Thundercat is a man of many talents. A record producer, singer and bassist (six string, obviously), he’s worked with many artists over a multitude of genres, hip-hop to thrash metal. Drunk incorporates his rich tapestry of musical experience to generate something totally distinctive and unique.
As we begin the journey of UNO by Ecuador's Amalgamamma, we find ourselves headfirst into a reverse delay/loop of melody; incoming guitar, bass and percussion feel like artillery hitting no man’s land.
Japan experimental jazz trio mouse on the keys transition from the resounding melodic poignancy of previous records towards a softer, minimalist and ultimately more somber territory in Out Of Body. It is a territory that comprises brooding post-punk synths in 'Earache'...
In their 14 years of existence LITE have always been good at doing something new on each release; using different instruments, adding a sprinkle of other genres one wouldn’t normally associate with them and generally keeping things fresh. Yet they always seems to maintain a mix of clean guitar twiddle and filthy funk rhythms that is theirs alone.
Inked is the first effort from Dallas band Abelia. A suite comprising eight high energy but soulful groovy math rock tracks, the debut parades an array of moods, from the upbeat vivacious 'RE:Gust' to the powerful and climactic closer 'Fruit Salad'.
Chung Antique's new release Artesian Swell/Norse Code entices with rhythmic impulse and melodic permutations. On this follow-up to full-length Sweater Weather, they embodying the spirit of the west-coast math-punk underground, by way of Minneapolis-tinged '90s alt-riffs, weaving and swerving their way into a fresh take on a changing form.
A good jazz record is much like a David Lynch film, the complexity keeping you in a state of bewilderment but the substance compelling enough to retain your curiosity. It was clear from the outset that Strobes was to frequent the union inside the complex/compelling Venn diagram, as the band slowly released teaser tracks from what would be their debut.