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Giulia Millanta


Country of origin:

Italy, now in U.S.

Type of music generally:

Contemporary folk/pop

Status:

Most recent release, The Funambulist (2014)

See also:

Giulia Millanta's site

Giulia Millanta's facebook page

Comparisons:

Ani DiFranco, Lhasa de Sela

Covers/own material:

Own and occasional covers

General comments:

Giulia Millanta makes gorgeous folk music for today. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

Dust and Desire is the only one we've heard

Recordings:

  • Giulia and the Dizzyness (2008)
  • Dropping Down (2010)
  • Dust and Desire (2012)
  • The Funambulist (2014)

Dust and Desire

Release info:

2012—Ugly Cat Music

Availability:

See Giulia Millanta's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Giulia Millanta—vocals, guitar, ukulele

Guest artists:

David Pulkingham—nylon-string and electric guitar (1, 2, 7, 8); backing vocals
Brian J. Standefer—cello (3)
Fulvio A. T. Renzi—violin (2)
Hecto Munoz—percussion (6, 8)

Produced by:

Giulia Millanta and David Pulkingham

Comments:

Giulia Millanta has a lovely voice and writes complex and emotive songs. "Don't make a fool of me" is a strongly delivered opener with a sweet tune. "Mi chimava Lulu" is a song sung in Italian, that's evocative and has a nice, laid-back mood. "Dust and desire" is a memorable song with a nicely evoked dusky mood. The traditional "La llorona" gets a confident reading as well. It's a good record all told. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)


Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for work on this entry.

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