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Gia G – ‘Cosmic Wave’

Publisher
Sliptrick Records
FFO
Jason Becker, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani
Release Date
25/01/2022
Publisher
Sliptrick Records
Genre
Instrumental Rock

I have been enjoying and dissecting instrumental guitar music since Satriani’s ‘Surfing With the Alien.’ Many have come and gone; dropped many jaws and yes, caused a few yawns. I can unequivocally say Boston-based Gia Federico has the “it” factor. Under the moniker Gia G, she has recently released this 3-song EP which offers the tip of a mighty musical iceberg. 

‘Cosmic Wave’ is a beautiful amalgam that both seers and soothes. Incorporating several techniques, Her guitar sings, arcs and cries. All this is melded into a magical journey of the mind. In just over twelve minutes, Gia provides us with a story containing several chapters, adventures, and indelible memories. 

 The title track, “Cosmic Wave” is awash in Gia’s impeccable tone. Simple melodies are tastefully adorned with a myriad of subtle, yet highly effective embellishments. In other words, lots of moving parts here and lots to enjoy. A fine introduction to her sound.  

With its acoustic underpinnings, “Reminiscing” is sheer melodic poetry. The song soars and dances playfully, painting its story along the way. Sadly, it is less than three minutes long. Seriously, I could listen to this for forever.

Equal parts fire and lace, “Intrical Force” is sprawling and truly captivating. While culling images of many guitar greats, Gia manages to maintain her own unique sound. 

Gia’s technical ability is on full display here, but more importantly, her music’s emotion shines even brighter. This music dazzles both the ear and the heart. I anxiously await for her star to rise.

"This music dazzles both the ear and the heart"
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