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|Birth name||Giancarlo Erra|
|Genres||Art Rock, Alternative Rock, Post Rock, Electronic, Ambient|
|Occupation(s)||Producer, Engineer, Songwriter, Vocalist, Guitarist, Keyboardist, Photographer|
|Associated acts||Nosound, Memories of Machines|
Giancarlo Erra is a contemporary Art Rock artist.
Primarily known as the founder and front man for the Italian Art Rock band Nosound. Nosound was originally a studio solo act (all music and lyrics by Giancarlo Erra) for the first several releases (Radici (1998), Maslova (2001), Waves on Russia (2002), and Promo (2004)). The first full band recording was The World is Outside (2006 - DVD) which included several live recordings, 3 unreleased videos (with original music), several outtakes, and bonus tracks. That was followed by Sol29 in 2005 which was the bands first full CD release consisting of 12 songs with a runtime of 73m40s. Full bands recordings (Both Studio and Live) have been regularly forthcoming since 2008. The latest album, Allow Yourself, was released in September 2018.
In 2010 Giancarlo moved to the UK to work for Burning Shed Records in Marketing and Promotion as well as IT.He opened his own recording and production studio in Norfolk (United Kingdom), The Bench Music, initially to work on his own music but he has since opened it up as a commercial enterprise.
In 2011, Giancarlo was invited to the Burning Shed Records 10th Anniversary concert and played a solo set of Memory of Machines songs. Other artists that performed at the show were: No-Man, The Pineapple Thief, The Resonance Association, and Theo Travis.
In 2014 Giancarlo and Nosound were invited to play at the Starmus Festival on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Starmus is described as "Starmus is a biennial festival bringing together leading scientists, legendary astronauts and iconic musicians and artists who share their passion for knowledge with the public." Giancarlo took a remote recording rig and recorded the performance which was later released as Teide 2390 in Mach 2015.
Giancarlo also produced and recorded Warm Winter, and album recorded with Tim Bowness (most notably of the band No-Man) under the band name of Memories of Machines. Memories of Machines was mixed by 4 time Grammy nominated Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, No-Man,...). A second album has been planned, but no release date has been announced.
In 2014 Giancarlo and Nosound were invited to play at the Starmus Festival  on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. He took a remote recording rig and recorded the performance which was later released as Teide 2390 in March 2015.
On October 2nd 2018, Giancarlo was invited to play at the KScope Records 10th Anniversary Concert at Union Chapel, London UK. . Other acts included Anathema, Paul Draper, and Gleb Kolyadin.
In his spare time, Giancarlo is a Photographer and Astrophotographer  ]
Discography[edit | edit source]
Nosound[edit | edit source]
Studio albums[edit | edit source]
- Sol29 (2005) (Sol29 (remastered) - 2008, 2010)
- Lightdark (2008) (Lightdark (remastered) - 2013)
- A Sense of Loss (2009) (A Sense of Loss (remastered) - 2018)
- Afterthoughts (2013)
- Scintilla (2016)
- Allow Yourself (2018)
EPs[edit | edit source]
Compilations and live recordings[edit | edit source]
Promotional[edit | edit source]
- Nosound Promo 2004 (2004)
- Lightdark Promotional (2008)
Demos[edit | edit source]
- Radici (1998)
- Maslova (2001)
- Waves on Russia (2002)
As Memories Of Machines[edit | edit source]
- Warm Winter (2011)
Collaborations[edit | edit source]
- Stefano Panunzi - Timelines - Vocals & mellotron (2005)
- Tim Bowness - Songs From The Ghost Light - Mixing, mastering, piano (2017)
References[edit | edit source]
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