Matias Cena & Los Fictions
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Arauco Cajún



Matias Cena & The Fictions is the latest reincarnation of western fantasy: a fantasy where the camaraderie is virtue in an endless journey, transporting a stolen irrefutably sound of honky-tonk and traditional American country.

A perfect match between the composition and interpretation, which emerges the figure of the folk singer and guitarist Matias Cena, who is accompanied by his faithful band of friends, The Fictions.

Despite this strong American influence, Matias Cena & The Fictions bring to the mix the perfect ingredient: his admiration for the first wave garage in Chile, led by The Broken Glass and The Mac's. A kind of devotion and ownership of this identity forgotten by the general public.

Among the band's influences include: Gram Parsons, The Byrds, Fairport Convention, and all the current alt country Bright Eyes, M Ward, Ryan Adams and My Morning Jacket.

In early 2008, Matias Cena left the band in which he played hardcore since 2001, because he had other concerns about the music. Influenced by: Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Elliott Smith, began to make songs like that, which he recorded at home with a home studio that himself put together that summer.

So, he recorded his first albums, "It is the salt" and "We all lie - Vol.1 Spies," which opened the doors of the "myspace generation". There he met Javier Barria, Natalia Molina, Diego Peralta, Lautaro Rodriguez and thanks to the buzz it generated the kind of generation, was presented at the festival Rockodromo and other stages created by the CNCA in Valparaiso, closely linked to the "singer" in those days.

While recording these solo albums, Matias formed a band to help him play his songs live. This was the birth of "Matias Cena & The Fictions" (the training included: Matias Ordenes - drums, Pato Cena- guitar, Ismael Palma - keyboards, Agustin Palma - bassguitar). With them he recorded: "We all lie - Vol.2 Luxembourg", between February and March 2009. That recording was completely analogous, only tape, and was launched on March 25 in digital format. The album had many downloads and marked a milestone in the career of Matias Cena, who little by little was gaining a place on the Chilean national indie scene, and was recognized and highlighted by the press.

In between, he recorded: "We all lie - Vol.3 Carter", considered by its author as one of their best albums.

In January 2010, personal problems led to The Fictions to separated and, therefore, an urgent search for new members started. Change brought about by the consolidation of country and folk like style. The band joined: the multi-instrumentalist Manuel Salvat, bass player Francisco Toledo and Andres Jorquera on Pedal Steel. During that year they continued to perform while working in parallel is the composition of "Arauco Cajun", this time, had a much more important to the rest of the musicians.

In April 2011, Matias Cena and The Fictions were consolidated as a band playing country. Furthermore, in September of that year, they joined the record label Algorecords responsible of the launch of their new album: "Arauco Cajun." Decorded by Alejandro Gomez PERROSKY in studies A Algorecords and mastered in Buenos Aires (Argentina) by Gonzalo "Bird" Rainoldi.

So far, it has been released with great success "Raíz," is the first single from the album. They recorded a live video session by Pablo Giadach in Studio B.
The video was directed by Rodrigo Astaburuaga

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