Perhaps the main reason Gigi he stopped Umbra & Penumbra, his own CDR labels, was to allow himself enough rest to recover from his first instance of illness. Hand-assembling all those CDRs was very labor intensive. At one point he was releasing new albums every month, not just Oophoi material but work by a great stable of interesting ambient artists, mostly Italian.
He switched over his efforts from Umbra/Penumbra to getting many of his self-released originals released on other labels. He also encouraged me to consider releasing some of his Umbra/Penumbra artists on Hypnos, which we did with Seren Ffordd.
I feel like Gigi was present from the beginnings of Hypnos, with his Deep Listenings magazine, all along, through to the end. We recently released the first album he and Seren Ffordd did together, The Martian Chronicles, and are currently planning the second installment. Gigi had let me know that due to his unwellness, I should feel free to plan everything, the art and so forth, with Andy aka Seren Ffordd.