GIA G – Cosmic Wave

GIA G – Cosmic Wave

GIA G – EP “Cosmic Wave” (25 January 2022, Sliptrick Records).

  1. Cosmic Wave
  2. Reminiscing
  3. Intrical Fusion

Gia Federico is a guitarist out of Boston, USA, that released her second EP with her solo instrumental project, Gia G. The EP has the title “Cosmic Wave” and explores and combines in its sound many different musical styles.

Always in the service of the music and the track, Gia G shows her skills while staying in context. There is shredding and the whole production is built around her guitar, but you soon realize that every note that is performed is destined to compliment the overall structure of the song.

The first track is the introduction to the EP. She unveils her musical arsenal and shows a teaser of what will follow. Elegant shredding enriched with melodic lines so that won’t become tedious and repeatitive, a few jazz elements and carefully constructed melodies conclude the “Cosmic Wave” EP. Also, the tight bass lines are another key element that makes the EP stand out.

While this is the general musical structure of the EP, every song has one unique ingredient that adds diversity and an element of surprise in the EP.

In the second track, “Reminiscing”, Gia plays around with the blues, coloring them with pitch harmonics while in the first track, “Cosmic Wave”, the shredding is complimented by some tremolo bar phrases that offer a unique sounding element in the song.

Gia G’s second EP is with no doubt her best to date. In just 3 songs, she manages to unveil her creative spark and her incredible musicianship through compositions that get you hooked instantly. The “Cosmic Wave” is one instrumental EP that you should definitely check out.

Review by Mr Athens ’79

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