"Orbis Terrarum" (14 tracks, 66:10) - Exploring the relationships between diverse musical traditions and the dichotomy of rhythm and melody of the bass guitar, this aural travelogue blends intricate ethnic rhythms, spacious melodies, and flowing solos with the passion, intensity, romanticism, and introspection usually associated with first-generation jazz-rock and world fusion artists.
"Sphere Of Influence" (14 tracks, 67:11) - Centered around the universal "Union Of Opposites" concept, the compositions contain a dynamic balance of rhythm, melody, and harmony by integrating ethnic sonorities into his jazz-rock fusion palette. Merging diffractive musical arrangements with cohesive ensemble playing, dense percussive layers with ethereal instrumental textures, this release is imbued with both vibrancy and sensitivity, all spearheaded by his bass guitars.
"Bhavachakra" (22 tracks, 68:45) - Inspired by the Buddhist "Wheel Of Life", this collection of ambient soundscapes, acoustic and electric textures with Asian and Indian influences, and synthesized exotic atmospheres is meant to direct the listener through all the guideposts of transmigratory existence, evoking myriad memories and emotions along the way.
"Vedic Mantras" (10 tracks, 64:57) - Traditional Vedic chanting is combined with modern instrumentation and elements of jazz, rock, and European classical music in a variant of East-meets-West fusion. Featuring the Taittiriya Upanishad, one of the most important writings of ancient Indian philosophy, the arrangements were carefully constructed to retain the devotional mood and integrity of the sacred texts while creating a multi-genre sonic palette.
The releases will be made available worldwide to brick-and-mortar retailers through Super D/Phantom Distribution - one of the largest one-stop distributors in the USA; online venues including Amazon and CD Baby - the premier indie music retailer; and through several digital delivery services, from Apple iTunes to Weed. For more information and audio excerpts of every track, please visit his website.
About Gino Foti
Born in Messina, Sicily, Gino (GinoFoti.com) has been exposed to diverse types of music from an early age, and has been a devotee of jazz fusion, progressive rock, and world music since emigrating to the United States in the early seventies. A self-taught player, he has supported several groups in the greater Boston area over the years, and is currently also the bass guitarist for Electrum, an instrumental rock power trio with two full-length releases to their credit.
His current compositions and arrangements feature the juxtaposition of European classical elements and ethnic rhythms, while blending the finesse and improvisation of jazz with the power and intensity of rock.
About Net Dot Music, Inc.
Net Dot Music, Inc. (NetDotMusic.com) is a net-centric independent record label, specializing in instrumental fusion - all-instrumental music that blends several styles and genres - that is intentionally out of favor with mainstream music and entertainment business trends. Owned and operated by musicians, their mission is to foster the growth and development of their roster while producing and distributing music that does not compromise their artists' or their company's visions. Founded in January 2000, it is a private, debt-free company incorporated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.