Bass guitar and keyboard player Gino Foti is a world fusion musician on Net Dot Music, an independent record label specializing in instrumental fusion: all-instrumental music that blends several styles and genres.
His music explores the relationships between diverse musical traditions, and the dichotomy of rhythm and melody of the bass guitar, by integrating ethnic sonorities into his jazz-rock palette. If you are an avid listener of jazz fusion, world music, prog rock, or related instrumental music hybrids like: world jazz, world beat, and ethnic fusion - even European classical and new age - you will probably connect with the music in his catalog.
Gino is also the co-founder of Electrum, an instrumental progressive rock power trio whose mission is to create a unique brand of eclectic compositions that stimulate the listener emotionally, while challenging the performers technically. Their music features rhythmic ensemble interplay, complex arrangements, and a thorough exploration of odd time signatures.
News & InformationLast update: May 31, 2013
- Latest release: Xenosonic Journeys - A terminal point for the previous four albums, his musical compass points in all directions of the globe, with the arrangements both charted and improvised. For this release, genres & styles, like: ambient, downtempo, electronica, techno, trance, et al. are incorporated into his unique fusion of jazz, rock, and world music to navigate through exotic domains, and explore new sonic topographies.
Compact discs are available as a limited edition of 240 Digipaks.
- In the pipeline: Gino is continuing post-production work on Global Resonances, which will be released in early December. It features a fifteen-minute trilogy, four duets, and an arrangement for four bass guitars of a Johann Sebastian Bach fugue.
He has also begun sketching out ideas for a possible seventh release, in which he plans to use geomantic devices during the compositional process.
- Free MP3 album: Download over fifty minutes of music from his entire discography for free!
- Interview: Artistopia.com - an artist development company and online music community.
Gino's catalog has been added to the Sugo Music Group, an American-based full service distributor, record label, PRO (Performance Rights Organizations) registrar, and entertainment company that provides global delivery, one-stop music distribution, publishing, and licensing services.