Felix Martin

New Music Critique: Felix Martin

Production9
Music7
Musicianship9
8.3

From drums to keyboards to Felix Martin’s guitar, the playing here is drop-dead stellar. And Martin’s Latin-flavored compositions (“Quitapesares,” “La Vaca Mariposa,” “Pajarillo”) cut to the chase, delivering breakneck musicianship that handles all twists, turns and tempos––and there are plenty––with mad skill. It’s the kind of audio pyrotechnics that has to be seen to be believed, and that may be the main drawback to these
recordings. Despite pristine production and dazzling musicianship, the compositions stand primarily as outlines for the band’s fireworks. Perhaps Martin’s themes would be more accessible with passages that are gently seductive rather than aggressively overwhelming.

Contact: felixmartinpress@gmail.com
Web: felixmartin.net
Seeking: Musical Ideas, Promotion
Style: Progressive Metal, Latin, Jazz Fusion