Francesco Lo Castro
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Francesco Lo Castro

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Self Produced Titles not commercially released available on demand.
E-dif "Post Concept Album " (Electronica)(2000) 9 Tracks
Nick Collins vs. Francesco Lo Castro "Post Concept Album" (2000) 9 Tracks (Music technologyat its best)
Francesco Lo Castro "More than yesterday, less than tomorrow" (acoustic and electronics) (2003) 7 Tracks
Francesco Lo Castro "Sensitive Playing" (Modern Jazz) (2004) 18 Tracks

Streamimg tracks (53, Messy Things, If I and birthday) from "Sensitive Playing" can be found on SonicBids and on Vitaminic.com

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Born in Salerno ( Italy) in 1974, approches the guitar at the age of 6 under the influence of a classically trained uncle. After having performed in various youth bands in 1992 he moved to Milan to develop further his career. Here he discovers and gets influenced by the music of Mike Oldfield and by the jazz of Pat Metheny, Al Di Meola and Miles Davis. He joined the "Taranta Tribe", a 9 piece tribal music band which performed high energetic music based on italian traditional percussive rhythms and improvisation drowing a very large live following crowd (up to 15000 people) although no record was ever released. Aside from the Band in 1994 He scores the soundtrack for the short movie "Moebius" by director Enrico Satta. In 1999 Francesco moved to London (uk) to find new inspirations. Here together with Nick Collins, pianist, computer music wiz and Supercollider master developer, recorded 2 seminal projects, "Post Concept Album" under the name E-dif in collaboration with Olivier Villecroze on Bass and Jilles Roy on Drums plus "9 Deductions", an high technological music concept album blendind soundtrack composing approach with computer music technology research, in a duo contest with extensive multitrack recording. With the desire in mind to enlarge further his compositional palette and field experience he joined the Band "Plato's Republik" as guitarist, composer and main arranger and can be seen, still today, performing their mix of latin rhythms, jazz and traditional music in and out London. To tackle also traditional jazz standards he is also performing with the Click Street Jazz band in varius london clubs. In 2003 he recorded his first solo project experimenting the world of VST Instruments obtaining a colourful blend of acoustic and electronic instruments and creating a powerful atmospheric texture. The result of it will be a the record "More than yesterday, less than tomorrow". At the present day he is working on his second solo project "Sensitive Playing", a collection of original compositions arranged for 2 guitars, bass and computer generated surdo, congas, bongos, shakers and ride cymbals. In october will record a modern jazz album with a trio or quartet line up still to define, collaborating with the excellent austrian drummer Max Zastiera while also producing and playing on bass player Olivier Villecroze's first record.