Recent posts have made clear my newfound obsession with under the radar ambient artist Gigi Masin, especially his Gaussian Curve project. Masin’s incredibly delicate, emotionally heavy music sends me floating, flying, and fantasizing through daydreams with ease.
There’s a deep, fundamental core of melancholy at the center of everything the man has crafted, but that doesn’t mean there’s no room for fantastic voyages. Paired with Italian band Tempelhof, composed of musicians Luciano Ermondi and Paolo Mazzacani, Masin has created a relatively sunny record, bursting with horns, lush synthesizers, and nimble percussion.
Tsuki is the result of a second meeting for this trio, after 2014’s atmospheric Hoshi, also released by Hell Yeah Recordings. At this rate, the once criminally underappreciated Masin will have produced more music in the last few years than he has in the three decades prior. With such an incredibly consistent body of work so far, I can’t wait for more.
Have a listen to the full album stream from Bandcamp:
You can purchase Tsuki on vinyl, CD, or digital from the Hell Yeah Recordings page.