Gianfranco Pescetti – “Fly Me to the Moon”


A spacey re-imagining of the Sinatra classic, “Fly Me to the Moon” is a recent release from Hawaii-based musician Gianfranco Pescetti. “I was drawn to the beautiful, melancholic and nostalgic vibe of the original jazz standard,” Pescetti explains. “It started out as an experiment to see if it could work as a dance track without losing some of its original vibe while giving it a fresh twist.”

The fresh twist indeed succeeds in this instrumental cover, which proves sweeping and enigmatic in its aesthetical glow. The concise, icy synth lead interacts with a buzzier reflection, as a laid-back bass line and brisk percussion envelop underneath. Twinkling piano additions approach the two-minute turn with further atmospheric engrossment. The prickly synth lead re-emerges past the two-minute turn with a satiating effect, driving into an effectively reprising finale.

The track precedes an upcoming album from Pescetti, releasing this autumn. Check out the music video for “Fly Me to the Moon,” below:

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 2023’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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