Name: Eduardo Antonio Mariné Martínez

 

Date and place of birth: 09/20/90 - Mexico City

 

Musical influences: Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree, Peter Gabriel, Dream Theater, Anathema, Haken, Ayreon, Pink Floyd, Hans Zimmer, Joe Hisaishi, Muse, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Angra, Opeth, Periphery, Rhapsody, Nightwish, BT, Flying Colors, Thrice, Ben Howard, Bon Iver, Transatlantic, Neal Morse, Tool, Rush, Yes, Genesis, Nobuo Uematsu, Kansas, Elton John and Queen (among many others, of course!)

 

Favorite albums:

 

Dream Theater - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

Joe Hisaishi - Studio Ghibli Concert @ Budokan

Thrice - The Alchemy Index

BT - This Binary Universe

Steven Wilson - Grace for Drowning

 

Favorite movies:

 

Fantasia

The Shawshank Redemption

The Godfather Pt. II

Interstellar

A Clockwork Orange

 

Music equipment: Korg Kronos 88 and Kronos 73, Roland Fantom G8, ROLI Seaboard RISE 49, Arturia Keylab 88 MIDI Controller, Spectrasonics Omnisphere, Trilian and Keyscape, Native Instruments Komplete 11 Ultimate, ROLI Equator, Geoshred, Apple Mainstage 3, several Kontakt 5 sample libraries, reFX Nexus.

Lalo on Urania:
This will always be a very special record to me given this was my very first 'professional' music output ever (we were 18 years old when we wrote most of the pieces!). I remember coming up with the main riff of 'Cycle of Madness' and the excitement Francesc, Daniel and I were feeling back then because we were finally writing some true progressive metal music. This is a very energetic and hopeful album that gave direction to everything we did as a band afterwards.
Favorite songs: The Wings and A Passage Through My Past Life

Lalo on The Conspiracy Chronicles:
This album I will always remember as my musical lovechild with my long time friend Francesc, given we wrote most of the music for this album together back in 2012. We were so bent into writing a complex progressive rock concept album that we ended up coming up with almost 82 minutes of music! Definitely our most ambitious and daring musical adventure up to that point.
Favorite songs: Advent of the Thinking/The Great Elector/The Memory Delusion (I will always consider these three songs a single musical piece).

Lalo on A Brief Encounter With Myself:
This is by far the most mature and cohesive album we've ever done (you people will be the judges if it's the best!). Stylistically it's the most diverse we've ever sounded; and for once I was glad I did not get to write most of the lyrics for the album! Out of our three current records, this is the one that feels more as a band effort, which is something I appreciate dearly. 
Favorite songs: The Gazing Mirror, A Brief Encounter With Myself