Any genre of music that starts with math- is a breath of fresh air in my eyes. Arkocean rise to the challenge of off-kilter beats with such an easy fluency it makes you wonder what all the 4:4 fuss is about. Power Trip is a menagerie of tasty jazz textures, lyrics and hooks blended into the most delicious of smoothies.
Recent and new, rock to math-jazz. November’s show brings you math-jazz fusion from Cardiff trio Arkocean, sandwiched between two textures of rock with new music from The Baltics and the St. Alban’s based Absence Of Alice - all fluffed and padded with thoughts, reflections and industry news from Cam.
The Baltics are well practised at building an affective rock sound. They have mastered a strange kind of paradox, both passionate and understated, and Bad Reality TV is a perfect example - the unassuming vocals adding emotional weight. Another compelling song from The Baltics - check them out for news and updates.
Absence Of Alice
A purely effective rock track from St. Albans-based Absence Of Alice. Passion and hooks galore with their track She’s So Pretty, graced by the long shadow of bands like Feeder and Muse. Check out the rest of their discography over on their website and keep an eye as they get themselves up and running.