Math Rock?

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  1. Tomo El Gato

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    I can see that.
    What I meant was that Discipline is pretty much a blueprint, conceptually, for that style being based around polyrhythms built from short interlocking phrases. Just like American Don, for example.
     
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    kids beat me to it by citing King Crimson's Discipline, which was immediately what came to mind when I saw the thread title ... I also hear some math in certain Yes albums, including the phenomenal Close to the Edge
     
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    Yeah, I'll go with Tricot ..

     
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    Great Canadian band that sort of fits the umbrella.

     
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    Throwing Muses was the first USA band on the 4AD label. Their eponymous debut album is math rock (and quite good, likley my favorite of theirs). Here's a few tracks from the disc.






    The band PolyRock was a project with astonishing USA composer and musician Philip Glass (Ira Glass' cousin for the NPRoscenti). I used to see PG whenever I was within a couple hundred kilometers. When I heard he was gathering/mentoring/augmenting a rock band, I snatched up the eponympous first album. Not as compelling as Throwing Muses, but I listened to it a lot at the time.

     
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    Hit the media limit for TGP, so...

    Finally, from the tinnitus-disabled ruins of the mighty Boston band Mission of Burma, sprung Birdsongs of the Mesozoic. What a great band they were (are?). I saw them live on the first tour in a second floor pizza restuarant (Trito's Uptown) in Champaign Ill Annoy. So memorable was the show that when I next saw them in John Henry's in Eugene Orygun, I mentioned to them that I had seen them once before in a pzza place and they all became super animated, recalled the venue, then said it was their best show. I recall fewer people in the restauarnt than in the band. The show at JH's was likewise lightly attended. Anywho, highly recommended, especially the albums Birdsongs of the Mesozoic and Magnetic Flip.





    Didn't see any of these on the list, so I thought I'd park them here.
     
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    Music always sounded better on Green Street.
     
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    Internet score, here is the Crain tune I remember thinking was really cool. It's pretty slick how they go from that tight heavy riff into the mellow part. It has a sound of its era, but I really like the sound.

     
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    "I've seen the future and the future is Napierville, Illinois."



    This is a clip of Pencil playing a street party in Bloomington back in '93. My band played earlier that day and if you know where to look, I'm in the crowd in this clip.
     
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    I have Belew Mabel’s tales as well.
     
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    When a TEAC 3340 was the drummer?

    Fun times.
     
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    My three favorite memories of the period:

    1) His children coming out with his ex to the balcony, in footy pajamas, to listen until bedtime, then blow kisses. I ripped this off shamelessly with my girls on gigs.

    2) Mapping spots in the stage with tape where he could catch specific feedback notes. In performance he would move between them as needed.

    3) Interviewing him for a magazine I published at the time. Big fun and
    many peanuts consumed.
     
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    Check out the speaking canaries, Damon sings and plays guitar, he’s great
     
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    If you don't remember the arrangement, you can always derive it.

    I'll see myself out...
     
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    I was a big "math rock" fan in college in the mid to late 90s, saw a quite a few great shows in small venues from Don Cab, A Minor Forest, Polvo, Dianogah, Shellac, 90 Day Men, Ativin, Euphone, Heroic Doses, etc.. Ryan Rapsys of the latter two bands is a an absolute monster drummer live. Ian Williams of Don Cab and later Battles is a really unique guitarist - he comes up with some incredibly bizarre yet awesome riffs. Battles live at The Record Bar in 2007 was incredible; John Stanier's nuclear powered drumming was a treat.
     
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