FELIX MARTIN unveils new song, launches pre-order for “The Scenic Album”

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Sunday, July 28, 2013

I tend to be a bit hit or miss on instrumental progressive metal, but Felix Martin’s work is just too cool. Martin plays a 14 string guitar that combines two left-handed seven-string guitars on one wide neck, allowing him to play both at the same time, and he does some really cool things with it. Martin’s new album The Scenic Album is out September 17th on Prosthetic Records, and you can check out a video play-through of the song “Spam II” below.

In conjunction with Guitar World, genre-defying 14-string guitarist FELIX MARTIN has unveiled a play-through video for “Spam II,” a track from his upcoming release “The Scenic Album.” Check it out now at GuitarWorld.com or watch it directly via YouTube below:

Watch the Video

Scheduled for release on Sept. 17 via Prosthetic Records, “The Scenic Album” — which also features fellow Berklee alumnus Nathan Navarro on bass and acclaimed drummer Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, Necrophagist, Steven Wilson) — is MARTIN’s sophomore studio release, and the follow-up to his 2012 Prosthetic debut, “Live in Boston,” which Noisecreep called “a master class in forward-thinking guitar.” Pre-order packages are available now via the Prosthetic webshop HERE: bit.ly/thescenicalbum as well as on Bandcamp HERE along with an instant download of “Spam II”!

MARTIN commented on the upcoming album: “The reason why I chose ‘The Scenic Album’ as a title was because I wanted to write music that is constantly and linearly changing, but has a main overall theme or mood throughout the song — similar to a movie, where you have scenes that never repeat, but there’s always something that you are familiar with.”

The album’s track listing is as follows:

1. The Tango I
2. The Tango II
3. The Tango III
4. Spam II
5. Triangle Tune
6. High Spirit
7. Viroliano Tries Prog
8. Viroliano Tries Jazz
9. Viroliano Tries Metal
10. Eleven Drums
11. 2 AM

Originally from Venezuela and now residing in Los Angeles, MARTIN — whose music is a hybrid of progressive metal, jazz fusion and world music — moved to America to attend the prestigious Berklee School of Music, where he developed the idea for his 14-string guitar. The instrument combines two left-handed seven-string guitars on one wide neck, which allows him to play both simultaneously. Over the last year, MARTIN has toured extensively throughout both Europe and America. Earlier this year, he performed at the annual NAMM Convention at the booth of Seymour Duncan pickups, who praised his “incredible level of skill, musicality, dexterity and dedication.”

For more information on FELIX MARTIN, please visit:
www.facebook.com/felixmartinmusic
felixmartin.net

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