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.
Since forming in 2017, Standards have proven to be a vibrant math-rock duo. Their self-titled EP was released just last spring and they've already prepared a basket of delectable, juicy songs for us to enjoy.
The mathy pop proggers Death and the Penguin released their long awaited debut full-length album, Anomie, earlier this summer in partnership with Lonely Voyage Records. Since forming in 2013, the band has established itself as a must see live act and made their ArcTanGent debut this year as well as playing WRONG Festival.