PREMIERE: 14-String Guitarist Felix Martin Demonstrates New Song, ‘Viroliano’

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On the far reaches of tech-filled prog, Felix Martin‘s esoteric one-man act boasts fairly unique instrumentation; his breed of jazz fusion and world music inspired shred utilizes a custom-built 14-string guitar, bringing to mind the likes of Colin Marston’s Warr guitar, albeit utilized in a less abrasive fashion. It’d be easy to cry “gimmick!”, but Martin’s talent speaks for itself, gaining the attention of Prosthetic Records, who signed the Venezuelan in 2012.

Since then, Martin has enlisted famed drummer Marco Minnemann (Necrophagist, Steven Wilson) and bassist Nathan Navarro as session musicians for his Prosthetic studio debut The Scenic Album. We’re proud to present a first look at Martin’s performance on the new album via a playthrough of a segment from the track ‘Viroliano,’ which can be viewed below!

The Scenic Album is due out September 17th. Pre-orders are available now through IndieMerch.

– JR

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