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math rock in my book
i hate these everchanging genre names.
65daysofstatic (Math Rock)
Battles (Math Dance)
Dillinger Escape Plan (Mathcore)
Also some band called Meshuggah or something like that who are Mathcore I think.
I started a thread a couple of months ago because I had no idea what it was either. I discovered 65daysofstatic, my whole perception of music changed, I really couldn't believe what I was hearing.
more post rock??? a bit of both? they are certainly pretty different to don cab and hella, but have the crazy guitar and time signitures.
maybe. it just seems a bit weird grouping them all together. or i suppose i associate 65 more with post rock rather than maths. but thats just me.
sounds fine to me. ill send a memo to the rock pigeon holers ; )
the craziest time signature was 9/11 as lot's of music based around this was banned from the radio
65days are instrumental rock. Post rock is oh so different, in my opinion.
my favourites are The Monroe Transfer, Q and not U and 5ive.
R O C K
I'm gonna get me knuckles done
(see NME cover. well, the maths bit anyhow)
you are right
OK maybe I'll get
A F R O
B E A T
the manhatten transfer
I know my math rock and those are who I like.
when did we become math rock? that's all fast and jerky and you've got to have tapping an' t'ing. haven't you?
contentious thread this arvo.
I've always wanted a stupid genre. Shouldn't it be Maths Rock?
Oh, hang on. If this is about the thread this afternoon, am I a sexist too?
now stop looking at my petticoat.
Maths rock, please.
I like math rock. I especially like 'math' by supernova
are good too.
Maps And Atlases are LOVELY: http://www.myspace.com/mapsandatlases
As are these new London-based types, playing up 'yur soon (19th I think) at the Buffalo: Instruments - http://www.myspace.com/instrumentsmakemusic
And these guys are worth a pop too, Limn: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=27763337
Is this math rock? I don't know, but it's freaking awesome: http://www.myspace.com/theredneckmanifesto
Math-rock: a silly moniker perhaps, though in some ways it does make sense.
Oh, I nearly forgot! Super Tennis -- http://www.myspace.com/supertennislovesyou
Turing Machine today,
That was fun :)
I only have new machine for living. Did they ever do anything else?
They did another album called Zwei on Frenchkiss records.
What's 'Outsider' and which artists fall under this category?
I ask becaused I saw the term on a flyer whilst at ATP..
or can't sing
larry 'wild man' fischer
few plays then a relisation.
Its pretty souless music that muso's can wank over!
Still some stuff is good. Stupid name though, its only time signitures.
65days aren't a math rock band.
Some guy said they were post-rock but played crazy guitar and time signatures.
They are still Mathy in some way at least, they don't have to be generalised.
They don't. People just think they do.
If you have to use a calculator to figure out whether or not it's a good song, then fuck it. But there's a few great bands that would fall into that category.
Sweep the Leg Johnny
The Ed Fitz
Makes no sense whatsoever.
Yes it does. You only think it doesn't because PEOPLE CONTINUOUSLY APPLY THE TERM TO BANDS WHO ARE NOT REMOTELY MATHY. YOU SUCK!
Lisa Needs Braces.
I have literally this week handed in a 4000 word essay on the connection between Math Rock and Minimalism. I actually managed to find a musicological analysis of Stupid Puma (from American Don) in a book called "Progressive Rock Reconsidered".
Ah, the joys of studenthood.
Stupid Puma was on Don Cab 2. REF!
I was mixing up my references (I can never remember what Don Cab songs are called anyway, given the titles bear no resemblance to the music). But yes, it's my mistake not the article's.
"While it sounds like it is based on subdivisions of quarter-note triplets, this is not actually the case. This creates a very strange effect, since these imaginary triplets are slower than real quarter-note triplets should be. Psychoacoustically speaking, this makes the riff sound like it is lagging behind until it comes together with the 16-beat cycle (it adds to 64 sixteenths, which equals 16 quarter notes)."
If you can say something like this about the song, then it is math. If not, then it is not. Them is the rules.