Boomkat Product Review:
Music From Memory's absorbing Gigi Masin set, bringing together archival pieces with more recent recordings on what was, for many, a first introduction to the cult, influential artist.
Masin was part of a small Venetian underground scene, releasing two influential albums 'Wind' (1986) and 'Wind Collector' (1991) and appearing alongside Charles Hayward on the Sub Rosa compilation LP "Les Nouvelles Musiques De Chambre Volume 2" (1988). Having met with little commercial success in Italy at the time, Masin's solo albums remained mostly unknown to the wider world, but his music has grown in stature by pure word of mouth, gaining a cult following in recent years. It's a revelatory set - tapping into a blissed 4th World ambience that reminds us of K. Leimer and classic Hassell.