Saturday, June 21, 2008

Gigi D'agostino

Ok. I'm feeling a little bored and I thought I would share something with y'all. I am a trance/electronica lover. (I'll just leave it at that for now. It's late.)

I discovered Gigi D'Agostino in 2002. Love him. He's a genius, underline 3 times. I have his album L'Amour Toujours and the whole thing is excellent. I used to repeatedly look for updates, but because he's Italian it's hard to find his stuff sometimes. (Damn you Europe, why do have to keep all the good stuff from us?)

However, thanks to You Tube, I'm now happily enjoying a quite few new-to-me songs. (though I've listened to them over and over now.)

Also, I need to point out, his stuff isn't heavy 120+ bpm "throbbing bass beat" all the time. Check out these songs, some are quite beautiful. (Gigi D'agostino is technically classified as "electronica". Not that hard, fast rave stuff.)

Please Don't Cry

Silence (the good video was taken down for some reason, so I have to post this slightly inferior link in its place.)

Un Giorno Credi
Cada Vez Que te veo
This video is hilarious... I love it. Super
Summer of Energy
Angles Symphony (gotta be honest, don't know if that's a misspelling or not.)

A few remakes from other songs:
You Spin Me Right Round
You Spin Me... with a better video
Bittersweet Symphony

Now here are a few of the songs from his album L'Amour Toujours.
The Riddle (a slight remix, but very close to the original.)

I'll Fly With You (almost exactly as is on the album. If you check no other song out, PLEASE check this one out. It is a gorgeous song. Not a heavy bass beat either. Almost like opera.)

Bla Bla Bla (exactly as is on the album.)
La Passion (almost exactly as is on the album.)
Another Way (a slight remix, but very close to the original.)

I love him so much. And he's gorgeous on top of it all. (Can't help myself *wink wink*) Clearly all you have to do is search for his name and you'll find tons of fantastic stuff to listen to from him. I could go on and on posting links for his music.

ETA: Oops. Had to fix a broken link. Hope the others stay working. Nuts.
Darn! Had to fix another one.
WOW. Just as I was checking things out, another video went down.
Hope most things are working now, and will work for some time. :-(


Scott said...

Okay, good Shannon.

When you first mentioned techno, I almost threw up. To me techno is that annoying, fast, repetitive bass crap that only the most X'ed out teenagers like. Rave crap.

But that wasn't too bad.

Do you like Sarah Brightman? I love her interesting mix of pop and opera. Plus, she's hot!

Shannon River said...

That's very true... I hate that kind of crap. Believe me, as a musician, my music has to be goooood. :-)
Maybe I should take the name techno off the post altogether. I don't think it applies. Electronica applies better.

Some of his songs are just amazing. I love him.

I like Sarah Brightman too!

Shannon River said...

BTW Scott, just curious, did you like a certain song or two? I'm wondering what floats your boat. Did you listen to most all of them?

Scott said...

Oh, I had to go back and listen to them all again to answer your question. The one I like is Bitter Sweet Symphony. Classical music... oh baby, that's the ticket!