JOB is an instrumental band from Chicago whose music is neither devotional nor vocational in theme, but rather an answered prayer for those who long to translate outside vibrations flooding towards the cochlea of the inner ear into the flush and rush of some paradoxical, refined barbarism.
According to Kassei, Geraardsbergen is one of the country’s sleepiest provincial towns. An exemplary slice of the great Belgian pastoral. It was in Geraardsbergen that the band's four musicians started bouncing material off each other in a garden shed. 'Kassei' is the Belgian word for 'cobblestone', it sounds rather fitting given the bucolic nature of the band's early days.
Late last year, crazy Nordic loop rockers Aiming For Enrikeexploded into mine and many other’s ears, the beastly warped grooves of the duo’s third LP, Las Napalmas, making waves across the wierdo rock community.
If you don't know anything about Estonia, you need to. It boasts the lowest population density in Europe. It is a country with exceptional credentials in the sport of competitive wife-carrying, despite there being more women than men. Public transport is free. The p2p file sharing software Kazaa was invented there.
We've seen some interesting musical transformations in our time. And now we are witnessing another Kafka-esque metamorphosis in Bulgarian trio Mental Architects, who are expanding their musical branches far beyond their instrumental math rock salad days...
•LAC•'s first EP 141/146 was a varied beast. In parts it was a tight, almost minimalist piece of instrumental rock, clipped down to clicking drums and relaxed guitar lines. In others it exploded into walls of reverb'ed guitar that sounded like a band of hundreds rather than three.