A historical look at pioneering math rock heavyweights Breadwinner. Featuring rare audio from Butterglove, a pre-Breadwinner math rock group.
March has been a fantastic month for fresh tunes, with many exciting debuts and unexpected returns from hiatus; and we'd be absolutely buggered right-to-left trying to complete write-ups for every single album...
From time to time, we run into a band like Germany's Lingua Nada and we ask ourselves the following quasi-philosophical question: does a band start with chaos and shape it into coherency, or do they start with coherency and shape it into chaos?
Spanning four decades and multiple countries, this definitive collection of math rock albums represents the obscure, the under-appreciated, and the relics.
I admit, it's kind of strange to describe math rock tracks as 'jams'. The word 'jam' implies that a bunch of muso's can pick up instruments and follow along to a common pulse of sound. The dissonant nature of math rock surely makes this simple affair rather awkward and complex, maybe even impossible.
Southhampton math rock act Sketchshow are off to a rocketing start. Having formed only a year ago, the quintet are already well on the road to world domination, with their debut EP Patchwork hitting the internet shelves next month. The band take influence from a range of acts: Intervals, Sithu Aye, CHON, Snarky Puppy, The Internet and Everything Everything.
It's been a slow start to the year for us (maybe even for math in general?) so, naturally, we've been looking for a record to sweep us off our toes. Something to push our lethargic minds back into gear...
You might have run into French band Travolta whilst on your daily bandcamp trawls back in 2016. The Parisian four-piece had released their debut EP Aronde, a collection of feelgood instrumental rock in the vein of...
Yes, as festive revelers took to booze, Dios Trio took to bandcamp, releasing their second full length album in 7 years, the aptly titled II. We've had our eyes on this one all year. And the final question is: was it worth the wait?