Gianluca Abbadessa

Gianluca Abbadessa


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Gianluca Abbadessa

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Music Consultant | Founder at PromuovereMusica - blogger, music supervisor, social media specialist
Bio
Founder of Promuovere Musica, media and music consultancy since 2011. My aim is to help unsigned bands or emerging artists to better communicate with new media to promote, monetize their own music and create a strong community of fans.
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Expertise
music supervision, music promotion, music marketing, social media marketing, music licensing / syncing, music curation
Interests
jazz, soul, indie rock, indie pop, dream pop, indie folk, blues, nu-jazz
Location
Rome

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Devin Farney submitted media.

Gianluca Abbadessa

After listening this song, I carried myself to the whole album on his Spotify profile and I found something special in his music: I mean you'd call it indie prog as genre, but I can't really assign a specific music category because you can hear Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd, Alan Parson Project, '70 prog-rock bands and sometimes electro samples typical of '80 hip hop tunes.
It's very courageous, and I use this word properly, to play this kind of music because in this song you can find a great study of the arrangements and the structure of it. I assure the result was awesome.

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Tin Foil Hat by Mr. Dreem

Gianluca Abbadessa

Given that I sincerely like this song, I'd like to give my feedback on it telling you that in my opinion this song could end at the beginning of the 4th minute fading out: if I were a dj and I liked to airplay your song it wouldn't be good for a song of 5 minutes with two solos...it seems to be lenghtened without any stylistic reason.
I love this fresh sound arranged with a variety of colours - organ in the beginning / verse, amazing riff of guitar, change in vocal approach, solo, in a very wise crescendo that involves you in listening to it and shaking your head.
Great potential for fashion advertising.

tiphanie Doucet submitted media.

Under My Sun by Tiphanie Doucet

Gianluca Abbadessa

I sincerely feel something special in your music, very intimate as if you said "that's me and I don't want to be another one with an artificial music" so the only thing I can say to you is why being too similar to Norah Jones in the vocal approach, I don't need to listen to another Norah Jones but a talented artist like you!
I like so much this song because this creates an obsessive leitmotiv in your head with the phrase "under my sun" and that's why I strongly believe it could be synchronized in some movies or TV series. 
Loving this kind of arrangements which enrich and complete your beatiful voice in a typical indie folk style as you can listen to Spotify indie folk playlists.

Nick Arneson submitted media.

The Only Way by Nick Arneson

Gianluca Abbadessa

Dear Nick,
I try to be as honest as possible with you.
I like so much your tune, in particular the way you arranged it but I need to notice something not so good in the structure of the song and in your voice: about the structure there are some parts, above all in the middle, that drag themselves till to the chorus without a crescendo you can recognize when listening to; about your voice, I like your mood but the intonation is not always perfect. It's a pity because there's a great potential in this song, you could better do work on this song in order to make the sound more homogenous.

Riley Jensen submitted media.

Gianluca Abbadessa

Hi guys,
I'd like to rate your song as a good result of your creative process, but I would tend to consider two aspects of your song as completely different: first, the riff as musically strong and catchy; second, the way you produced this lyric video: you can't leave your music video black for 7 seconds as there's no voice but the music. As a music listener would be misleading because it doesn't catch my attention.
I like so much the contrast between the very powerful drum rhythm and the slow melody line of your voice.
I suggest you to submit this song to synch catalogues or music supervisors in order to place it into TV series (i.e Netflix).

Austin Poel submitted media.

HERE I AM by AUSTIN DAVID

Gianluca Abbadessa

Dear Austin,
sincererly I like your song especially its structure, sound and arrangement used for better creating a radio tune, but I'm not so enthusiast about it because I couldn't find a real desire to make something original in your song not knowing more about your sound and listening some similar music everyday. I'd tell you "This song is perfectly arranged", but truly I can't feel the soul.
Regardless, everything depends on which are the aims in the music you do: I believe the strong point is the catchy chorus letting this song be a potential movie or TV series soundtrack where to extract different parts - verses, chorus, in order to effectively match different scenes.

Dree Paterson submitted media.

Rebel Soul by Dree Mon

Gianluca Abbadessa

You say your new direction is to retro pop and old-school soul music: I tell you, got the right direction! This is the kind of tune you'll never stop listening to because it's a perfect mix of elements for a successful radio song and not only: you can feel the freshness of sound, the beat of the two chords played by the synth during the chorus, the elegant and hot voice you expected for a kind of song like it and you find it's not a black female voice you usually listen into dance or soulful house tracks.
I really think your song has a great potential mixing it in soulful house sessions or played in discos and clubs for funky or 80's house music lovers: if you have a good repertoire of tunes like this, you should contact middlemen in order to include them in soulful and funky house sessions played by the most important djs in the world.

