Experimental Instrumental Group
Alta Tension is a four piece experimental instrumental band formed in Valencia, Spain. Their sound is based heavily on progressive music, with touches of electronica, jazz, and alternative rock. Fronted by AJ Ramirez from California, most of their music is built around structures made on a 7-string guitar through hardware loop pedals. Drums and percussion are provided by Swiss pocket-drummer Guy Schneider, with Tejas Gorti from Seattle, Washington on six-string bass. Matt Mcintyre from Austin, Texas plays synths in the band and contributes much of the sound design. Alta Tension combines standard live rock instrumentation with electronic influences and technology, favoring group vibe and flow over individual soloing.