Dublin City's benevolent jazz/math wizards Alarmist, alongside NY production artist Afghaniscan, have put together a video for "Lactic Tang," one of the band's more 70's fusion inspired tracks off their debut Sequesterer, released earlier this year.
Øgïvęš Big Band is not just an exercise in exotic symbology, it is a supergroup in the Bristol underground prog and math scene. Comprising the troupe are guitarist Ben Harris (Øgïvęš, ANTA, Rainbow Slicer), bassist Ben Holyoake (Lambhorn), and drummer Oli Cocup (Lambhorn, My Octopus Mind). Sharing a passion for musical experimentation and the avant garde, the trio set out to warp all your favourite heavy rock tropes and throw your expectations back in your face.
In Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse 5, Billy Pilgrim is a war veteran with a peculiar predicament: he's got himself 'unstuck in time'. WHAT. 'All moments, past, present and future, always have existed, always will exist'...
Much like – let’s say – duck à l’orange, the constituents of Luo’s sound, on paper, haven’t, at first glance, ever appeared too likely to mingle well. Thick, hazy electronica and tumbling, wonky prog leanings; a bird and a citrus fruit? Neither part feels instantly plausible to mesh without prompting some discord however, as contemporaries such as Three Trapped Tigers and Poisonous Birds consistently prove (as regards the music, not the cuisine), the two can make for comfy bedfellows.
Seemingly overnight, The Bulletproof Tiger morphed from a non-descript local band to one of Canada's key math rock exports and exemplars of the genre's renaissance in the 00's. This is their story, featuring never-before-seen photos of the band and exclusive insight from the members.
It’s been a whole year since Delta Sleep released their sophomore album Ghost City. Insincere exclamations of how quickly the time passed aside, in this time, Delta Sleep have enjoyed transatlantic success and found themselves no longer having to play the early slots of sweaty math rock all-day festivals confined to the gloomy and oppressive basements of Shoreditch bars.
Adding odd meters and angular riffs to indie rock is like sprinkling chilli on your chocolate ice cream. Conceptually, it seems problematic; they are simply different elements. But, when blended well, it's a delectable and slightly bewildering sensory experience.