Check Alphio's music out. That's the most important thing. An inspiration to so many. We lost him in March and some friends wanted to do something for him, in Alphio's spirit.
For Alphio it was always about space. Less is more. The beauty of the simplicity and the simplicity of beauty. With that philosophy he created joyous music, in a spirit that I haven't ever seen here. It was often his love, percussion. Or the guitar or bass or vocals. In the end, it was the spirit. For me, many mornings waking up to Alphio's fresh reggae and ska inspired music, and always he would be there with a written voice too. A great friend. We will miss you dearly.
A big thumbs up to the musicians who have jumped in on this tribute. Each of them are important creators - often across different genres. It's been great to pull them together for Alphio. And another thanks to Martin Jones, who brought out so much of the music here with his deep knowledge of sound, and to Annette for her inspiring lyrics and vocals. And to all the musicians who jumped into the music.
Some words follow...
Annette (Vocalatti): "To be at one with nature and to really see the world around you is a special gift. Thank you Alphio for the beautiful and inspiring music that you brought to us, and the gentle and encouraging words that you gave to us."
joerxworx: "I never met Alphio in person, but I'm sure, it would have been great. He simply was a Soundcloud friend for 3 years and we had some musical projects together. This exchange was always easy, friendly, harmonious, full of good humor and constructive; a pleasure to do something together with this wonderful person. I am glad, that I was allowed to meet him. He is in his music, where we can still feel him. A great musician and a gentle soul."
Christian (Soundwanderer): "I was not able to meet Alphio in person, but we had good contact for three years and two inspired collabs. I knew him as a humorous, authentic, versatile guy, who made very beautiful soulful roots music, often nicely reduced to the essential. We shared our off beat affinity. He left a gap as a person who I would have liked to meet in person."
Julien: "Alphio, you're probably able to hear our collaboration for you, maybe you were here while those great musicians were playing for you! I won't say farewell because I hope to do some music with you again in heaven..."
Martin: "Meeting my friend alphio on Soundcloud was quite an experience.
His Innovative musical ideas and firm commitment to what he was doing was outstanding. In addition, he was also one of the most thoughtful, considerate, generous and kind persons that I have encountered on the platform. He continues to be missed."
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