For those of you who enjoyed the glory days of high-voltage, awe-inspiring guitar antics, will rejoice in the release of Maza’s new album, Sidewinder. This full-length release contains eight musically diverse songs, one of which is nearly 12 min. long!
Sidewinder was released on iTunes a few days ago and debuted on the charts at #9. Formidable considering the genre of music is not mainstream at all. Soon thereafter, Sidewinder was released on Amazon MP3, Spotify, Rdio, Emusic and Google Play.
As one iTunes reviewer states, “These are tight, technically-proficent instrumental pieces that never lose the power to drive emotion. Maybe that sounds odd, but what I mean is this: sometimes prog rock and similar tunes that are really technical lose their heart. Maza doesn’t. If you like Dream Theater – especially Images & Words and Awake – this will be up your musical alley. If you’re interested in instrumental pieces that have depth and a lot of texture, you’ll probably like this. There’s a lot going on in this songs, but never so much that you feel like you’re taking a music theory class.”
“Just found this gem lying here, and I’ve got to say I’m pretty amazed. I never heard of this guy Maza before, and I can’t understand how that happened because he is clearly one of the most technically proficient six-string virtuosos out there–dude is on par with the likes of Joe Satriani if you need a clear picture. Check out his take on “Hammer of the Gods” especially, or even this one I personally liked, “Caprice No. 5.” You will be thrilled, I assure you.” – iTunes review
Go download Maza’s Sidewinder now and turn it up…LOUD.