Throughout their 27 year career, underground rock doyens Cheer-Accident have been enticing audiences with their captivating yet wildly odd releases. The band have candidly deconstructed and recoiled the tropes and commonalities of popular music, producing a suite of rock albums that challenge and confuse.
From the city that brought you grunge, a new quartet emerges to join the ranks emo revival-math rock dynasty. Enter Curse League, a young and exciting band currently gearing up to drop the follow-up to their 2016 release
Well, what were we really expecting? You combine two of the most eccentric France bands on the market, PoiL and ni, and what do you get? Yes indeed, an insatiable orgy of prog, spazzed-out jazz, and maximalist art-rock. This is PinioL, and here is Bran Coucou.
There's a spectrum of sorts when it comes to melody in instrumental rock. Some bands will introduce one melody and develop it over time, using the power of repetition to drive a narrative. Other bands will compile many melodies played in quick succession, opting for variety rather than development.
We've seen some interesting musical transformations in our time. And now we are witnessing another Kafka-esque metamorphosis in Bulgarian trio Mental Architects, who are expanding their musical branches far beyond their instrumental math rock salad days...
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?