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When the Aliens Come

by Martone

the future of instrumental guitar. progressive and highly original
Genre: Metal/Punk: Progressive Metal
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1. Starz Scarz
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2. Starz Scarz
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3. The Four Horsemen
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4. Really Now!
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5. Mike Crow’s Mailbox of Doom!
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6. Fumble Fingers
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7. Pung Yao
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8. Angel
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9. O My God I’m Swelling!
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10. Double FF’s
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11. Maneemanaw
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12. Techno Bee’z
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13. When the Aliens Come
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Album Notes
If you thought that Canadian rock started and ended with Rush, Saga or Triumph, think again. Canadian guitar virtuoso, Dave Martone is a force to be reckoned with. Dave has recorded several excellent albums with influences which range from straight ahead rock and progressive metal to more experimental tones, something that has brought him a considerable amount of attention from fans worldwide.

Dave has performed in countless cities in the world, given clinics and taught at Berklee College Of Music and the National Guitar Workshop. He has written instructional columns for the likes of Guitarpalooza Records, the Guitar 9 website, Italy's Guitar2001 as well as being featured in one of the worlds largest guitar magazines ‘Guitar One’ being profiled as one of four underground 'shred gods' in the January 2006 issue. This illustrious background shows the reputation that comes with the Martone name and Lion Music is proud to introduce Dave’s new solo album “Martone - When The Aliens Come”.

The new album is 13 tracks full of crunching guitars with the song writing emphasis on maintaining an element of the future. Dave comments, “My goal was first off complete it. I did a DVD in the middle and that took some time. The main concept of the album is trying to envision what music of the future might be. Trying to imagine that I could hop in some alien space ship 400 years from now and see what was playing on their I-pod equivalent!”. Dave used everyday life as inspiration for the album, “There are so many things we go through on a day to day basis. Being able to capture them sonically is quite challenging. Sometimes it is quite easy”.

“When The Aliens Come” showcases what the guitar is capable of in the right hands in 2007 and may just show where the guitar is heading in the future



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Mikolaj Furmankiewicz

Dave Martone - When The Aliens Come
What country has a two-coloured (red-white) flag with a maple leaf in the middle? Yeah, the one above the USA, that is Canada. There a guitarist Dave Martone lives and strikes the strings. String-striking isn't an usual hobby for every man in the world. Some men sacrifice their time to practise unaided, some of them decide to crowd into one of prestigious music school for instance. A Canadian was enough shrewd, cunning, efficient and (I must write it) talented to be lined up in such schools like Fanshawe College and Berklee College of Music. He was taught how to make himself fingerbleed and have a dubious pleasure in being a virtuoso at present, haha. Some professors also must have taught him how to be himself and perfectly ignore a mainstream. The rest is history!

If I am right, he had own column in Polish specialist magazine "Gitara i Bas", so my compatriots also had an occasion to get to know him in that source. Mr. Martone, having three solo albums recorded, decided to collect many diverse ideas in one place. He picked up a guitar and a bass guitar plus keys, obliged Daniel Aldair to play drums, percussion and the bass guitar as well, forced David Spidel to torment the next bass guitar under threat of placing in torture chamber and take the likes of four guitarists (Prashant Aswani, Chris Buono, James Hogan and Terry Syrek), a drummer Gene Hoglan (being harassed in Death and Strapping Young Lad before), a tabla player (Cassius Khan) and even an adult female vocalist (Nenah Barkley) prison. Yeah, Martone is always ruthless for his guests, but people must be attracted to him by any factors, haha!

I think that solving the puzzle isn't too difficult. Firstly, it's necessary to write that a Canadian creates something beyond the guitar music standards. Secondly, his musical freaks oscillate between futuristic, experimental, cosmic and film, metallic, funk, tribal, and even neoclassical music. The ladder one isn't a joke! "Techno Bee'z" is a kind of the uninhibited cover of "Flight of the Bumblebee" becoming infected with techno music. If you wanna listen to Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov in a state of drunkenness, feel free to acquaint with it, but firstly call for ambulance, please, haha!

There is no doubt that his material is also very melodious and plenty of unusual and odd ideas within. What about a genre? Simply, it's an electronic guitar virtuosity on respectable level and supported by selective production! I am absolutely sure that a sane Mr. Martone has gone to Mars, soaked through the aliens' habits (hallucinogenic drugs for dinner?), come back home transformed as an insane hybrid of a Martian and a man, and finally recorded the album that can launch you off your shoes... straight Mars ahead, haha.


Metall-shred, little funky on the side, and with a lot of fun

Mike Benbasat

aliens come
amazing composite of Martone's fused artistic licks, and techo-ingenuity. this alblum obviosly is well thought out, imagine the time it took to create this adventure. Martone elevates his music-efforts to a higher artform.....thanks

Angelo Vera

When the Aliens Come
Amazing CD worth purchasing A guitar force that will most likely inspire those in the present and future