hypercube battles

September 8, 2007 at 2:38 pm 4 comments

In addition to the sound of Battles, I’m ready to admit enjoying the band’s aesthetic. After all, metal bands have been concerned with hypercubes for years, see in particular Voivod‘s early work. What’s different with Battles, perhaps, is the way it looks like everyone in the band is playing Dance Dance Revolution. While these Battles seem more MIT than Boston, they can be found at the Empty Bottle (youtube has their whole gig available). I recommend a listen to their 2007 first full-length, Mirrored. If this is where prog is going, I’m online.

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  • 1. anaj  |  September 8, 2007 at 4:12 pm

    have never heard about the before; I like the sound their music makes (if I may put it that way), but does the singer always sing like Mickey Mouse?

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  • 2. skunkcabbage  |  September 9, 2007 at 1:53 am

    Ha! Well, he doesn’t sing without effects (some of which are quite cartoonish) very much.

    People sometimes describe the music as math rock, or cyborg rock. I don’t know what either of these designations entails. I like the sound, too.

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  • 3. anaj  |  September 11, 2007 at 5:16 pm

    Btw, one might not think that this is a very catchy tune, but this song followed me in my sleep last night!

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  • 4. skunkcabbage  |  September 11, 2007 at 6:14 pm

    The whole album is like that. Weirdly addictive.

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