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Rodrigo San Martin releases video for Ourobvoros

Rodrigo San Martin
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Argentine prog multi-instrumentalist Rodrigo San Martin had released a video for Ouroboros. It's taken from his sixth album, Arcana (Act 1) which is released on November 14. You can watch the video for the 20-plus minute long track below.

Arcana (Act 1) will be the very first progressive rock album to feature 8D audio, a new production technique that provides Surround sound for headphones. San Martin's 2010 debut album "1" was the very first Latin American album to be mixed in 5.1 surround sound.

"From the very beginning, the album was created around the 8D Audio concept," San Martin explains. "This new mixing technique allows the music to have a Surround effect designed for headphones. Unlike Stereo, where there are only two audio channels (left and right), in 8D Audio the sound comes not only from the sides, but also from the front and back, and up and down, providing a complete 360° audio experience."

San Martin, who has also featured in Vanished From The Earth and Soiuls Unite, and is currently a member of Astral Platypus, is considered one of the main figures Argentina’s progressive rock’s revival, since he is the founding member and leader of La Resistencia Progresiva Argentina: a group of progressive bands, with whom he works with in different projects to promote the genre. One of these initiatives is the Baires Prog Fest, a music festival in Buenos Aires, which has already had fifteen editions.

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.