Drumcorps – Creatures
So have you ever tried to blend mathcore and breakcore? I have, but that’s a story for another day, for today I’m talking about Netherlands-based Drumcorps. Their new album, Creature, is indeed a creature of its own. The moment you hit play, you get the dissonant off-putting riffs, you get the glitch effects and synthetic drums, and you get the howling screams. That’s basically all I want from different music genres put into a cereal box. And it’s amazing. Be sure to check it out!
Charbon – Cavalcade
Admit it, you already know what to expect, just by looking at the cover of this album. For once you can judge a book by its cover, and thanks to its great looking artwork, you can be sure that it contains high quality music. This French band is able to pull off some great post-rock pieces, which are very atmospheric and build up over the course of up to nine minutes, but they also lift influences from many other genres and styles of music, not to the point of skipping genres, but enough to add a substantial amount of variety to the picture. All of this makes for a great post-rock album!
Ahleuchatistas – Expansion (Riverworm)
Ahleuchatistas is back, baby! After a six-or-so-year hiatus, the progressive math rock band featuring Shane Parish, Trevor Dunn, and Danny Piechocki—all three veterans of the avant-garde—has returned for a ninth album! And if you know my pure love for the more experimental, and truly *math*, math rock artists out there, you’ll know I’m already into this album to the neck! It’s got all that makes this particular subgenre appealing and fascinating, so you know it’s a top recommended listen from me!
Edith Judith – Bones & Structure (Ruination)
This indie folk duo from Chicago is a surprise find for me! Featuring Dustin Laurenzi, of various other projects including Snaketime and Natural Language, which I really liked, and Katie Ernst, bassist composer who previously worked with Dustin on the project Twin Talk, which I also loved!, Edith Judith shows another facet of the two jazz performers. Showing off their lyrical and more pop-oriented capabilities, Bones & Structure is a fantastic album that’s sure to keep your interest all the way through.