Official press release:
Berklee-educated modern progressive/world fusion guitarist Felix Martin
will release his upcoming 15-track full-length album, Mechanical Nations
, on February 24, 2017. Mechanical Nations is available for pre-order now via iTunes, Amazon and Martin's official webstore.
As a follow up to last week's release of "Bom," Felix Martin has revealed the official music video for the track "Flashback," also showcasing his bandmates Kilian Duarte (bass) and Victor A. Carracedo (drums) and directed by Matt Zane
. You can watch "Flashback" now, exclusively via Billboard
. There, you can also read commentary from Martin on the new album, this track/video and other subjects.
"I wanted this song to sound like thunder, fast cars, flashes... really fast stuff, that sort of thing. The idea came to me after a really stressful day in Los Angeles," says Martin. "All of the traffic congestion and warm weather, and then the relief I felt when I got home. I wrote almost the whole song right as I returned home that day. For this video, we wanted to have the band play around bright lights and flashes, as it reflects the mood of the track."
He continues, "Musically, I wanted to have a really heavy sounding guitar without using distortion. The whole thing is played using chords with percussion, always keeping a groove going and clean tones with flashy delays. This song is very band-based, where we are all playing the same thing, as we were all part of a rhythm section."