Giorgio Lopez was born in Naples in 1985. Playing the piano from age seven, he discovered funk, hip-hop, and jazz and started playing keyboards with bands around the city. In 2015, he puts aside the idea of becoming a professional pianist and moves to Geneva, to work for CERN: but, there, he also falls in love with club music… Back on holiday in Naples in 2020, dusts off his old synths and records this love letter to his own musical past. Palinuro Phonebox is inspired by childhood memories of summer holidays in the south of Italy: nightly car trips on endless highways, late arrivals in camps for families, loitering in grungy arcade bars with cheesy neon signs, calling your friends from an old payphone and running out of coins, sneaking out unseen on some buddy’s souped-up moped, playing grown-ups with girls drinking sodas with an attitude.