Prosthetic Records has announced the signing of Venezuelan guitarist Felix Martin. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee School of Music, Martin writes and performs an eclectic, exhilarating hybrid of instrumental prog-metal, jazz, fusion and world music on an instrument he invented himself — the 14-string guitar. His creation combines two left-handed 7-string guitars on one wide neck that allows him to play both guitars simultaneously, allowing for his unique system of 8-finger chords and slap-tapping techniques.
Martin commented on signing to Prosthetic Records by stating the following: “For me, the most important concepts in music (and life) are innovation and creativity. Prosthetic is one of the very few labels that works with artists who have unique visions of music, and who offer something different to the world. I can’t be more thankful with Prosthetic for supporting my vision and letting me be myself.”
Martin‘s Prosthetic debut, “Live In Boston”, will be released across digital platforms on June 5. Physical copies are available for pre-order now at this location.
The album, which features Guitar Center Drum-Off 2011 champion JP Bouvet on several tracks, includes material from Martin‘s self-released debut, “Bizarre Rejection”, a handful of songs from his forthcoming studio album, and two tracks exclusive to this release.
GuitarWorld.com has exclusively premiered a live video for the track “The Triangle Tune”, which can be seen here. The song, which sees Martin backed by Bouvet and fellow Berklee alumnus Kilian Duarte, will also be included on Martin‘s as-yet-untitled sophomore album, which will feature Berklee alumnus Nathan Navarro (bass) and acclaimed drummer Marco Minnemann (NECROPHAGIST, STEVEN WILSON, THE ARISTOCRATS). More information on that release will be revealed in the coming months.
On Thursday, Martin will embark on a 7-week European tour, which will see his trio play a mixture of clinics and “traditional” concerts.