Geomantia, the seventh solo album by jazz/world fusion bass guitarist & keyboard player Gino Foti, has been released by Net Dot Music.
This concept album explores the dichotomy between design & chance by integrating aleatory music elements via geomantic devices, including: I Ching coins & hexagrams, dice, runes, and a tarot deck.
During the compositional process, the devices mentioned above were used to choose several attributes, including: instrumentation, musical forms, number of improvised measures, tempos, time signatures, titles, and tonalities.
The seventy-minute album contains two trilogies: the first based on sacred geometry, featuring several odd time signatures, and the second in free time.
Audio clips of all sixteen compositions can be heard at:
A detailed overview, and extensive composition notes, are available at:
About Gino Foti:
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 fusion palette. If you are an avid listener of world music, or
related hybrids like: world jazz, world beat, and ethnic fusion - even new age &
European Classical - you will probably connect with the music in his catalog.
Complete information is available at: http://GinoFoti.com or
About Net Dot Music:
Net Dot Music is an independent record label specializing in instrumental fusion -
all-instrumental music that blends several styles and genres. Our artist roster,
catalog of over three dozen full-length releases, and a free MP3 label sampler
album are available at: http://NetDotMusic.com