortini, part of the Nine Inch Nails lineup from 2005 to present, and a member of Modwheelmood. The name of the alternative rock/electronic project comes from the Italian phrase "sono io", which means "it's me".
On July 28, 2010, SONOIO released four tracks for free from its upcoming album. The first album, SONOIO Blue, was released in its entirety on September 14, 2010. SONOIO Blue is a nine track album created entirely on Buchla modular synths, and is available from iTunes, Amazon, and in various packages direct from the project's website. One fan package included an electronic synthesizer called the "SuONOIO", (Italian for "I make sound"), which contains samples and sound sources used in the album. This allowed fans to experiment with various effects and sounds from the album.
On December 23, 2010, SONOIO released a free nine track remix album entitled NON SONOIO. There was no physical release of NON SONOIO, and it was released digitally for download. The album consists of reinterpretations of SONOIO Blue tracks by Ladytron, Big Black Delta, Turk Dietrich, Tremblexy, Implex Grace, Mat Mitchell, Surachai, Richard Devine, and Christopher Bissonnette.
On May 30, 2011, SONOIO released four tracks for free for the follow-up and companion album to the first: SONOIO Red.SONOIO Red was released June 21, 2011. It is a nine track album which is available for purchase from iTunes, Amazon and in various packages direct from the project's website. On 20 September 2011, on the SONOIO Facebook page, it was indicated that a remix album for SONOIO Red was in production. This was made available as NON (Red) on 21 December, with a high definition download offered for a small fee alongside free MP3 files of the album.
On July 12, 2013, it was announced via Twitter that a new SONOIO record was in the works, and that there would be "new music before the end of the year".