After his degree in Philosophy of music at Dams University of Bologna he continued to play guitar in several local progressive-rock bands. In 1997 he went to a goa party for the first time...from that moment psy-trance and psy-chill became one his principal musical interest. 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.
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