Animals As Leaders Guitarist Debuts Solo Material
Tags: Animals As Leaders > Basal Ganglia > Javier Reyes (Mestis) > Mestis > Mestis Side Project Band
Instrumental winners Animals As Leaders, led by guitarist Javier Reyes, have other side-projects going on. Reyes in particular has his own group called Mestis, who just signed to Sumerian Records. Their debut EP (Basal Ganglia) will be out on November 27. Gobble. It will, of course, be all instrumental.
“Basal Ganglia is an EP that comes from several places, and by places, I mean influences. I?ve always wanted to create a style of music that focused on being emotionally exploitative and technically sound, yet simple enough for the average music listener to appreciate. Another influence was using the eight string guitar in a form that is unconventional to the ‘trends’ or independent of characteristics that are found in music styles/genres that have popularized it. Another and important reason was to create a true form of my own independent voice as an artist. To create music that expressed my personality, upbringing, emotions and musical taste.”
Preview Mestis below: