tiny is the debut album from Minnesota’s Robat, an album rich in lush guitar sections from a band that is lulling in and out of reality. Reminiscent of early Wilco, the band tends to drab drift in a folk induced wave. Soaring vocals and locked drum riffs make the band particularly tasteful.
Being predominately loop based, guitarist frontwoman Kim drives the groove with looped guitar melodies stacked atop each other, slowly build a soundscape of mathy and hypnotic rhapsody, with Kim's guitar lines interlayered between Evan's tactical polyrhythmic-rich drumming.
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'...