Riley Jensen submitted media.

Futureproof by Kaptur

Gianluca Abbadessa

I really appreciated this song because there's a perfect equilibrium in opposition between the voice side and the drum rhythm when it starts accelerating and growing. 
I think it's a good example of indie rock song I see suitable for today TV series for teenagers as a perfect soundtrack thanks to the mixture of obscured atmosphere this song evokes related to the adolescent problems, the rhythm as a run starting slow and get fast in the middle and the hard sound produced by the guitars.
Sincererly I didn't find something original and this is the only weakness I could notice, but I appreciated the effort to make a fresh sound suitable for the actual indie rock taste.

Sean Hannigan submitted media.

Eastern Caravan by Cosgrove

Gianluca Abbadessa

I listened to this piece and I thought it was a Coltrane or Miles tune: it represents a good example of modal jazz, with a theme I really appreciated, even though I would prefer a different arrangement about the structure and the position of solos during the piece.
Starting from bass solo, after the sax theme it's a little bit tiresome, above all for its percussive approach that don't let the piece goes ahead in a smooth way, so I suggest you to start from tenor sax solo to empower the mood.
When it starts the guitar solo, I heard a gap in the volume setting between the guitar and the rhythmic session.
I evaluate it as a good piece and with the changes I suggested above, it's fit for documentaries' synch and background music.

Ulrich Ellison submitted media.

I'm Down by Ulrich Ellison and Tribe

Gianluca Abbadessa

Dear Ulrich,

I'm very well astonished to listen and watch a good music stuff like yours: at last a fresh rock piece like I didn't listen so long, strong intro, good structure of the song and a solo reminds me Ritchie Blackmore from Deep Purple MK3. Your voice is very raspy during the verse and tending to Lemmy style of singing but when it comes to the chorus there's something reminds me the best Grand Funk Railroad of first Seventies.
Please believe me, this great song gets powered by a very funny music video full of self-irony, the choice of a laundry as set was the best one you could.
I think your song could be very fit as a theme for movies or TV shows as Harley Davidson home builders and stuff like that.

Cyndi Cook submitted media.

Pre Op Momma in Striped Pajamas by Cyndi Cresswell Cook

Gianluca Abbadessa

Cyndi, please submit your lyrics here.
I'd like to see a video of this amazing song because since its starting drum and voice part part with the following boosted guitar, it evokes something funny and makes me shout: I thought when you'll play this song during a concert with a captivating "clap clap" moment.
I noticed some similarities with a sixties voice style to sing a brilliant song like this even though you can hear a strong influence of eighties post-punk and better of first nineties alternative rock music, in primis by the first albums of Courtney Love's Hole.
If I'd analyze the whole song structure, I found all the parts in a perfect balance between them: starting verse is very powerful and it almost compels you to follow the music because shortly something awesome will happen.
I love the intermediate part with the drum solo, guitar riff and solo voice bringing the listener to the funny strong refrain. 

I strongly see your song promotion in college radios and advertisement of young clothing brands.

Campbelltown Music submitted media.

Dark Matter (UNRELEASED) by Mark Diamond

Gianluca Abbadessa

This is something I call an excellent solid track: great sound, perfect arrangement and good lyrics.
Listening to the song only audio made me think about what this song could inspire me and I realize a background with mountains, you are on the edge of them with mostly of the video with black and white scenes.
There's something I love in the structure of the song: it begins with a keyboard choir voice effect intro and it changes towards a heavier sound with distorted guitar keeping a soft tone of the voice.
I find it absolutely perfect for advertising or movie sync because of the power of your voice able to evoke emotions and soulful landscapes.

I'll tweet the song. Thank you for the submission.

Ville Laaksonen submitted media.

Gianluca Abbadessa

I recommend adding lyrics in the YouTube description as well - and everywhere else you're promoting the song online as you already made with your Bandcamp profile, because it's an effective way to strenghten the relation between you and the listener.

First thing: I can't believe that such a beautiful music video have only 2800 views on YouTube.
Second: I really appreciated the arrangements based on background voices before the chorus and  your velvet voice is perfect on an eighties slow rhythm with electronic drum side. In some parts of this song I hear as it were James Blunt voice and I like it so much. 
Really loving this song. I'd love to see you live and  understand if the effect is the same of recording studio version.

I also realized your song has a great potential for advertising and synch especially for long time stories such as pre-roll video ad on YouTube or TV ad, without any voice off, just your music and video or motion picture.
You could try with MusicSupervisor http://www.musicsupervisor.com/got-music/ for having more opportunities to license your music.

