With their third full-length album, My Brain Is a Receiver, coming out this week, New Zealand progressive rock act Troika decided to make ‘Mandala’, the third track on record, available for streaming. At over nine minutes and a half, the song is drenched in post-rock, with the 7/4 motif being repeated, altered, interchanged, and built upon in order to create release and tension over an underlying swelling of the tides. The abundance of effect pedals, past the halfway point, contributes to the power and personality of this track.
My Brain Is a Receiver comes out on November 12 on Troika’s bandcamp page. In the meantime, you can listen to ‘Mandala’ over and over again on our Youtube channel!