David Grubbs has the kind of distinguished career that no one band or project fully represents his musical output. When his name is mentioned some might think of his ground-breaking work with early math rock innovators Bastro...
The consolation of math rock is that the unexpected is expected. The listener is often presented with a non-conventional sensory overload and, as the song finishes, are left picking up the many pieces and trying to make sense of them.
Since their self-titled release in 2011, And So I Watch You From Afar has been crafting a unique blend of boisterous and energetic instrumental rock, with heavy emphasis on guitar shredding and digital pedal trickery.
Sheffield-via-Ireland math rockers Ganglionshave unveiled their second group of thoughtfully crafted quintuplets unto the world. The 4 songs on Thirsty are further proof of the band's hard work in 2017, considering their debut EP Fetch! was also released this year.
As far as we can tell, Anthony Fremont, whose namesake adorns Anthony Fremont's Garden Solutions is not in fact a physical member of the Ohio math-noise quartet. Rather, he is (purportedly) a 6 year old monster who, in between transmogrifying reality based on the thoughts he hears inside people's minds, writes music vicariously through guitarist Marcus Drake.
Ask the average person what they know about Luxembourg, and they probably won't get a lot further than (a) shit at football (b) rich/tax haven (c) something about the EU, they had a meeting there once, right?
Grindcore is a brilliant genre; in fact, just generally, aggressive-tech-metal can be a very rewarding style of music – there’s a furious, electrifying energy captured in the violence of the music, which can ultimately prove tangibly cathartic. However, it’s such that, most often, that same energy is pumped into the creation of darker, angrier music which, without wanting to criticise, is not what listeners seeking a fix of intense, aggressive music always want.