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Forging new ground between Rob Thomas and the Goo Goo Dolls, Mandala's hard driving rock guitar, soulful lyrics, and moody overtones lead us through life's temptations in a restless search for truth.

10 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, POP: Pop/Rock

Northern Californiaâs guitarist, singer, songwriter, and gifted storyteller, Giovanni Mandala, has just released his solo CD, Hydra. In this breathtakingly original collection of songs, forging new ground somewhere between Rob Thomas and the Goo Goo Dolls, weâre led through a heroâs journey that embraces both the highs and lows of life. We navigate a myriad of emotional transitions through the soul of a muse who invites each of us to confront our own demonsâwhile weâre called to courage as we triumph through the ages. The emotional songs and their poignant messages are filled with life, love, and lust. The new work, complete with 10 original rock songs combines acoustic and electric guitar in a blistering exchange of Counterpoint and Melodic Harmonies.
The CD begins with âChange,â a testament to the power of finding a second chance in lifeâa theme thatâs close to Mandalaâs personal story. âItâs Overâ recounts love lost, when âall the glittering gold turns coldly into lies.â This theme continues with âSwitchblade,â an up-tempo, hard-driving rock tune that chronicles the pain of deceit and the turning away from our emotional prisons. With âStay,â a power rock ballad, we are touched by a mood that seeks to hold onto love, even though all hope is gone. âHydraâ is the CDâs title track, in which Mandala tells the story of his life and his own coming of age, through temptation and the relentless search for truth amidst the dark side. With âCourage,â the mood shifts. It opens with beautiful acoustic guitar, lamenting stories of loss in a poetic lyric that is met with a hard driving electric sound in the chorus section that reminds us of the inner resources of strength that can keep us moving forward, even against all odds. âHunger Comesâ is a swampy blues sound that calls our souls to find the nourishment we all crave. And this leads to âFantasy,â which takes us on a hot and passionate journey through fire and grace, probing the depths of sexual fantasy and the nature of earthy delights. In âInside Out,â where Bad Company meets the Moody Blues, Mandala brings us back to a darker mood, with heartfelt sadness when our best is not good enough. And this leads us to the final track, âOne Last Breath,â a hard driving acoustic rock tune, that mixes a rap section with a counterpoint of street edginess that invites us to look deep within our soul, feeling alive in the essence of our being.

Mandala has been a professional musician for several decades. He has performed in night club venues such as the Roxy, the Pallidium, and the Whiskey. In 2001 he co-wrote and co-produced a CD titled Change in the Weather under the band name, "Chattie Kathy.â He has performed with the Von Ryanâs Express, Balance, 3-2 Look, and the Trish Perry Band. His new solo CD, Hydra, is the culmination of three years of writing, inspired by the beauty of Sonoma County and a lifeâs worth of complex, challenging, and ultimately transformational experiences. Giovanni will be performing at the Consciousness in Action Conference in Palm Springs in August, 2007.
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June 4, 2007
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