Willem Gator aka Giuseppe Musmeci is a self-taught composer, guitarist and electronic music programmer. City Of Sadness is the artist's third album under his Willem Gator alias. The artist's rich background in electronic production allows him to create highly distinctive grooves crafted by his very personal views on sound and beat research. What comes out of these recordings is a unique blend of acid house kicks, downtempo beats with junglesque phat basslines, oriental moods and overlapped with a multitude of orchestral instruments. In his own words the artist says "City of sadness is a photography of a time, of the people I met and the emotion they gave to me"
Willem Gator has performed in hundreds of concerts and has completed four tours throughout Europe, sharing the stage with musicians from all over the world. Among these were FM Einhet (Einsturzende Neubauten), Flying Luttenbachers, Unsane, DJ Spooky, Pansonic, Nobokazu Takemura, U-Cef, Battles, Art Brut, etc... In the live set, Willem Gator is joined by Davide Trovato (bass) and Stefano Rigano (video). While you listen to these tracks, you'll be able to see and feel the places, faces and ambience of the streets in Hong Kong, the smothering cubby-hole in Kowloon, and the crowd of motorbikes in Taipei.
Music & arrangements by Willem Gator. Recorded and mixed by Willem Gator at Homemade Studio (Italy) and Heaven Recording Studio (Hong Kong) by Mountain Hui. Mastering by Stefano Guzzetti at Waves on Canvas. Produced by Willem Gator.
Davide Trovato - Electric Bass
Catherine Ma - Vocals
Carmen Chan - Erhu
Benny Shiu - Yanggin
Mimi Lam - Violin