Jody Giachello’s Jazz Fusion album—Millennial Kingdom Volume 2—was made to match your rushed adrenaline. Well, at least, that’s what it feels like; Stream the lead track “Oblivion” below.
Have you ever stayed up all night to play video games with your cousins? You don’t get to see them often, but they’re in your city from another region of the country? When “Oblivion” cues and plays, it brought me back to the times I would play games with my friends, their cousins. They’d all be astonished at how I’d beat them—and they were boys. Upon first beating, they’d chart it up to beginner’s luck. Then, they’d get mad when it kept happening. For the most part, that’s been the narrative of my life.
More than ‘video game music’ and memory fuel, “Millennial Kingdom Volume 2” is the latest project to be released by esteemed Long Beach, California-based musician, Fourth Dimension (4D), also known as Jody Giachello. It is an experimental sonic journey made with Dustin Moore AKA Neon Phoenix (bass, keys, Moog), Justin Panariello (bass), Christian Wunderlich (guitar), Andy Meixner (guitar) and Steve White (trumpet).
When he isn’t working on albums, he plays the drum for HAIM, a famed Pop/Rock three sister band from Los Angeles, too. Giachello has played on television.
“I auditioned to play [the] drums for the band HAIM back in February, and after a second callback, I got the gig. I started rehearsing for them on March 31, 2017, coincidently the day I released the Millennial Kingdom Vol. 1. Since then, I have had the privilege of playing on SNL, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Ellen, Graham Norton, Jools Holland, and BBC Radio 1 with them.”
Giachello signed an endorsement deal with Gretsch Drums as an official artist. The six-track album is now available. Stream “Oblivion” below. Then, watch the official video for “Har Megiddo (Armageddon)”.