17 Mar '15, 4am

"Switching rhythms and time signatures at blistering speeds, the KL quartet combined math- and noise-rock with...

After a brief break downstairs, we adjourned back into the studio for a band we admittedly hadn’t caught in a while, ANECHOIS . It would’ve been convenient to clump these guys with those in the instrumental, post-rock category, but yet again, they showed us why they are absolutely unparalleled in our scene. Yes, post-rock’s ‘customary’ reverb-shredding was present, and vocals were relatively minimal, albeit for the intermittent, high-pitched verses from frontman, Haziq Hussain. But burrow deeper into the hefty layers of guitars and math-y time signatures which put the band on our radar back in 2012, and you’d have found features like celestial synth pads and melodic motifs pining for exposure through the audial density. We were watching a band possibly plunging intrepidly into placid dream-rock territory, and whether this is a transition that’s set in stone or not, the mat...

Full article: http://juice.com.sg/music/report-dirgahayu-of-math-and-mates

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