"math" rock bassists
hey I'd just like to share some audio/video of some bassists in this genre who are in my opinion very talented.
I'd love to see if anyone has any clips/videos/audio of their favorite math rock bassists or even better of your own riffs/songs
anyway here are some of my favorites:
What is "math" rock anyway?
it's a genre that I dig a lot, I don't really hear much about it on talkbass but I think there are a lot of exceptional bassists within this genre. the base of math rock is the changing of time signatures, there are also certain characteristics that define it as there for most other genres. (Examples: varying time and tempo changes, guitar and bass tapping, frequently very busy drum lines etc)
anyway the point of this thread was to see if there are any other bassists who are into this genre or perhaps share it with some who may not be familiar with it
Dillinger Escape Plan is pretty good IMO
The Dillinger escape plan
This town needs guns
Minus the bear
The number 12 looks like you
(Older) Norma Jean
I love "math" music. It's fun to try and wrap your head around.
At least that's my understanding.
The terms are blurred. There is far more to prog than simply unconventional meters. Roundabout is in 4, but is it not prog? 21st Century Schizoid Man is in 4 w/ the solo section in 6; hardly unconventional meters.
I wrote a tune on my previous band's last CD with the following construction:
Opening and verse in 4
Interlude in 6
Back to verse in 4
Switch to 7 for "Chorus"
Guitar solo in 13
Solo outro in 7
Back to verse in 4
Interlude in 6
Final verse in 4
This creates a palindromic 4 6 4 7 13 7 4 6 4, which I decided was too contrived, so I tagged an outro in 7. How original. ;)
I also agree with Menno, Animals As Leaders are fantastic, I've been playing that CD quite a bit lately.
Dillinger, Tesseract, Periphery, AAL...all good stuff, but really it's just Meshuggah-lite :)
As far as great "math" rock bassists go, you can't beat Tony Levin. The guy is an amazing musician and phenomenal bass & stick player.
As this, and noise rock, are my favorite genres, I'm just gonna clear a few things up.
Math rock is a rhythmically complex, often guitar-based, style of experimental rock and indie rock music that emerged in the late 1980s, influenced by progressive rock bands like King Crimson and 20th century minimalist composers such as Steve Reich. It is characterized by complex, atypical rhythmic structures (including irregular stopping and starting), counterpoint, odd time signatures, angular melodies, and extended, often dissonant, chords.
Some Important Math Rock Bands:
Drive Like Jehu
Shudder to Think
June of 44
90 Day Men
El Ten Eleven
The Dismemberment Plan
Fall of Troy
The F**king Champs
Ghosts and Vodka
Minus the Bear
So Many Dynamos
The list goes on...
^aaaah.....Talk Bass....the fine art of semantics, pedantics and splitting hairs :)
I'd never in a million years class NoMeansNo as 'math rock'.
Surprised to see no Jesus Lizard or Converge on your list.
Honestly, I love love love The Jesus Lizard, but they're not really that mathy.
And Converge, how to classify the unclassifiable? With the visual art of Jacob, they're like some sort of multi-media art project. They're so incredible.
Honestly, I find the use of seemingly never-ending subgenres to be ridiculous if not totally meaningless. "Tech metal"? Seriously?!? Never heard of it! Really sucks the fun out of listening to music.
How about Daughters?
Says the guy with a subgenre as his username.
...and all of it deemed unmusical and unlistenable by women. So why bother.....
|All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:32 PM.|
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.12
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.