Five years ago, Mental Architects released an album. A year later, they climbed a mountain. On top of that mountain, they wrote and recorded a song which would become the conceptual basis for their next album, Ascend.
Travel to the Midwest United States during the peak of autumn. The air has become thin and cold, the trees have shed their foliage, and the wildlife is scarce. Dismal, overcast skies eloquently contrast the withering landscape. This particular time of year inspired the writing of Via Luna's third EP Wilt.
They say good things always come in twos. Couldn't be any more true for two-piece two-named Partout Partout. The Grand Est duo features Florian Borojevic, splitting his time between two bands, the other being one of our favourite instrumental noise outfits: 100% Chevalier.
All The Best Tapes are back, friends. Real back. Self-categorized under the tongue-in-cheek genre of 'thrash jazz' (about as tongue-in-cheek as 'math rock' - Ed.), the Stoke quartet are 'waking the egg' in their latest video, 'Perfect Hibernation'.
Saint Etienne's cacaphonic trio Ça have become exemplars of the chaotic and abrasive nature of French math rock, a country that harbors (or harbored) outfits such as Pneu, 100% Chevalier, Jean Jean, Chevreuil, Cheval De Frise.
Hopefully, we proved to you that Ireland is shit-hot spot for math rock, post-rock and instrumental rock when we released our free Ireland compilation a couple of months back. You might even remember 'Sunday Sandwich' from County Wicklow outfit Milo. Well, *NEWSFLASH*: Milo's moved on to bigger and brighter things it seems...