Variety Show Episode 52

Written by on April 25, 2016

This is the second all vinyl show on Variety Show – check this math rock out. TERA MELOS

 

Math rock is a genre that developed in the late 1980s to early 1990s via the influence of bands such as Slint, Drive Like Jehu and Shellac who added to the already established sounds of Noise Rockand Post-Hardcore a sense of rhythmic variety and complexity that was claimed by many critics to sound almost mathematical, eventually being coined “math rock”. It became a large influence on some underground movements in the US and became a common instrumental style of certain genres including many bands of the Midwest Emo and Indie Rock scene.

By the dawn of the 21st century the sound of math rock was even more riff focused. Emphasised by polyrhythmic and winding yet consonant guitar riffs with the bass often used as a counter melody, vocals were usually used as a secondary instrument to the guitar or not at all. The genre took further influences from Jazz-Rock and Post-Rock often sounding both accessible and experimental with the dissonance of earlier math rock groups being far less dominant. Modern math rock groups includeDon Caballero, Hella, 65daysofstatic and Tera Melos. Some modern groups have also acquired mainstream success whilst using math rock influences. These bands include Battles, Minus the Bear and Foals that further show math rock’s gradual divergence from the underground.

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Playlist:

Track

Artist

Album

  • Trident Tail
    Tera Melos
    Patagonian Rats
  • The Message
    Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
    The Message
  • Ambassadors Of All That Is Good
    Tera Melos
    Drugs To The Dear Youth
  • 40 Rods To The Hogs Head
    Tera Melos
    Drugs To The Dear Youth
  • Guy Vs. DC Sniper
    Tera Melos
    Drugs To The Dear Youth
  • A Spoonful Of Slurry
    Tera Melos
    Drugs To The Dear Youth
  • The Werewolf and Ben
    Tera Melos
    Drugs To The Dear Youth
  • (Is Good For What Ails You)
    Tera Melos
    Drugs To The Dear Youth
  • Frozen Zoo
    Tera Melos
    Frozen Zoo [Single]
  • Frozen Zoo (Thawed Out Remix)
    Tera Melos
    Frozen Zoo [Single]
  • Frozen Zoo (Raleigh Moncrief Remix)
    Tera Melos
    Frozen Zoo [Single]

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