From: CA, United States
Genre: Alternative/Alt. Rock, Electro, Experimental
Omar Montes. Since childhood, the art of music was very appealing to him but very uncommon in his family. The lack of support from them, deviated his education to other areas and made it impossible to dream about a career in the music industry. After being ridiculed by many people, he decided to keep learning and never give up. This was just the beginning, he knew that hard work will make his dream come true. There have been many positive outcomes in this journey, but people always criticized his work saying: "It's not mainstream enough".
Once in College, Omar was able to learn various techniques of Music Composition, Guitar, Piano and gained experience on how to work many aspects of a Recording Studio. After a while, he was able to express the sounds created in his head. The inspiration came from Jaguares, Steve Vai, Bjork, and others. But most importantly, the messages within the paintings of Salvador Dali and Alex Grey changed his life forever, taking his perspective of art to a different level.
Omar has played in many other bands in the past, always trying to enjoy the different ways of how people listen, write and perceive music. But the meaning or purpose of every composition he wrote never concurred with the rest of the band and led him to pursue a "Solo" project; this was the birth of Music Montes Records (MMR). Omar believes that music should come from the inspiration of the artist and give an elevating experience to the listener (expanding minds); never with the intention of manipulating any composition in order to be more popular and sell more albums (keeping the true essence of the artist).