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
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...
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.
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”.
Falcon Punch were as explosive as they were elusive. In a mere matter of weeks in 2014, the Canadian band dropped a track to widespread acclaim and were subsequently scooped up by London label Blood and Biscuits
As well as being lauded masters of beefy riffs, Memory of Elephants write songs that are to the point. The Bristol trio is not one to dawdle, dilly-dally or beat around the bush with unnecessary interludes and musical platitudes...
Chicago has no shortage of instrumental rock bands continually coming out of the Windy City, and Cascader is continuing the lineage of Midwest instrumental trios that come before them.
A lot of people ask us about the name Fecking Bahamas, and also the podcast name ‘Room Temperature Suite’. Pundits of classic 90’s math rock will be quick to point out that these are references to the eminent math rock act Don Caballero.