Gravitone is a Milanese collective and label focused on techno, electronics and breaks. After a string of singles released between 2020 and 2021, we are excited to power our first Ep.
Natural Landscape is written and produced by Giovanni Sirtori, a young talent born in Milan. The sound of him has a dance floor attitude while being influenced by big names like Jon Hopkins, Moderat and Max Cooper.
We have had the pleasure of interviewing him and this has been the result.
Can you tell us a little about your experience? Where are you from / how did you get into music?
Hi! My name is Giovanni Sirtori, born in 1996, based in the suburbs of Milan, Italy. Music has always been a constant in my life. Wherever I went, I always had a pair of headphones or CDs to listen to music. When I was 13 I started playing guitar getting very close to hard rock, blues and reggae. When I was 16 I started listening to electronic music, especially Paul kalkbrenner's “Berlin calling”, it was a revolution. My older brother lent me his computer and starts making my first electronic music productions, but I have continued and continue to play the guitar.
The turning point was 2020 when, together with Bitto Pirazzi, Patrizio Ferrari and Davide Chieregato, we started the Gravitone Records project. Comparing myself with the works of the boys I raised my level and this led me to the publication of the first songs.
How is your sound evolving? What artists and genres do you enjoy mixing right now?
Slowly I am walking towards what I believe will become my sound, in the meantime I am constantly being influenced by what I hear. In this ep you will feel the influences of Burial, Jon Hopkins and Woodkid
How do you feel that your music influences or impacts your listeners?
Hard to say, I hope it allows people to imagine.
What projects are you working on right now? What can you tell us about your last job?
Natural Landscape talks about the relationship between man and natural subjects. A denunciation of the contemporary situation that does not recognize the link we have with nature and damages
it. But in this work one can breathe the air of change.
Do you feel safe now to play a more experimental sound?
I enjoy listening to different genres of music and let them influence me. I hope doses of creating something new.
We all know that the digital revolution has affected sales, but has it affected creativity?
Creativity is continually renewed, it's a flow, sometimes it's faster, sometimes it's slower. The digital revolution is something that has allowed us to develop by simply sitting in front of a screen. it is the creativity that has moved everything.
Can you tell us what your present and future projects are?
I will continue to produce, I would like to collaborate with other artists, always of the graviton’s family.