Gianni Latrofa
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  • Greensleeves (Dancing in the Wind)
    Genre: Instrumental
    MP3 (05:08) [11.75 MB]
  • Piano Lesson
    Genre: New Age
    WAV (07:09) [72.19 MB]
  • Tramonto
    Genre: New Age
    WAV (03:12) [32.22 MB]
  • My Shore
    Genre: New Age
    WAV (03:27) [34.81 MB]
  • Tema N6
    Genre: New Age
    WAV (02:49) [28.39 MB]
  • Orion
    Genre: New Age
    WAV (06:09) [62.08 MB]
  • Lady You
    Genre: New Age
    WAV (04:08) [41.79 MB]
  • La tua vita
    Genre: New Age
    WAV (03:41) [55.94 MB]
  • Serene Night
    Genre: New Age
    WAV (03:31) [35.43 MB]
  • You Told Me
    Genre: New Age
    WAV (02:42) [27.18 MB]
  • Viola
    Genre: New Age
    WAV (02:25) [24.34 MB]
  • The End
    Genre: New Age
    WAV (04:38) [46.71 MB]
  • White Lullaby
    Genre: Holiday
    MP3 (03:31) [8.07 MB]
  • Silent Night
    Genre: Holiday
    MP3 (02:47) [6.38 MB]
  • Running in the Snow
    Genre: Holiday
    MP3 (02:51) [6.53 MB]
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Biography
Gianni Latrofa creates entrancingly beautiful musical landscapes.

Gianni was a child prodigy who started playing music at the age of 4. As a child he won every music competition entered in Switzerland.

His family moved to Italy when he was 9 years old where he began his studies at the Conservatory in classical organ and piano. At the age of 17 his interests turned to pop and rock music. Gianni also began composing his own music in various music styles. He joined bands of major pop Italian artists and within a few years was arranging and composing for those artists.

His first experience as a dance music producer came in 1996 with Rising Sun – Inertia (Drohm/BMG); The Promise - Pro Six - Dig It. Gianni moved to London where he started composing chilling music in a pop-classical style. His creations are featured in several short films. Back in Italy he worked in TV (Telenorba) as a music consultant for variety shows as a pianist and composer. This experience provided him the opportunity to reach a larger audience while composing and performing his own music live on programs like the daily television program Gran Lady, The Cripton and Jasmine Magic Show.

From 1996 to 2002 Gianni worked as music director, composer and arranger for all of Idotea's music productions, where his music is featured in movies and short films. In 2007 Gianni released his first instrumental album entitled Cobalto, followed by, Viola in 2008. Infinito was released in January 2011. His newest release is Cripton and The Magic Dream (a Jowa Limited Edition) and includes a re-edit of Rising Sun - Inertia (Nar International), from his earlier trance-dance experience.

After a prolonged visit in the U.S., Gianni is currently back home in Italy where he is working on recordings for a new album.

REVIEWS FOR COBALTO
Cobalto - the shade of blue which Gianni felt colored this album the best - turns out to be the right hue indeed. Not blue as in sad, but blue as in bright, yet serene. This is music that will take you from wherever you are to a spot by the sea, where you can relax and revive your senses, to a club where you see Gianni himself on the keyboard. Interestingly enough, Piano Lesson s our favorite. It sounds so simple at first, and reminds us of our own early piano lessons. But it is not simple at all - and the complexity picks up as the tune continues. Backed up by the perfect synthesized orchestral accompaniment, it begins to remind us of Mozart’s much more complicated version of Salieri’s simple piece composed for the introduction of Mozart to the Emperor (in Amadeus). Gianni uses the piano and synthesizer together in ways that create so many senses-stimulating sounds. Tramonto is a purely classical rendering - and yet leaves you by the sea instead of dragging you to the concert hall. Thorn is perhaps the most unusual cut on the CD. You can see nomads pitching their tents on the sand, and playing their native flutes. So incredibly exotic and lovely! Tema N6 is one of the songs that will have your spirit sipping a drink in a special lounge after your day at the sea - though the sounds of the waves will still be wafting through your head. My Little Tiffany could be the theme song of a movie - where you are relaxing the next day before heading to the beach. We’ll let you decide what you think of the other wonderful cuts. But see if you don’t agree with us. Gianni Latrofa takes you on quite a musical vacation. Just on one CD. Don’t miss it.
~ Joanne Gandenberger ~

Cobalto takes the listener on a sensory tour of the Italian countryside. From standing on a mountain overlooking a beautiful valley, to standing on a distant seashore, to walking through a cool, shadowy forest, to taking a simple Piano Lesson and melting into a romantic daydream. Cobalto is music for all the senses. ~ D.~

Cobalto plays to the emotions, taking them on a breath-taking voyage to magical places, both new and remembered. Soothing and uplifting, Cobalto is a compilation of poetry set to music with the beauty of nature as its guide. ~ C.R.~

Cobalto
TrackList
1. Cobalto
2. Piano Lesson
3. Mayno
4. A Prayer
5. I Don't Know
6. Tramonto
7. Thorn
8. Tema N6
9. My Little Tiffany
10. You Told Me
11. Magic
12. I Miss You
13. My Shore
14. Serene Night

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  • Sounds Like:
    Ryuichi Sakamoto - Recommended if you like Art of Noise, Ennio Morricone, Vangelis
  • Influences:
    Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Sylvian, Giorgio Moroder, Peter Gabriel, Ennio Morricone, Vangelis, Brian Eno
  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
    09/20/11
  • Profile Last Updated:
    07/05/16 17:19:37
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