Bochum Welt

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Bochum Welt is the stage name of the Italian electronic musician Gianluigi Di Costanzo. The name Bochum Welt is a combination of the German word for "world" (welt) and the name of a high-powered astral telescope.[citation needed]

Di Constanzo has released numerous records on established record labels. His first single for Aphex Twin's Rephlex label,[1] "Scharlach Eingang" (1994), published by Warner/Chappell Music, was sufficiently accomplished that the British music magazine NME ran an article claiming that Bochum Welt was another of Aphex Twin's myriad alter egos.

Di Costanzo's first album on Sony Music Japan,[2] "Module 2 / Desktop Robotics"[3] collecting his first recordings, was followed by a double CD Rephlex release Robotic Operating Buddy, nominated in 2009 as a top 15 electronica album by the British music magazine The Wire.[4]

BMG Chrysalis UK signed him to a long term worldwide publishing deal in 2009. [5]

In addition to releasing his own music, Di Costanzo has worked with Thomas Dolby's Headspace and Beatnik Inc., the Hollywood companies that completed multimedia productions for Steven Spielberg, David Bowie and others.


  1. ^ Rephlex Records, Discography
  2. ^ Sony Music Japan website Bochum Welt in the Sony's Artists roster
  3. ^ Module 2 / Desktop Robotics, Sony Music press release
  4. ^ Wire Magazine, 2009 Top 15 Electronica Records
  5. ^ BMG Chrysalis, BMG Chrysalis publishing

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