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2/8/2015 CliveAnders 5813 CliveAnders
4 stars [3 Votes, 4.17 Stars]
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Farewell to Arms
Average: 4 stars
[1 Votes, 4 Stars, 1 Comment]


Ben Ordonez(Vocals, Guitar), Andy Natt(Bass), Aaron Lum(Lead Guitar), Andrew Jensen(Drums)


Altamara is a four piece rock band from Eugene, Oregon from 2004-2006. When vocalist and guitarist Ben Ordonez left Absolute Zero, he met up with local bassist, Andy Natt to work on material. The two realized that something special was developing. After several late night phone calls, lead guitarist Aaron Lum was persuaded to move from Salem to Eugene and pursue music with Ben and Andy. Former "Concerning Iscariot" drummer Kasey Tompkins met Lum and helped record their first demo. Andrew Jensen stepped in to fulfill show dates and to record the lastest CD.

The quartet spent the first half of 2005 writing material, culminating in a four-song studio demo. After only a few live performances, the band's energizing music had produced a devoted fan base. The record was hungrily eaten up and the fans wanted more. This sent Altamara back to the studio to record four additional tracks to satisfy the desires of their fans. "The life of the band is the fans," says Natt, "they drive and inspire use." These eight songs have indeed given the band the life they need. The fan base spans the Willamette Valley, covers California, and has even reached Tennessee.

The band's catalogue includes songs that cover diverse styles. From the infusion of rock riffs matched with wild guitar solos, primal screams, thumping bass riffs, and flying drum sticks, to soft intimate vocals with ethereal and melodic rhythms, there is something for everyone. The song "Farewell of Arms" captivated radio listeners as it landed on NRQ's Native Noise. The band has since pursued the concept that music should not just be for the sake of music but rather to entertain and inspire those who hear it. Altamara is truly great music to listen to. The group disbanded at the start of 2006, so for now enjoy our music!!!!


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