Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Unicornibot - Mambotron (2013)

Spanish math served up with an alt-rock bent. The time changes are seamlessly integrated into the package making it a blast to listen to. Unicornibot (aside from a name that's a bit difficult to pronounce) have a familiar feel, almost a throwback sound in a way. Must say they do very much play by their own rules however. Some pretty neat riff interplay and drums as well.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sleep For the Nightlife

Hey! This is a pretty overdue post buuuuut, like all good things, they must happen in their own time. Let's get started: if you're not aware, Toronto's Sleep for the Nightlife is like 11 tons of kobe beef raining down into your maw. I saw these guys a few years back and it was a positively punishing experience, dagger-like precision and grace imbued with incredible power. Instrumental hooks? You like 'em? These guys rain those puppies like Ray Allen does three pointers. Soundwise you've got your wonderfully busy post-rock base with a firm grip on the math realm. Excellent guitar interplay and always interesting kit work. Yet there is enough of the familiar to keep you grounded and waiting for the
next cool moment. Trust me, you won't have to wait long to start loving this.  

Monday, September 16, 2013

Death and the Ninth Day - Man Falls Down Well

I have been patiently waiting on this record to come out ever since I first checked these guys out back at the start of the year. Back then they had just the three tracks of this, with another four to follow. Well I can happily say it was worth the wait, as these guys have laid down some epic tunes with some serious instrumentation. Though not purely Math Rock there is plenty here for you to enjoy, with a sound that to me incorporates indie-sounding tech metal, prog, and a healthy dose of math, to name a few of the styles they weave together. At points they sound a bit like Animals as Leaders covering TTNG tunes (well, that's what struck me when I first heard the track hanging houses).