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.
An exclusive feature documenting one of math rock's best kept secrets: the contemporary Japanese scene. Call it math rock, post rock, 'j-math' or whatever, there is something special happening here. We explore the sound, the structure, the history, and the present. Featuring interviews with Uchu Conbini, MOMA and te_ri.
When Tera Melos played in Leeds recently, we caught up with Nick Reinhart and Nathan Latona, and had some long, deep, meaningful and fascinating chats. Not really. Well kind of. Here's Part I of the interview, all about pedals. Part II coming soon!
Commonly perceived as a complex, vivacious and technical, math rock appears to be far removed from anything that could be considered laid back, loose, and 'slack'. Yet, for Brighton instrumental rockers Cousin, the incorporation of 'slacker rock' motifs into their mathematical sound certainly seems possible. We talked to the Brighton lads about their songwriting, their influences, and their sound.