Great talent!

Roger Metcalf submitted media.

Gianluca Abbadessa

Please include the lyrics with your submission.

Great track and excellent video: this is the kind of song it's supposed to be with a great potential for radio airplay, better for TV airplay because of its diquieting (believe me, it's not a bad significant) setting that catches your attention for the whole time of the video.
In some parts of this track, especially at the verse and bridge, there's something makes me remind Grace Slick and in other parts Annie Lennox voice and I feel it as a  thing.
About the structure, I'd let the voice start after 4 bar, not 2 in order to emphasize the powerful intro with timpanis and softly effected guitar. Dark tone of the voice during verse and bridge seems to be necessary to warm the tone in the chorus with a strong guitar side and I've found it amazing. 
I listened to it so many times because in this kind of tracks, you can really appreciate all the aspects of a beatiful voice such as Ruby Rose Fox's one. 
Special appreciation for who took care about the arrangement, because you could face a simple pop-rock song structure and instead there's a great attention to detail, such as solo voice and drums before the chorus.
At now, my favorite song of Ruby Rose Fox repertoire.

Max Greenhalgh submitted media.

Gianluca Abbadessa

Let me be frank: this is one of the best example of dream pop music I've ever heard in my life. 
When I first listened to this song, I thought Curtis Mayfield were singing with his voice modulation and falsetto on a music genre that nothing has to do with funky and the music he played, but the result is wonderful: this combination of dream pop and a velvet voice of the singer is what best you can find when you type dream pop or indie pop on Spotify, YouTube or Soundcloud search engine.
The structure of the song is very simple, linear and effective to the first listening: I found very appropriate the choice to make the verse clear to let people better understand the words. Excellent arrangement and sound!
Music video with a great direction that evaluates the rythm and the atmosphere created by the song.

Roger Metcalf submitted media.

Ruby Rose Fox - "Die Pretty" by Ruby Rose Fox

Gianluca Abbadessa

My personal and sincere feedback about this song is here below: I really liked the melody line in the refrain, it seems like a natural evolution of the verse.
I can give you my personal appreciation about the structure of the song, it's a great song (believe me!), but please let me have a little disapproval about the arrangement of the song: you don't need to imitate a fits-all sound, or better, it makes think about Venus by Shocking Blue in the voice side arrangement. What's in your mind? Soul music? Let me hear your soul intimacy.
I hear a real prospective in your music and this song demonstrates it, but in my ears, there's still a long path to arrive to an original sound.

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Gonna Be Mine (Taster) by Tasita D'Mour

Gianluca Abbadessa

There's something special in your music: it made me have a journey where all the things live in a floating state, it's like going into a jungle full of colours and wonders in there.
It's one of the best example I've ever heard of what means bringing jazz and soul music to people not particularly loving these genres. This song has an impactful structure and a wonderful arrangement: bass line in the beginnings, keybords playing after, the voice starting with the sole bass and then all the instruments plus choir. I'd love listening as background music or within the best jazz music playlists.
I really loved it: fine elettro-soul music.
All the best for you!

yochay mocsari submitted media.

12345678910 by Claus Zinger

Gianluca Abbadessa

There's something interesting in this track and I've found it in the wah-wah effect on the chords played by keybord which adds colour and thrill to the pathos of the song. What this song makes me imagine is a sort of arrangement in a modern way of Noir-movie soundtracks.  When the song comes to end, I feel jest like something bad happened during the time of the song ;-)
The only thing I'd change is the vocal session, in some moments is very impactful, in other ones weaker, in my ears it seems a lack of rythm.

yochay mocsari submitted media.

Gianluca Abbadessa

Hi Claus, thanks for your submission: your song is a savvy mixture of influences of late Eighties electro-pop music. 
I like your arrangement and voice so much, I believe the video is the real added value to the song; lyrics feel natural to the structure of the song, your "If you only knew" is hammering in my head: I feel a strong airplay potential for indie music blogs and radio. 
In my opinion, the melody, played with the synth and which is the core of the whole song, should be streamlined and empowered because of the high number of notes composing it: a great indie pop song must have a recognizeable melody and easy to sing.

- Renee & Jeremy - submitted media.

Gianluca Abbadessa

I'm not used to reviewing cover songs because I think you can't really express yourself as a musician, song author but I wanna except: I appreciated so much your talent in synchronizing video animation and a way to rearrange famous songs as this Coldplay's one. 
It makes me feel something intimate and offers a different perspective of what I mean for good acoustic music: the real added value is in the animated story beyond listening to the music.
I always thought we were losing the desire to make good music for kids and instead your style made me understand we should change our approach to let kids discover oldies and classic songs.