Dear readers, we are pleased to offer you in this article an interview with a Mexican band that offers a
mixture of Psychedelic Rock and Prog with a Jazz tinge. We welcome Rostro Del Sol.
Hello, how are you?
“Hello, excellent for this new stage.“
What is the meaning of the name of your band, Rostro Del Sol?
“The meaning of the name is the God of the sun and music, in Mayan it’s Kinich Ahau.“
Your sound incorporates elements of Psychedelia, Jazz, and Progressive Rock, where does your passion for these sounds come from?
A: “That’s right, I think it’s hereditary. I used to hear an uncle play that type of music, and I liked it. So I started to search for more of that kind of music, and I still do to this day. It’s like a chip that comes included in every person. When you start to hear the music that’s in your chip, it activates. In this case, it activates when you listen to Blues, jazz, heavy, and Progressive Rock.“
In September 2023, your new album “Blue Storm” was released. How would you describe this new work?
A: “Sentimental, natural, furious, wild, and powerful.”
Rich instrumental textures and intense vocals, what themes do the lyrics of the tracks deal with?
A: “Some songs talk about the damage we are doing to the earth, finding our purpose to change and be better, and also about a book titled “Las Enseñanzas de Don Juan” by Carlos Castaneda.“
Your music is full of intertwining between different instruments, how does the composition of your music take place?
A: “Generally, one of us brings a composition, and the other adds what is in their understanding when listening to the song. Also, some of the songs on the EP, like “El Ritual,” were created during jam sessions.
Many of your fans and our readers wonder if there will be a chance to hear your music live, do you have any plans in this regard?
A: “Of course, next year we’ll be ready with new music, many collaborations with musicians from the Mexican scene and from other countries, and with a new lineup.“
Since 2020, you have released two albums, an EP, and a few singles, how has your sound evolved over the years?
A: “I believe it has evolved as long as we don’t leave our roots. It’s about adding more knowledge and new music that we listen to. I wouldn’t like the band’s sound to change completely. I’ve seen and heard
many bands where their latest albums no longer resemble the first ones.“
The Mexican scene has always been one of the most active in Latin America, especially in the 60s and 70s. How would you describe the modern scene in your country?
A: “As you said, it has always been very active with thousands of genres and bands everywhere, playing
every weekend for different tastes. The only thing is that independent music is not valued as it should be.“
Music is constantly evolving, how do you see your genre in the future?
A: “I don’t know because Rostro del Sol doesn’t fit into a single genre. So it’s difficult to predict.“
What advice would you give to young artists approaching music in a more elaborate genre such as yours?
A: “Just don’t create barriers or stereotypes. Be free to do what they want, and if they’re going to do it, let it be natural and not just for attention. Be dedicated, practice, and learn something new musically and mentally.“
I thank Rostro Del Sol for the interview, wishing them all the best for the continuation of their artistic
“Thank you very much for supporting and conducting this small interview. I really appreciate it. I hope it’s not the last one we do. Take care, brother. Att Mitch Bálänt