An exclusive feature documenting one of math rock's best kept secrets: the contemporary Japanese scene. Call it math rock, post rock, 'j-math' or whatever, there is something special happening here. We explore the sound, the structure, the history, and the present. Featuring interviews with Uchu Conbini, MOMA and te_ri.
Commonly perceived as a complex, vivacious and technical, math rock appears to be far removed from anything that could be considered laid back, loose, and 'slack'. Yet, for Brighton instrumental rockers Cousin, the incorporation of 'slacker rock' motifs into their mathematical sound certainly seems possible. We talked to the Brighton lads about their songwriting, their influences, and their sound.