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.
Around 1991, Cardiacs members Tim Smith, Sarah Smith and William Drake collaborated to record material for their side project The Sea Nymphs. 25 years later, a core of their unreleased music has re-emerged from the vaults, which forms their new compilation On The Dry Land.
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.