The Maya Mountains are a mountain range located in Belize and eastern Guatemala, in Central America. In addition Maya Mountains is an Italian band that plays an amalgam of rock, psychedelic and stoner. The band was formed sixteen years ago, and five years ago the band started to compose new music. Long jam sessions, new riffs, visions and concepts were the bases of the new album Era, their second album. Recorded, mixed by Edoardo Pellizzari and produced by Alessandro Siniscalch.
Era is about a tramp named Enrique Dominguez who after a leap in time lands in the desert of an unknown world. He plunges into a cactus and falls into a hallucination in an uninhabited city beyond the walls, dark presences await Dominguez!
Mintaurs and Cerberos follow him to drink his blood. On the top of the sacred tower he talks to asorcerer, recites prayers with a cat mask and lets him fly through the constellations of infinite space, where he will orbit forever, between galaxies and star dust.
The inspiration for the second album of Maya Mountains is moving among these dreamlike sceanrios. Twelve years after the debut Hash And Pornography, the Venetian band returns with a sound exploration that evokes dark and deep visions of a fascinating journey and that embraces the work of their last 5 years.
Unfortunately Maya Mountains won’t realize a video on You Tube from the new album. Why they make that choice I do not understand, but of course I have to respect the choice. We therefore get to listen to some older songs.
Maya Mountains is close to stoner rock, heavy psych, 70’s sounds and bands like Blak Sabbath, Melvins and Kyuss. In 2006 Maya Mountains recorded their first album Hash And Pornograph” under the direction of Giulio Ragno Favero. The album was released by Go Down Records in 2008. After 2 years of intense live shows, the band went to a hiatus.
Between 2010 and 2014 all members were involved in different side-projects, both under Go Down Records, with the names of Goliath and Tundra. Goliath was a collective musical project, founded and coordinated by the drummer Marco Martinez Bortoletto. The homonymous album released in 2012, involved 21 musicians from the Italian stoner-doom scene of the noughties. Tundra was an instrumental project that brought together only Bortoletto and Toffanello for the album entitled Coro, released in 2014.