Ferdis is the music personal project of Fernando Martínez Estradé, from Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid (Spain). Everything is cooked in Ferdis´ home studio – from composition to recording, production and mastering.
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ABOUT THE ALBUM – WHY ARBUCHIT?
Arbua was the first word pronounced by mi daughter Claudia. From this time I began to call her Arbua affectionately, and the word was evolving into Arbuchit. The album is dedicated to my little Arbuchit.
During the last 10 years I have learnt recording and production music techniques and at the same time I have been recording the songs that came to my mind and building my home studio. I have put together all those songs into an album, where the different styles that have marked me during my life are somehow reflected, saving of course the distances with the original bands.
Progressive Rock / Post Rock
Bands like Opeth, Porcupine Tree, Anathema, Katatonia, Long Distance Calling, God is An Astronaut, Steven Wilson o Dream Theater are the ones that I liste to more often currently and their influence can be appreciated in the songs Arbuchit, Tal Vez Te Estas Haciendo Mayor, Little Brunette or En Tu Ausencia.
Spanish Indie Rock
Spanish Indie Rock also like me a lot, I have tried to reflect the influence of bands like Los Planetas, Vetusta Morla, Supersubmarina or Love of Lesbian in the songs Cuando Eramos Jóvenes and Tal Vez Te Estas Haciendo Mayor.
Alternative rock marked me a lot in my teens. The songs Vuelve a Llover and The Third Day represents that time where it listened to and love bands like Nirvana, Suede, Sonic Youth, Placebo, Radiohead, Stone Roses, Pixies or Smashing Pumkins.
Pop Rock / Brit Pop
I’ve heard that style a lot too. Some of the bands that have influenced me most are Muse, Heroes del Silencio, U2, Kent o Keane and the songs that represent that style are The Third Day and Mi Ultima Curva. For example in the verse of the song Tal Vez Te Estas Haciendo Mayor I tried to emulate the sound of Cien Gaviotas by Duncan Dhu, one of my favourites bands in my teens.
Heavy Metal also marked a long period of my life, especially during the years I played in the band Leyenda. That influence is reflected in Te Toca Insistir and En tu Ausencia, last one recorded with Leyenda, in fact, for the album A Medianoche. At that time I was fascinated by bands like Angra, Avantasia, Edenbridge, Dio, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Scorpions or Metallica.
I do not have a record label or any support, so you as a reader, I do not know how you got here, but in case you like my music, you’re the only one who can help me, listening to the album, buying it or spreading it among your friends, social networks etc., which I will thank you in the soul.
When someone ask me what my style is, being such a varied range of influences, as described above, I never know what to say, perhaps the good one is Progressive Pop/Rock?
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