But guitar, let that be the one instrument that is almost entirely missing from his electronic productions. "Maybe because I really have my own mindset for Elemenopee and look for a different comfort zone than when I'm the serviceable right-hand man."
Elemenopee's 2018 debut solo EP 'First of May' showcases a broad range of modern house music, ambient house perhaps being the most accurate description, but even dub techno doesn’t sound strange to Francesco either. 'Spatial, melancholic and with lots of percussion, that's the main thread.'
‘First of May’ also features the track ‘Poly Ring’, previously heard on Nieuwe Electronische Waar 11, the yearly compilation record featuring talented, up-and-coming electronic music producers
Label it as you will, what’s clear is that the music must have an analogue feel: 'because the unpredictability of analogue synthesizers gives that extra magic to electronic music. They’ve gotta feel like instruments, not machines."