Gianfranco Pescetti’s ‘The Wake’ Music Video Review

Artist Name: Gianfranco Pescetti: Bass and Programming 

Music Video: ‘The Wake,’ Released: April 20, 2023; Producer: Pescetti

Exploring humanity’s complex range of emotions in modern times while also anticipating a brighter future through expansive soundscapes has become a gripping journey for many musicians during the COVID-19 pandemic. Haiku, Hawaii-based instrumentalist-composer-producer, Gianfranco Pescetti has done just that with his new electronic single, ‘The Wake.’

The musician’s new instrumental song and its accompanying music video feature memorable melodies that are driven by a sense of melancholy for the past, as well as the painful loss that has accompanied death since the start of the pandemic. ‘The Wake’s title has a dual meaning that refers to both the practice of mourning and the path left behind by a boat, which serves as a symbol of movement and progress.

The track is the third single from Pescetti’s upcoming album, which is set to be release this fall. Like the record’s previous two singles, ‘Sundog’ and ‘Clownspunk,’ his latest track brilliantly captures an electronica instrumental atmosphere, with which is mixed with a dance vibe and modern indie rock sound. The performer relied on his ballet studies and experience dancing professionally in his late teens, as well as playing bass guitar for multiple bands since the late 1980s, to create a sound that is uniquely personal, relatable and evocative.

The composer also drew inspiration from various electronic styles and musical acts, such as Tycho, Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Depeche Mode and The Cure, to help him create a haunting instrumental tune that capture the essence of nostalgia, loss and hope. ‘The Wave’ ultimately becomes a reflection on the passage of time and the power of resilience, especially through its electrifying blend of subtle bass grooves and dance beats.

Pescetti’s haunting bass is interwoven with a catchy synthesizer portions and percussion, which highlights his ability to infuse his compositions with an emotional, personal depth. The single’s light and dark tones are also driven by rhythmic and ambient elements and a somber melody that create a sense of motion and progression.

The cohesive and evocative instrumentals that are featured throughout ‘The Wave,’ from the moody synths to the pulsing bass lines, are further highlighted in the song’s accompanying music video. The euphoric instrumentals further build intensity through stunningly vibrant colors in its visuals, which include city streets, flowing water and futuristic, sci-fi environments, which all uniquely represent the hope that accompanies new beginnings.

The musician crafted a captivating, spine-chilling song with ‘The Wake,’ which brings its listeners on an equally meaningful and whimsical life journey. The elevated instrumental encapsule the melancholy that accompanies the equally grim yet hopeful journey of balancing the struggles of modern society and anticipating a brighter future.

Owaxwrru proves what a talented electronica instrumental artist he is by crafting intense emotion through moody percussion, energetic baseline and sweeping strings for the entirety of the track. His latest single begins with gentle synth textures that gradually build in intensity. The shifting rhythms and beat, which is accompanied by the subtle changes in tone, capture the sense of loss and the desire for renewal that drive the tune’s relatable and deeply personal message. ‘The Wave’ captures the complex emotions of the modern time, while also promising a brighter future.

For more information on Pescetti, visit his official website, as well as his Spotify, Bandcamp, SoundCloud, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

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