Rockin’ Out With The Mayan Factor
Unfortunately this band is no more. Singer Ray-Ray snuffed it in early 2011 after overdosing on heroin. It really is a pity, as The Mayan Factor’s music is a real treat to the ear!
The band, from Baltimore, Maryland played a progressive sort of Rock characterized by the use of ethnic instruments and acoustic guitars, while still sounding solid and heavy. The main contributor to the band’s feel, in my opinion and based on listening to only a handful of songs, is the bass-acoustic guitar combination that creates immense depth. Over the course of the band’s career they released two albums; In Lake ‘ch (2003) and 44 (2005). Will serve up a song or two after the jump!
Credits to Rufio for directing our attention towards this group!
The first one is Rufio’s cut, called Warflower is from In Lake ‘ch. Lovely atmospheric feel a la Katatonia or Porcupine Tree perhaps, though with a Southern / Country inclination. This song works as a little river streaming through a changing landscape, not slowing down but picking up strength along the way. It’s delicious!
The other song is from In Lake ‘ch as well, simply because it’s the one I dig most of the songs I’ve heard, after Warflower. This one, perhaps, has a bit of a Puddle of Mud feel. Country-like Rock with a proper low end. Have a go at it!