PHOTO CREDIT: JUNIOR LIM
Mura Masa - ‘Lotus Eater’
Daniel Lim (guitarist): ‘Lotus Eater’ encapsulates this simple and effective form of arrangement that is really inspiring.
CHON - ‘No Signal’
Daniel: [This song] showcases the perfect balance between technicality and musicality. It’s complex yet it is effective in conveying the musician’s intention of invoking a specific mood.
Disclosure - ‘Where Angels Fear to Tread’
Daniel: This took me by surprise. I never would’ve expected this song to change the way I perceive music. The fact that it was a remix reinforces how malleable music can be.
Feed Me Jack - ‘Knight Fork’
Ian Tan: (drummer): Feed Me Jack breaks the “math rock” mould by infusing different styles to form something so tastefully raw and unique.
GoGo Penguin - ‘Kamaloka’
Ian: The drummer creates such texture in his beats — [it’s a] balance of intricate drum n’ bassy playing that still feels light and delicate. The texture and mood lie in the subtleties.
Still Woozy - ‘Goody Bag’
Ian:[It’s] just straight up groovy. You can’t help but bob your head with a stank face on. He encapsulates an infectious funk vibe mixed with a modern dreamlike sound for a whole new experience.
Explosions In The Sky – ‘The Only Moment We Were Alone’
Bennett Bay:(bassist): My go-to song when I’m feeling down and need a pick me up, and when I want to analyze a really good song. It’s a long song that runs about 11mins but it doesn’t feel boring or overly complex, and instead feels therapeutic.
Floral – ‘This Year’
Bennett:[It’s] your quintessential punk-ish math-rock song. The density they are able to create — despite being a two-man band — always catches me by surprise and always reminds me of the importance of dynamics in instrumental songs.
Suis La Lune – ‘Better Parts’
Bennett:[It’s] twinkly and light yet heavy and raw at the same time. They’re somehow able to weave the interlocking nature of math-rock-like guitar lines with gritty and emotional vocals, while at the same time making sure that it does not sound too harsh. While the song isn’t instrumental it is a good reminder as well that the voice enhances the sonic capacity of a band as instruments do.
Elephant Gym – ‘Finger’
Bennett:After that gig, we were all searching for math rock bands to listen to as well. I found Elephant Gym, and I was like “Dan, listen to this!”. We thought, “Okay, yeah, let’s do a band that’s kind of like this.”
Hauste’s Patterns is now available on different streaming platforms. The album is now available on CD, cassette tape and digital download on Bandcamp.