Exclusive Premiere – SEIMS Announce New EP 3.1, Take You On A Journey Through Light On “Translucence”

Last we told you about Sydney post-math-rock behemoths SEIMS, it was in the wake of their most recent full-length, 3. That album was an absolute monster of classic math rock chunkiness and propulsion, jazzy technicality, beautiful atmosphere, and catchy-as-all-hell melodies and riffs. We completely loved it. It was easily one…

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Hear Town Portal Appease “Roko’s Basilisk”

From RationalWiki: “Roko’s basilisk is a thought experiment about the potential risks involved in developing artificial intelligence. The premise is that an all-powerful artificial intelligence from the future could retroactively punish those who did not help bring about its existence, including those who merely knew about the possible development of…

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Monobody – Raytracing

One of the most consistently difficult and frustrating things about covering music that falls into the buckets of math rock, fusion, prog, and more is that a central and foundational tenet of that music – complexity – also ends up being the very thing that is the music’s undoing. Fans can (and do) constantly obsess over how many unusual time signatures a song packs in as a proportional measure of how great that music is, but so often in the pursuit of the most head-spinning riffs, polyrhythmic grooves, and impenetrable song forms, what most frequently is lost is the music itself and whether it’s actually worth listening to. There’s nothing wrong with complexity and complicated music, but if there isn’t an adequate payoff for the time and patience required to “understand” it then what exactly are we doing here?