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Guitar Master FELIX MARTIN Reveals New Track "Bom"

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 @ 5:36 PM


Album Mechanical Nations Out February 24

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Berklee-educated modern progressive/world fusion guitarist FELIX MARTIN recently announced details regarding his upcoming 15-track full-length album, Mechanical Nations, out February 24, 2017. Mechanical Nations is available for pre-order now via iTunes, Amazon and Martin's official webstore.

Today FELIX MARTIN is revealing a brand new track, "Bom", via a playthrough video. Listen and watch Martin impressively traverse his instrument here below.

"For this song, I wanted to see drums and guitar as one instrument, writing grooves for both instruments in a way that would make sense," says Martin about "Bom". "This was the very first song I wrote using this guitar you see in the video (FM-907), which is a 9-string and a 7-string together, making it a guitar with 16-strings in one wide neck. I wanted to add that low 9-string open string (which is the lowest note I could possibly play) in a way that would sound heavy and big. I do this by slapping the guitar with my hand open."

He continues, "This song came to me after listening to a lot of industrial, prog and nu-metal music. It's influenced by the band PLANET X with a bit of industrial vibe from NINE INCH NAILS mostly at the middle, then a general electronic vibe in the interlude. I think PRIMUS influenced this track too."

FELIX MARTIN recently announced an upcoming tour of the north-eastern U.S. with CONSIDER THE SOURCE, beginning March 8 in Pittsburgh, PA. The tour will hit a total of ten cities, coming to an end on March 19 in Bridgeport, CT. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates.

FELIX MARTIN w/ CONSIDER THE SOURCE

  • 3/8 - Pittsburgh, PA @ James Street (Ballroom)
  • 3/9 - Akron, OH @ Musica
  • 3/10 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
  • 3/11 - Dekalb, IL @ The House
  • 3/12 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi
  • 3/15 - Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House
  • 3/16 - Washington, DC @ Gypsy Sally's
  • 3/17 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Wonder Bar
  • 3/18 - Albany, NY @ The Hollow
  • 3/19 - Bridgeport, CT @ The Acoustic
FELIX MARTIN self-produced his new album, Mechanical Nations, with mixing by Jamie King (BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME). Much of the album is inspired by industrialized South American locations and the hard work of the people. Musically, Martin's goal with this album was to discover unique sounds on the electric guitar while blending rock and metal with a Latin spark. Martin wanted his full band - featuring fellow Berklee-alum Kilian Duarte (bass) and Victor A. Carracedo (drums) - to stand out, rather than have Mechanical Nations come across primarily as an instrumental solo guitar record.

"I challenged myself to not use distortion, play solos, or even lead-solo melodies, as I wanted to focus on what makes me different on the guitar and put the whole band under the spotlight," says Martin. He continues to describe the inspiration behind the album's concept. "Many songs on this album are inspired by traditional South American melodies and locations that were then "Mechanized" so to say, in a progressive format. "Barquisimetal" is a good example - it is a place in Venezuela that inspired melodies and the landscape brought out that creative spark. Many South American countries, especially places like Venezuela, are heavily-industrialized economies. The hard work of the people and how it shaped the countries themselves seemed fitting for a progressive rock record."

Mechanical Nations track listing:

  • "Flashback"
  • "Carnatt"
  • "Eight Moon Headdress"
  • "Nomadic Tree"
  • "Da House Cat"
  • "Cosmo Basket"
  • "Bom"
  • "Bom Continues"
  • "Cardboard Roofs"
  • "Santos" (feat. Angel Vivaldi)
  • "Barquisimetal"
  • "King Zartman"
  • "Four Handed Giant"
  • "Canaima"
  • "Bridge Clock Disparity"
Stay tuned for more tracks, playthroughs, music videos and more from FELIX MARTIN leading up to the release of Mechanical Nations.


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