Here are our staff picks for May 2017, check them out below the jump!
The main attraction behind this band always lied in its remarkable ability in offering the complex patterns of Math Rock in an accessible and quickly enjoyable way, an achievement mostly reached through straight-to-the-point guitar riffs and catchy vocal lines constantly supported by unpredictable tempo changes typical of the genre. This new record doesn’t stray away too much from this winning formula, and while “3” surely plays it safe in more than one area, it still results constantly engaging and successfully keeps the interest up, mostly thanks to a variable mood that occasionally takes a more aggressive turn, mostly noticeable in the opener “Tokyo Vampire Hotel” and in a few other numbers like the frantic “18,19” and “Pork Ginger“.
Throughout the thirteen tracks composing this work, it’s clear that the greatest accomplishment of “3” lies in the perfect balance between slow and fast moments: taking advantage of the formula at the base of their sound, the girls successfully enrich their compositions and make them various throughout a smart use of delicate melodies alternated to aggressive riffs, that constantly shift the tides of this record while keeping its overall mood cohesive. Fans will love it, while newcomers will find a nice welcome to the music of Tricot.
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