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EXCLUSIVE // Monotrope deliver mind-boggling instrumental math-rock in their new video ‘Prismatic Symmetry’

Monotrope is set to release their second album, Immutable Future, on November 21, and we’re thrilled to have the exclusive premiere for their music video for the aptly titled 'Prismatic Symmetry'. The band’s debut album, Unifying Receiver, was a real treat for fans of 90’s influenced more angular styled math rock, and Immutable Future further develops the band’s sound and style.
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VIDEO // Behold the off-kilter riff fest in Øgïvęš Big Band’s new single ‘Tethra’

Øgïvęš Big Band is not just an exercise in exotic symbology, it is a supergroup in the Bristol underground prog and math scene. Comprising the troupe are guitarist Ben Harris (Øgïvęš, ANTA, Rainbow Slicer), bassist Ben Holyoake (Lambhorn), and drummer Oli Cocup (Lambhorn, My Octopus Mind). Sharing a passion for musical experimentation and the avant garde, the trio set out to warp all your favourite heavy rock tropes and throw your expectations back in your face.
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Alarmist – Sequesterer (2019)

Describing the music of Dublin trio Alarmist is a difficult task to indulge in. In the case of their latest release, Sequesterer, genre classification serves only as a mere reference for newcomers: electronic music, jazz, progressive, experimental, post, math rock… you name it. Alarmist pushes boundaries to deliver an unparalleled sonic experience, even for the seasoned melomaniacs
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EXCLUSIVE // Instrumental math rock trio concrete concrete blend complexity and emotion in their new single ‘Iris Sky’

Math rock is a genre of excess, of indulgence. It is a genre that, due to the weight of its complexity and technicality, is susceptible to becoming overwhelming in the average listener. So often it is that the listener becomes lost, cast away from the musical narrative and this, unfortunately, makes the genre susceptible to not being taken seriously...
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Memory of Elephants – Beachballin’ (2019)

A number of weeks ago, having embarked on a brief perambulation, I suffered the deep misfortune of falling victim to a kidnapping; a posse of ruffians forced a hood over my head and scooped me into the back of a transit van and I saw nothing until I awoke; alone, my surroundings, a pleasant yet unsettlingly corporate board room. There were some biscuits in a little dish so I took one. “Hmm”, said I, “These biscuits taste as though they have been produced with Kworn™ High Quality Meat Substitute”.