“Setting The Stage” is the debut solo EP from New York’s Jeff Pennachio (guitarist for Design The Void ), containing three instrumental tracks that are composed in the style of fantastical soundtracks, creating an intricate picture that listeners can experience now.
To indulge fans further, Pennachio has recorded a playthrough video of the single “Interposition”. In it, viewers can learn how to play the parts of the song, or simply enjoy watching a talented musician in his element.
Pennachio pays great attention to his individual compositions, weaving cinematic riffs together with layers of orchestral pieces, which finalize in an elaborate symphony suited for a feature film. Thematic presentations along with a good amount of individual moving parts are an aspect of music that Pennachio holds in high regard and wants to continue pursuing. He delves into that thought in more detail:
“This EP is an important release to me as it has really allowed me to show all fans the cinematic approach I have been looking to take towards music. While being in a metal group full time, I have a specific composition structure that I use to approach all new songs. Should this EP be a successful release, it will certainly bring clarity to wanting to compose more of this type of music for all listeners.”
A complex and vivid listening experience, Jeff Pennachio is recommended for fans of Plini, Dream Theatre and Trans Siberian Orchestra.
The playthrough for “Interposition” can be watched on YouTube -
“Setting The Stage” was released on January 22, 2021 and is available on digital platforms HERE .
YouTube EP Stream -
1.Wilson Theater (5:29)
3.The Voyager (4:27)
EP Length: 13:32
Official Website: Jeff Pennachio
Jeff Pennachio comes from New York State in the USA and besides being known for his guitar playing in Design The Void, he is also releasing his own solo work.
Between 2016 and 2018 he wrote the solo material while in a cover group titled The Stay. The group did not steer in the direction so much of original music, but the inspiration was there to start composing music of this sort. He began working on the tracks as a small compilation for potential future work. After a couple of years had passed, Pennachio has finally taken the time to release this music to the public.
Pennachio writes and records all guitars, drums, bass, and orchestrations and will be continuing on composing music that takes inspiration from soundtracks. He also finds inspiration in bands such as Dream Theater, Plini, and Trans Siberian Orchestra. His debut solo EP “Setting The Stage” is due out January 22, 2021.
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