Much like – let’s say – duck à l’orange, the constituents of Luo’s sound, on paper, haven’t, at first glance, ever appeared too likely to mingle well. Thick, hazy electronica and tumbling, wonky prog leanings; a bird and a citrus fruit? Neither part feels instantly plausible to mesh without prompting some discord however, as contemporaries such as Three Trapped Tigers and Poisonous Birds consistently prove (as regards the music, not the cuisine), the two can make for comfy bedfellows.
Alarmist’s 2015 record Popular Demain – with its bustling, jigsaw rhythms, fizzing synths and remarkable, pointillist guitar work – was a gamechanger. Continuing the grand tradition of Irish instrumental brilliance, the Dublin act broke boundaries, skirting the worlds of jazz, post-rock and math and flirting with influence from experimental electronica, to produce a bona-fide modern masterpiece (math-sterpiece©™ if you will…).
A number of weeks ago, having embarked on a brief perambulation, I suffered the deep misfortune of falling victim to a kidnapping; a posse of ruffians forced a hood over my head and scooped me into the back of a transit van and I saw nothing until I awoke; alone, my surroundings, a pleasant yet unsettlingly corporate board room. There were some biscuits in a little dish so I took one. “Hmm”, said I, “These biscuits taste as though they have been produced with Kworn™ High Quality Meat Substitute”.
For those not in the know – which is most people – there exists an obscure, French nook of prog called Zeuhl. Zeuhl is fascinating; possibly the most purely...
What makes a virtuoso; an incredible musician? Query google, “world’s greatest guitarist”, and doubtless your browser will be awash with well-maned men sicking up harmonic minor scales, gurning into the abyss
Late last year, crazy Nordic loop rockers Aiming For Enrike exploded into mine and many other’s ears, the beastly warped grooves of the duo’s third LP, Las Napalmas, making waves across the wierdo rock community.
It is a beautiful day at the park. Nestled high, in damp climbing frame arms, everything expands outwards before you: skies, pastel blue and jewelled with oddly handsome birds, stroking clouds, formed into trivial shapes - solely for your pleasure...
Back in January 2017, we released Tall Talker’s debut single, 'Blaster', a glorious little slice of math, fusing the stylings of techy slapping...
Masterminded by the combined forces of northern promoters MADE: PRESENTS and the infamous John Niblock of Black Sheep, the latest addition to the scene is the incredibly exciting Reckoner Festival, a Sheffield all-dayer in October, boasting a seriously, seriously immense lineup.