We bring you a comprehensive history of math rock in Russia, to complement the release of our newest compilation, Fecking Bahamas II. Russia. This comprehensive historical account of Russian math features interviews with Weary Eyes, Riding The Diplodoc and ED.
In this second installment our 'How To Collect Pedals' series, Kat talks to Rory Friers of And So I Watch You From Afar about his history with guitar pedals. This article includes an exclusive live video of And So I Watch You From Afar playing at ArcTanGent, courtesy of our friends at Small Pond Recordings.
A while back we introduced you to bedroom musicians, those one-man-bands who perform, record, produce, master and distribute all their music from home. In this, the second part of our 'Lone Rangers' feature, we introduce you to one-man-bands who not only play multiple instruments, but play them simultaneously live on stage. Featuring interviews in Sam Knight (Theo), Jerry Joiner (Girlfriends) and Henry Kohen (Mylets).
ArcTanGent 2014 is the talk of the town amongst post- and math- fans of the United Kingdom. Featuring an array of amazing bands across niche genres such as math rock, post rock, instrumental rock, post-metal and the like, this festival is going to reign. Here, we pick our favourites of the festival.
Improvisation requires one to execute a swift decision on how to progress during a performance, certainly not an easy task. Improvising as a group must be an even more complicated feat, as there must be a mutual connection shared between the performers that helps them collectively register not only when it is the right time to progress, but also the preferred way to steer the performance. In this Focus article we talk to Ahleuchatistas about how important improvisation is to their sound...
We are back with the second instalment in our Tera Melos chronicles. In this part, Kat talks with the lads about the song-writing process in their recent album X'd Out. Tera Melos give us an insight into writing music, generating song titles, surf, and the intricacies of X'd Out.
Kyoju Murakami of te_ri has devoted his music career to finding the 'forbidden rhythm', a rhythm that lies at the border between repetitive pulses and chaos. In this feature, we gain an insight into Murakami's unique approach to creating complex rhythms. Featuring exclusive unreleased music from te_ri!
In the last few years, crowdfunding has seriously taken off as an avenue for independent bands to release their music without label support. But that doesn't mean it's easy. One band who has spectacularly pulled off this feat is Cleft, an instrumental math band from Manchester UK, in support of their debut full-length. We caught up with them to see how they did it.
In this feature we present 15 classic 'mathematical' bands that we think are deserving of your humble attention. We travel back as far as the late 1980's to dig out some of the hidden gems, and the bleedingly obvious ones. Also be sure to check out the accompanying playlist on our Youtube channel.