It's really quite admirable that he has done all of this single-handedly. Karl first became interested in music in his early teens and began learning to play the guitar and drums. Originally metal was his genre of choice, but over time he began to appreciate many other styles and learnt to play the banjo and a bit of keyboard. As his interest in the production side of music grew, he began recording the songs he had written and even tackled the vocals himself, which is something he had never really tried before. After getting some good feedback from friends, family and other musicians he decided that he was going to start taking it more seriously and gave himself a goal to work towards - release a 5 track EP by the end of 2016!
And hell, has he succeeded! The first track on the EP is called 'Better Times'. A great mix of folk and country. The song has a simple melody supported by strong baritone vocals. Key element in the song is the banjo which adds a nice midwestern touch to this. The slack rhythm of the song almost feels like folk on marijuana. In the best sense of the term.
The best part of 'Better Times' is the chorus which, indeed, makes you "reminiscing the good times!" The dark, rich, bombastic and profound vocals really stand out.
Soundcloud link: https://soundcloud.com/eltezmondomusic/better-times
With several projects planned for 2017 that cover several different genres, Karl has created 'El Tezmondo Music' as a brand/label of sorts under which all his music and collaborations will be released.
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