Monday, June 15, 2015

Experimental Experience

MOLARBEAR ~ Highclops (2015)



 These fellows from Ireland got in touch with us about their new track "Highclops". Kicking things off are sounds that are like opposing sonic forces, bouncing off of each other at first, and only after a minute or so of repelling each other do things begin to flow together more. After a minute or so of plodding heaviness and dueling vocals between guttural and clean, things take a hard left turn onto a smoother, more mellow pathway in the form of interlude that has some of the lighter qualities of country or folk music. Like the eye of a hurricane though, things are only calm for a brief window of time. After this slight reprieve from the auditory onslaught, things ramp back up quickly, this time melding everything together for the big conclusion. Clocking in at just over five and a half minutes, it's not overbearing, and it doesn't feel rushed, working out just perfectly. This is definitely one for all of you fans of experimentation and chest rattling heaviness. And to top it off, this along with their two earlier tracks are free over at bandcamp.
~Skip

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