Pyramids on Mars is music that really sounds like it’s from Mars!!
in a while there comes along a band that is so different or unique, you
would think they were dropped on Earth from another planet.
Pyramids on Mars, is one of those bands.
catches you, is that they are an instrumental
band. A combination of elements such as hard rock, industrial,
metal and psychedelic rock. And then... the lead
guitar comes soaring in. Well crafted, beautiful, melodic phrases so
catchy and memorable they will be stuck in your head the rest of the
day. The guitar has become the "vocals" of the music.
solo project of guitarist Kevin Estrella, he wanted to do something musically
different that would stand out from the crowd.
on Mars is the embodiment of who I am, really. My musical influences, my
philosophies on life, the universe and our place in it." Kevin went
on to say, “I have always been attracted to space, and a lot of my sound is
influenced from my childhood growing up in the '70's. Some of my favorite
TV shows back then were Star Trek and Space: 1999. Plus I am a
huge Rush and Pink Floyd fan! Thus I use a lot of analog
synthesizers like the Minimoog and Oberheim Polyphonic. Predominant of
the '70's era and used exclusively by those bands. They are just so
warm and mysterious sounding, they resonate with me."
style is very similar to world renowned rock guitarist Joe Satriani.
So much Kevin has nicknamed himself the "Satriani of the
course Satriani is a huge influence on me", he says. "But he
(Satriani) does more of a bluesy thing. I am more influenced
by classical music. I absolutely love baroque classical
composers J.S Bach and Antonio Vivaldi. They are a paradigm shift
for me, and are my biggest musical influences. I spent 3 years in
fact, studying classical guitar. Mix my classical influences with
all the bands I grew up listening to like Rush, Iron Maiden, Metallica,
Ministry, Pink Floyd for example, and bands like Meshuggah, I am a blend
of it all. And much more...."
Pyramids on Mars really is
music from the Mystical Red Planet.