Son of a Jazz Guitarist, Angelo Emile Gastelum's Love for Music may have began as his Father serenaded his pregnant Mother with 'Quiet Nights by Quiet Stars,' 'Misty' or 'My Funny Valentine' to the the cooing unborn fetus inside her belly, each string defining a frequency of emotion resonating into each dividing cell.
Musically Driven by his family and encouraged to take piano lessons as a child, Angelo performed at several recitals before his teachers discovered he did not know how to read & had in fact been playing by ear the whole time.
A self taught guitarist, Angelo spend his teen years woodshedding with an acoustic guitar and in the tradition of his native blood, studied Percussion under a Sacred Santerio; striving to understand the dynamics of rhythm's ancient frameworks in order to one day incorporate the secrets of clave in his own music.
After a period of dj and live p.a. performances in the 90s, Angelo focused on his own music by exploring the fusion of recording random sounds with instruments, then layering them with computer edited sequences.
With no formal outline or approach he retreated to a bedroom studio for several years...patiently cultivating his own distinct sound; a melting pot of jazz-funk, nufolk with lush avante garde minimalism and off clave beats adorned with scattered pieces of malfunctioning machines in a sea of serendipity.
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