Gigi Masin

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Gigi Masin
Born (1955-10-24) October 24, 1955 (age 63)
Venice, Italy
GenresAmbient
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, producer
InstrumentsSynthesizer, vocals, trumpet
Labels
Associated acts
  • Gaussian Curve
  • Alessandro Monti

Gigi Masin (born October 24, 1955) is an Italian ambient musician from Venice. He is best known for his 1986 LP Wind and as a member of Gaussian Curve, a trio with Jonny Nash and Young Marco.[1]

Biography[edit]

A member of Italy's underground electronic scene, Masin pressed Wind privately and only released it at a series of small concerts in 1986. Most of the remaining copies were destroyed when Masin's house was flooded.[2] However, it became a cult item after being sampled by artists such as Björk and Nujabes, leading to a revival of interest in Masin's work. Music from Memory released the compilation Talk to the Sea in 2014, and the following year Masin reissued Wind on his own label The Bear on the Moon and formed a new band, Gaussian Curve.

Gaussian Curve's first album Clouds was released in 2015. Its second, The Distance, came out April 17, 2017.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Wind (1986)
  • Les Nouvelles Musiques de Chambre, Vol. 2 (1989) (split with Charles Hayward)
  • Wind Collector (1991)
  • Lontano (2001)
  • Clouds (2015) (with Gaussian Curve)
  • The Distance (2017) (with Gaussian Curve)
  • KITE (2018)[3]

Compilations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coultate, Aaron. "Gigi Masin's Wind LP gets reissued". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Gigi Masin - Wind". Bandcamp. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  3. ^ "KITE, by Gigi Masin". Gigi Masin. Retrieved 2018-02-19.