Playing the guitar, singing, and writing songs, Gimu started his musical career in more conventional pop and rock’n’roll bands, without thinking one day that he will be making electronic music. Learning from the ups and downs and the uncertainties of being in a band, Gimu tried his best to persevere in a very precarious scenario, that is filled with lack of support and management, shortage of cash, hostile rivalries, and constantly changing line-ups, that doomed most of his bands, and compromised a possible future in the independent music scenario. In his case, temporarily, of course.
Nonetheless, always confident in his abilities, although not always knowing precisely what direction to follow, Gimu knew he wanted to make music. Never stopping listening to a lot of bands, genres and styles, his creative abilities never went dormant, even in the periods of his life that, by virtue of straightforward circumstances, music had to be placed in his life on a secondary level.
With a career that has known many hiatuses from the beginning, Gimu never looked down upon his desire to make music. Being an experienced member of many bands – and the primary songwriter in all of them – his focus in music gradually shifted, as he experimented with new styles and genres, and expanded his wave of influences, becoming progressively more and more fascinated in what he discovered in the exotic, but fascinating scenario of underground electronic music.
When his last band collapsed for once and for all, despite being a little despondent, Gimu never gave up on his determination, because, in his own words, he “simply don’t know what life would be like without making music.” When, with all of his maturity, years of experience and learning, and a renewed sense of purpose and determination, he shifted his focus to electronic experimental music, and settled his foot on a personal level of musical identity, creating a large underground audience, and a cult following fan base, that rapidly prompted him to be one of the most recognizable figures – if the not the greatest of them all – of dark ambient/ drone/ experimental electronic music in the Brazilian underground scene.
After several decades making music, performing live, writing songs, expanding his range of influences, and learning how to live on in the instabilities of the music industry, Gimu is now regarded as one of the pioneers of dark electronic music in his home country, an underground figure with a very recognizable sound, that shifted the base, the groundwork and the shape of the genres that he works with, something that even himself probably wasn’t expecting when he decided to be a musician, more than two decades ago. Now a prolific musician with a lot of albums, EP’s and singles released, Gimu is a reference and a household name in several countries, and one of the most amazing “dark and bizarre” electronic musicians in the underground contemporary history. When you listen to Gimu, you certainly lose, but at the same time discover, a hidden part of you in his music, that even yourself wasn’t able to realize that it was there. And that is what a great dark ambient artist should be able to achieve.