Martin Etcheverry: We felt it was the right time for us to make a new album, "Fusion" our previous album had been released in 2012, since then, many things happened musically, also on a personal level, but for some reason, it wasn't the right time to record a new album up until 2018. The songs started to come together, and when we listened to the demos we felt we had a strong album, so we decided to do it.
Martin Etcheverry: That's an interesting question... the big difference is that on "Sep7imo" we decided to record less guitars, we did significantly less overdubbing and left more room in the mix so each guitar had its own space. Another big difference is that we recorded most of the basic tracks live, and left some of the "mistakes" in there. Also, another interesting approach was that Ezequiel did some percussion using the body of the guitar - we have never done that before.
Ezequiel Etcheverry: Well, thank you for the nice compliment! The fact that we are brothers in our case plays a big... wait, a huge part in our chemistry when we play. We really don't think why or how things happen musically between us, but they just happen - and we feel very blessed for that. Martin brings a guitar riff, i put a melody on top, and the next day, it s the other way around. We make a great team and the best part is that it's very natural.
Ezequiel Etcheverry: We just wanted to create a strong album, but even more organic than our previous releases, and I'm very happy we have achieved it.
Martin Etcheverry: When you compose and play music for a living, you want that music to be heard among many other things, so releasing another album in our career is always a new goal.
Martin Etcheverry: Mmmm... to be honest, any Seis Cuerdas' song from any of our albums is a bit challenging to play live due to the amount of guitars on the recording, so we have to pick the ones that can be stripped down to two guitars and still keep the essence of the song. The good thing about it, is that when we play them live, the energy between us is such that you can hardly notice the difference.
Ezequiel Etcheverry: It's funny because in the process of doing that I end up playing parts that Martin did on the album and he plays my parts! Hahahaha!
Martin Etcheverry: Like we said before, one day I write a song, next day Ezequiel does and one day we both throw ideas around and compose a song... there is really no system.
Ezequiel Etcheverry: It's a very simple set up. We record each guitar using two microphones, one to capture the body of the sound and the other more for definition. We run everything on Pro Tools.
Martin Etcheverry: As for the writing process, whenever there is an idea floating around, we record it as a demo and then shape it into a full song. Sometimes we get carried away and end up writing very long songs!
Ezequiel Etcheverry: I believe Martin came up with the main riff and we took it from there, i added melodies and pieces here and there.
Martin Etcheverry: Yeah, we did get carried away on that one! Hahahaha!
Martin Etcheverry: It's been quite great actually, we did an European tour last September/October to support the release. We played in countries we had never played before like Russia, Latvia, Lithuania - and the response was amazing!
Ezequiel Etcheverry: 2018 was quite an interesting year for us, many good things but also many challenging things happened, so we expect 2019 to be a more settled year. We are building our tour itinerary as we speak - Europe and Eastern Europe will be on the schedule.
Martin Etcheverry: We did a video for the song "Caras Mas Caras" (you can watch it here) and we are planning to promote it everywhere we can.
Ezequiel Etcheverry: Also, we will most likely cut a few more videos to promote the songs from "Sep7imo". (www.seiscuerdas.net)