We are all vintage gear collectors, lovers of all things analog, tape machines and synthesizers and pickups and amp cabs and heads. We constantly buy and sell and trade guitars from the 50s and 60s and 70s. We can talk about pedals and amps and tubes for hours. People in the same room with us get a headache hearing all the model numbers and endless geeky details about the tones and sonic character in endless minutie.
We got together and started with an idea to write a song and use only gear that was built in the same era as all the cool stuff we were listening to as kids. But gear is just stuff and what we did with all that stuff was pure magic. We even wrote a song called Stuff. A ton of sweat went into each and every word, every note, every transition, every bridge, and every break. Sometimes things happened quickly. Sometimes we labored over details for days. Sometimes we argued, sometimes we left frustrated. But as each and every final mix was printed we unanimously felt fulfilled in a way that is simply indescribable. We decided to keep going and 13 songs later our debut album Blast Off is launching.
We have Plans to bring it to the screen in cartoon form. Thats a story that is unfolding. It will keep evolving but right now the music is here and people who get it are REALLY getting it. We have gotten off to a strong start with several non-exclusive deals for film and TV use. (We will be bragging constantly here and through social media because we have to keep the ball rolling and make it happen to recoup our costs and do it all over again.)
MadtheMartian is a lifelong journey. Our first destination is Blast Off. Thanks for taking this ride with us.
Special thanks to Karyadi, Gizmo Static (Jeff Calder), Richard B. Gates, Robert Holmes, Charlie Farren, Richie Aveio, Paul Candelore, Michael Blackmer for all their magical contributions to the record.