The thirteen jazz-inflected Brazilian rock songs on “VOX” result from a two-year long recording, writing, and production process between Martins and luminary jazz guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel. It’s appropriate that VOX will be released on the former’s independent label Heartcore Records . Though this will be Pedro Martins first album for Heartcore as a leader, it will not be the first time he has appeared in the Heartcore discography; Martins is a featured member of Kurt Rosenwinkel’s Caipi Band and can be heard playing guitar, keyboards, and singing on the 2017 Heartcore Records release “Caipi”. He has spent the last two years touring the world with Rosenwinkel’s band, in addition to the pursuit of his own diverse and creative musical projects.
VOX features Martin’s prolific multi-instrumental capacities; On this record he plays guitar, piano/synths, bass, drums, percussion, flute and sings in a beautiful seraphic falsetto. He is also the principle composer, arranger, and wrote most of the lyrics on the record. Altogether, VOX is a deeply personal and complex journey where the listener is invited to join Martins in his wonderful world of sound and story. “This album is like a book of stories that happened in my life, and what you can hear there is actually my inner voice narrating those stories through the medium of music” says Pedro Martins. Martins is touring in support of his second solo album VOX, with Felipe Viegas on keys and guitar, Frederico Heliodoro on bass and vocals, Antonio Loureiro on drums, percussion, keys and vocals, and Renato Galvão on drums.