"Ether, or aether in ancient Greek, was the word used to describe the evasive substance that we breathe, and that we call air."

Music styles

ambient - techno - soundtrack - dance - trance-jazz

"Molding these sounds can almost be compared to sculpting, where you refine every angle of a raw stone to finally obtain marvellous gems. Painting these tracks becomes a visual art where a melody is a line of colors, the textures of the sounds are made by various types of brushes that are called instruments, and harmonies are crafted like a supporting background. It is a complete process starting with the very essential elements (sounds and fundamental waves), and ending with a sophisticated song structure."

Musical influences

Many : debussy, ravel, chopin, bartok, hancock, coltrane, megadeth, art of noise, morricone, peter gabriel, seal, ltj bukem, jm jarre, and many more : "you are what you listened to"

"The choice of the textures, harmonies and melodies of my music, deliberately on the darker side, does not reflect any intention of transmitting a sad mood, but rather as a tool to open up the listener's mind. Minor harmonies, as well as phrygian modes and blue notes are very effective in setting up that scene. But the fundamental underlying impressionistic message is of strong positivism : to appreciate the beauty of life and to shape your future yourself."


Although synthesizers are his predominant instruments, Giacomo does also work with the human voice and guest instrumentalists. All of the melodies, harmonies, as well as the majority of the sounds are original. Sampling is very scarcely used.

Various instruments and sound generations techniques are used, including: FM, AFM, PCM, analog,... Software synthesis includes tools such as CSound and Soundhack.

"I believe that an artist absorbs everything around him, to finally distill his (or her) art and communicate it. When the artist is surrounded by beauty, he/she produces beautiful things, as all of us do shine when exposed to happiness..."


I have used so many synthesizers, computers, software that I cannot recall them all. What I know is that my first synth was an AlphaJuno2 from Roland, and the first time I hooked it up on a computer, it was an Amiga 500 running Bars & Pipes from Blue Ribbon Software... My first sampler had been crafted my an electronicia-hacker friend. Yes it sounds like it is coming from the paleolithic of the computer age ;-)

Logic Audio : a fantastic all-in-one tool
Macintosh : what would I be without my MacBook Pro ?
Soundtracker : this was the first music software I used, on Amiga, in assembler... pretty hardcore stuff
Bars & Pipes : then came B&P, which made it possible to easily edit music on a computer
Opcode Systems : Studio Vision Pro was a visionary software on Mac
Roland : Roland got me started with synths : AlphaJuno2, SH2, A-90, MC-505, JD-800, JD-990
Yamaha : SY-77
Adam : A77X
MOTU : 828x and MIDI Express 128
Oberheim : Matrix 1
M-Audio : Axiom
Kurzweil : K2500
East West
LennartDigital : for his fabulous Sylenth1 virtual instrument
XferRecords : for their amazing Serum, Cthuluh and LFO Tool software
Apple : for their excellent software instrument and plugin suite
XferRecords : for their amazing Serum, Cthuluh and LFO Tool software
Adam Audio : the A77X are amazing monitors, top-notch sound quality
MasterClass : how could I not mention these brilliant courses with Deadmau5 and Armin van Buuren...