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Javier Reyes' Mestis Premiere New Album, 'Polysemy' — Exclusive

Today, presents the exclusive premiere of Polysemy, the new album by Mestis, a project fronted by Animals As Leaders guitarist Javier Reyes.

The album, which will be released November 6 via Sumerian Records, showcases Reyes' vast diversity as a guitarist and features a variety of instrumentation and assistance from Animals As Leaders drummer Matt Garstka, Intronaut bassist Joe Lester and CHON's Mario Camarena and Erick Hansel.

“I’ve always wanted to create a style of music that focused on being emotionally exploitive and technically sound, yet simple enough for the average music listener to appreciate," Reyes says.

"Another influence was using the eight-string guitar in a form that is unconventional to the 'trends' or independent of characteristics that are found in music styles/genres that have popularized it. Another and important reason was to create a true form of my own independent voice as an artist, to create music that expressed my personality, upbringing, emotions and musical taste.”

Polysemy is available for preorder via iTunes, Amazon and GooglePlay.

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Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.