PINEAL is a project by Nico Canzoniero. He lives and works near Bologna (Italy). He has played guitar since he was 13. In early time his influences were psychedelics and progressive scene of the 70’s like Gong, Gentle Giant, Pink Floyd, Soft Machine, Nucleus. After his degree in Philosophy of music at Dams University of Bologna he continued to play guitar in several local progressive-rock bands. In 2001 Nico formed a musical project called HIRANI with other three musicians, performing live sets gigs in main italian psy-trance parties for 3 years. The same band, with the name of IN DA GLADIAZ and GREEN LAB, have released some chill-out tracks and one album with Irma Rec.In 2004 Nico started the solo project PINEAL, performing mainly psy-trance live set and playing with various organizers in Italy. In the meanwhile he also played his own chill out and ambient music, using an armenian instrument called cùmbùs and blending it with electronics soundscapes. In 2006 borns RHYTHMATRIX, experimental project formed by two musicians, Nico and Fabio Costantini.As Pineal in 2008 released a chill track, “Flying carpet”, in “Tranchillizer”, PEAK rec.In 2009 Nico joined the PURPLE HEXAGON label and release two track “Syd station” and “Elk machine” in “Denatured peninsula”.In 2010 he joins BLUE HOUR SOUNDS. Stay tuned in pineal.bandcamp.com for news albums and tracks.