Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Instrumental Rock Guitarist Mike Dekleva Releases His Debut Four-Song EP, Synergy

Albuquerque-based instrumental rock guitarist, Mike Dekleva, recently released his debut four-song EP, Synergy, on December 15, 2015. The EP was recorded on May 5, 2015, at Paragon Recording Studios in Franklin, Tennessee, and during subsequent recording sessions in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kona, Hawaii, and Nashville, Tennessee.

Synergy represents the culmination of years that Dekleva has spent developing his guitar playing and songwriting styles. Influenced by artists like Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Andy Timmons, and Nashville session guitarist, Robbie Calvo, Dekleva blends lyrical, vocal-like guitar melodies, pop-style musical arrangements, and familiar elements of classic hard rock into the four instrumental songs on Synergy.

Synergy features an accomplished line up of musicians and contributors. In addition to Mike Dekleva (guitars, co-producer), Synergy includes performances by Robbie Calvo (guitars, co-producer), Amanda McCoy (bass), Jason Webb (piano and keyboards) and Grady Saxman (drums and percussion). Synergy also showcases the work of Casey Barker (recording and mix engineer), and John Mayfield (mastering engineer).

Synergy has generated its share of positive press and artist endorsements since its release. In the words of the EP's co-producer, Robbie Calvo, "the original compositions you hear on Synergy embody all of the sensibilities it takes to produce a living work of art, from spark to completion, and Mike Dekleva's personal guitar voice, heart, and passion for life can be heard in every note." Critically acclaimed Indie Jazz-Rock artist, Isaiah Stewart, "highly recommended" Synergy, and enthused that "Dekleva has plenty of room on this debut offering to showcase his phenomenal abilities - to stretch and let loose on melodies and solos that are as technically impressive as they are musically inspired." Rick Jamm of JamSphere Independent Music Magazine, concluded that Synergy contains "a lot more melody, timbre, tone and all-round class than your typical guitar album," and that the EP is "for music lovers in general!"

The entire Synergy EP is available for a limited time as a free digital download at Dekleva's web site, It is also available for purchase in CD format from CD Baby, and can also be bought as a digital download from both CD Baby and iTunes.

For more information, contact:
Mike Dekleva
PO Box 193
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103
(505) 263-7586

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