Giacomelli’s recent electronic output sees the embrace of the west coast tradition of composers inspired by the golden state in their survey of the inner states, as well as a melding of 1970’s Berlin and Dusseldorf sounds for epic analog synthscapes of phantasmagorical proportions.
As a veteran of the underground Gainesville FL music scene, Giacomelli’s dual experimental and hook-laden sensibilities were on display in multiple bands in the early 2000’s. Chief among these was The Ohm, an instrumental four-piece with a varied m.o. of instant composition, epic psychedelic noise-pop and environmental enhancement, which he formed with friends James Barreto (ANCIENT RIVER/SonyEMI), Zachary Veltheim and Mark Miller, both of the legendary South Florida DIY-slacker-funk-party band Leak Sour.
With stints in the bands Hypoluxo, See Jams, The Strand, Destroyeur, ASS, and various session work, Giacomelli has stretched compositionally into classic popular song forms and subgenera of experimental music, all the while honing theoretical melodic approaches and atmosphere exploration that would ultimately express themselves after relocating to his ancestral home of California.
The newest full-length, Weather Calculator, was recorded at the composer’s home studios, and follows the Loose Canons and Opus I-IV suites with a diversity of immersive atmospheres, from the ominous minimalism of the lead-off single "Nimbus Villainy" to the drifting rejuvenating comfort of the exploratory three-part title suite.
released April 20, 2017
composed, arranged, performed, produced by Giacomelli
visuals by Giacomelli
recorded at West Coast Hohm Studios/Sound Lab in September 2016
mastered by Jason Hatfield at Hatfield Digital in Santa Cruz, CA