Indie rock god Rob Crow has become somewhat of a demigod in the math rock realm. His collaborations have included Zach Hill, Spencer Seim, Carson McWhirter and Nick Reinhart. We take a proper dive into Rob Crow's back catalogue in this new focus feature...
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
The mathy pop proggers Death and the Penguin released their long awaited debut full-length album, Anomie, earlier this summer in partnership with Lonely Voyage Records. Since forming in 2013, the band has established itself as a must see live act and made their ArcTanGent debut this year as well as playing WRONG Festival.
Late last year, crazy Nordic loop rockers Aiming For Enrikeexploded 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.
Math rock is at an all-time high. The rising popularity of the genre, with its frenetic guitar noodles and unpredictable polyrhythms, has resulted in a rapid proliferation of aspiring bands across the United States and United Kingdom. But the new sounds of math rock are happening in a place where you'd least expect it...
This is the story of Glans, a math rock band lost in the annals of time. It's a story that involves Dave Konopka of Battles, the underground Boston math rock scene, and an exclusive premiere of an unreleased album 20 years since its original recording.
In the first couple decades of a new century a genre music formed that became popular with the youth of the time who enjoyed underground non-mainstream music. Part of the sound of this music was forged from using innovative music technology that recently became available as well as specific playing techniques and styles not being used in other forms of contemporary music.