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Laid back Jazz-prog guitarist Waxamilion releases video for ‘Pawn Island’

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Austrian instrumental guitar project Waxamilion have shared a music video for their single ‘Pawn Island’, taken from their second album Random Notes which was released on 29th December.

Watch the video here.

Stream the album here: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/waxamilion/random-notes

Max Dornauer, the man behind the project, comments: “This tune is fast paced and chaotic, especially in the opening third, which is characterised by a certain guitar technique called selective picking (made popular by Tosin Abasi of Animals as Leaders).

That technical section is followed by a more chill middle part, and the song ends in a prog metal riff-oriented outro.

All of that happens in only two and a half minutes, making it quite a rollercoaster ride. This song, even though it’s short, is a very Waxamilion-style tune, in the sense that new listeners can get a good picture of what the rest of my catalogue sounds like”. 

Max “Waxamilion” Dornauer, hailing from the serene landscapes of Austria, is a musician known for his easygoing style and knack for blending genres. Starting his musical journey at the tender age of six against the backdrop of the Alps, the jazz-influenced guitarist has grown into an experimental songwriter and a production fanatic.

Operating under the alias WaxamilionMax has built a devoted fanbase through a DIY approach. Collaborating with notable artists like Jack GardinerCharlie Robbins (Artificial Language), Marcos Mena (Standards), Forrest Rice (Covet), Stephen Taranto (The Helix Nebula), Richard Henshall (Haken), Wes ThrailkillTravis Orbin, and Dan James Griffin has added depth to his musical repertoire.

Max‘s musical fusion is a laid-back blend of RnB sophistication and the rhythmic vibes of progressive rock and metal. He effortlessly merges angular guitar lines with mellow hip-hop beats, crafting an engaging sound that occasionally ventures into exhilarating spontaneity.

Taking his tunes on the road, Waxamilion achieved a notable milestone by playing a support show for Unprocessed in Los Angeles in April 2023. This experience, coupled with captivating audiences in the United States, Mexico, and India, highlights Max‘s commitment to expanding his reach on the global stage.

Notably, he released his sophomore album, Random Notes, on 29th December 2023, marking a new chapter and his first album available on vinyl, adding an extra layer of warmth to his musical catalog.

Waxamillion online:

1. Noseblunt
2. Steezy
3. Pawn Island
4. Vanish
5. Freistil
6. Random Notes
7. Unnatural Selection
8. Feelium
9. Knusperity

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