Australasia is the sound universe of the Italian multi-instrumentalist Gian Spalluto who, with the help of other musicians and collaborators, translates stories, feelings and thoughts, in an inner musical diary, almost completely instrumental. His music assimilates a passion for very different artists. It starts from the love for the soundtracks of Angelo Badalamenti and John Carpenter, metabolizing it through the sounds of bands like Red Sparowes, Russian Circles and Slowdive. The taste for re fined melody is combined with cascades of distorted guitars, and layered delays, where dark and melancholic passages result in dramatic moments or bright visions of wide-ranging. Gian fell in love with music at the age of 7, when he pressed the “play” button on his parents’ stereo and discovered Ennio Morricone’s soundtracks. He studied piano for a while, then played guitar in undergound bands of metal and stoner rock. One day he fractures his foot and during his convalescence he starts writing instrumental pieces, creating Australasia, where he takes refuge from everyday anxieties, transforming imaginary oceans and night forests inhabited by bizarre creatures into music.