by mk 590 days ago · link · parent · post: Monster Machismo - Moonshine Mashbomb
Damn, how does one appreciate this? I’m not saying that it’s not possible, but I just don’t know what I’m looking for. I feel like if I was in a crashing spaceship this might fit my mood. :)
It pains me, ProfessorOat. I want to understand.
by ProfessorOat 590 days ago · link
I definitely think you'd have to listen to it a few times if you aren't comfortable with the genre. A lot of math rock likes to play heavily with polyrhythms almost to the point of absurdity, and a heavy amount of tapping on the guitar. Most bands like this are a simple trio of guitar, bass, and drums, but almost all three are treated like the lead. I guess what I'm getting at is don't just listen to the vocals and loudest melody; listen to the interlocking rhythm of the guitar, drums, and bass.
A more accessible example might be Don Caballero [http://youtu.be/UaQwOAFCXo8].