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Enigmatic and often shrouded in amongst a late 90s post-hardcore flurry, Faraquet are a band known almost entirely for their cult favourite, The View from This Tower. This is their story, as told by Devin Ocampo.
Chile witnessed the birth of a band which, since 2014, has been standing for all South American math rock around the globe: tortuganónima. The four Chilean boys join a range of distinct genres to their sound, such as free jazz, post hardcore, emo and math rock. They have a very fruitful career, with a very long list of accomplishments, including several tours around South America, US, Europe and Japan, and opening for toe in their most recent visit to the country.
In this Focus piece, we talk with Juan Godfrid and Diego Fraga, founders and active members of the Argentinian math rock and post rock label anomalia ediciones. And what's that about a math rock documentary?
>Nestled within the rich annals of the Chicago alternative music scene, Swerp Records existed for only two years, from 2012 to 2014. Founded by J. Matthew Nix and Jonathan Mondragon, the label boasted an eclectic roster of bands from south-suburban Chicago and beyond that together present an important snapshot of a regional scene. Swerp was a modest DIY operation. Its hyper-local focus celebrated an esteemed musical pedigree while fostering a new generation of groundbreaking musicians. What started in a “punk loft” aptly named The Swerp Mansion didn’t end up evolving into much more. But the label and the bands on it made their presence felt, and their influence continues to resonate today.
An in-depth exploration on the history of the Fender telecaster, a weapon-of-choice for many math rock musicians and enthusiasts. Featuring photos and insight from a collection of math rock bands.