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05.22.19 All Things Math Rock! (Recent Digs)03.14.19 There's No Time for 4/4
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All Things Math Rock! (Recent Digs)

The recommendations from the last list of "There's No Time for 4/4" has basically expanded my horizon on what's out there in the realm of Math, and I'm grateful of the recs. Ever since recently, I've been cramming a bunch of records within the genre, and I can't get enough of the "strange" nature of the music. Below are a handful of Math Rock records that I found interesting (including some recently released records). If there are any recent ones that I missed, let me know!
1Snooze
Familiaris


Math Rock/Emo.

So far, my favorite math record this year (as of May) Really hits all of the right spots with its upbeat vocal approach and heavy guitar arrangements. A pretty fun record with quite a bit in store instrumentally. It's somewhere between a 4-4.5 for me.
2Yvette Young
Piano EP


Math-Piano, I guess?

Here, Yvette Young lets the keys do the talking. A solid record that still contains that somber tone that her two previous EP's had. "Captain" and "Sincere" are definitely worth checking out here. Around a 3.5-4 would be my rating here.
3Cuzco
Sketchbook


Math/Post Rock.

A pretty lighthearted record with some little ambient ditties to go along with its psychedelic-esqe guitar riffs. A solid 3.5 in my book. A sketchbook, even!
4Tricot
Repeat


Math Rock/Emo.

Energetic in both it's vocals and instrumentation. That's all I got on this record. JohnnyoftheWell basically summarized it well. A 3.5, lol.
5オオハシ (Ohashi)
波のはじまり (Nami no Hajimari)


Math/Psychedelic Rock.

Infusing the two styles here to create a trippy sound. I'm genuinely surprised that this artist is this overlooked, but I think it might be that the artist is named "oohashi" on Spotify, lol. A 4 would be my rating.
6The Physics House Band
Death Sequence


Math/Post/Progressive Rock.

An ominous and avant-garde record with bits of jazzy elements to go along with it. Tonally, it's enthralling and instrumentally, it's gripping. My first exposure to the bands work and I'm heavily liking what I'm hearing. Somewhere between a 4-4.5.
7standards
Friends


Math Rock.

Might be a bit by-the-numbers, if you catch my drift, but it's still a solid effort from the group's first EP. Do you like a crunchy, saturated guitar with some percussions? This is the record for you. "July" and "Tangerine" are pretty nice here, and it's somewhere between a 3-3.5.
8Good Game
Don't Blow It.


Math Rock/Emo.

Dual vocals with some soaring math-y guitar riffs? I'm game. The song "Latitudes" sticks out to me the most and is probably one of my favorite songs of the genre mixture with a kick-ass riff at the end too. The other two songs plus the instrumentals are also worth listening to as well and overall, it's a solid 3.5.
9Tera Melos
Trash Generator


Math Rock/Experimental.

Thoroughly enjoying this record as it seems that the band fully embraces the whimsical and quirkiness of their sound. I honestly think that this is the bands best effort since their debut, if not better. My rating would be a 4.5. (Also, shoutouts to the speedrunning reference 'Warpless Run').
10Monobody
Raytracing


Math/Progressive Rock/Jazz Fusion.

A superb instrumental infusion of 3 different styles of music. It feels like the music you would play while relaxing on a beach with the kind of luscious soundscape the group provides here. Definitely one of my all-time favorite Math Rock records with tracks like "Raytracing", "Former Islands", and "Opalescent Edges" being the stand-outs here. It's somewhere between a 4.5-5.
113nd
World Tour


Math/Post Rock.

A nice little instrumental rock record. It's got a bit of a "twangy" sound to it, though that's not a detriment in the slightest with energetic songs like "Monsoon" and "Ssk". The 3.5 strikes again.
12Floral
Floral


Math Rock.

If I remember correctly, a sputnik user helped out with this record, and it's pretty damn good. "Climbing the Walls" and "Temple" are pretty great, complex jams here. It's around the 4-3.5 range for me.
13TotorRo
Home Alone


Math/Post Rock.

Pretty standard stuff here all things considered with some little bits of vocal inclusions here and there. It's got a little bit of ambiance in there too to spice things up, which is a plus for me. I dig the first two songs and "Motte-Rock" apart from the rest. All-in-all, it's somewhere between a 3.5-3 for me.
14Covet
effloresce


Math Rock/Ambient.

Math Rock with a bit of ambiance and guitar distortion? I dig it! Tracks like "Shibuya", "Glimmer" and "Gleam" were pretty great, ambient tunes. The quintessential 3.5 would apply here, though it's been growing on me slightly with each spin.
15dios trio
High on Bikes


(Recommended by JustJoe.)
16Monster Machismo
Aye Aye Porcupine


(Recommended by 50iL)
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