"The true way of progressing through music is to evolve freely, to go forward, not caring what others think, and in this way, together with one's development in music, to harmonize the life of one's soul, one's surroundings, and one's affairs." ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan

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 catalog explores the relationships between diverse musical traditions, and the dichotomy of rhythm & melody of the bass guitar, primarily by integrating ethnic sonorities into his jazz-rock palette. If you are an avid listener of jazz fusion, world music, or related instrumental hybrids like world beat and ethnic fusion - even classical, meditation, ambient, and prog rock - you will probably connect with his music.

News & Information  (Last update: October 05, 2021)

  • Latest release: Deep Devotion: J. S. Bach on Bass Guitar - Twenty arrangements, for one to four bass guitars, covering both sacred and secular, vocal and instrumental works from the master's oeuvre. All tracks performed on a standard (four strings, twenty-four frets, long scale) electric bass.

    Download the album, from our USA-based distributor, for $ 9.99

  • In the pipeline:
    • Clementi: Progressive Sonatinas, Op. 36 - Completed, but will be published world-wide in the future. Six sonatinas progressing in complexity and technical demands throughout seventeen movements. A combination of lively and playful pieces, with charming melodies and smooth rhythmic transitions, composed by "the father of the pianoforte".
    • Enigmatic Voyages - In post-production. Eclectic blend of ambient, classical, drone, film score, meditation, new age, and related genres in long-form instrumentals emphasizing atmospheric sounds and layered textures, partly inspired by ancient navigators, and their maritime journeys.
    • Obumbratio - Two volumes, both in production. Fusion of classical, dark ambient, film music, and similar genres. Inspired by the writings of Campbell, Jung, Nietzsche, and others who believe that embracing and integrating one's "shadow", or "darkness", is the correct path for true self-exploration.
    • Half-Open Doors - In pre-production. Instrumental fusion of ambient, classical, drone, film score, meditation, new age, progressive rock, and related sub-genres. Inspired by the poem "Den Halvfärdiga Himlen" (The Half-Finished Heaven), by Nobel Prize winner Tomas Gösta Tranströmer.
    • Zen Circles - In pre-production. World Fusion. A collection of three suites featuring verses from the Dhammapada, mantras of venerated Bodhisattvas, and music inspired by the Ensō - sacred Zen circles of enlightenment.

  • Back catalog: Gino has organized his world fusion releases, to make it easier for visitors to find related albums.

  • Free MP3 album: Download almost an hour of music for free!

  • Distribution: 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. Selected compositions appear on several volumes of their Various Artists compilations.

  • In memoriam: Electrum guitarist & co-founder Dave Kulju, died suddenly in December 2013. We dearly miss our brother-in-music. Lepää rauhassa.

    Dave Kulju