Monday, February 18, 2008

Wannabe Music Blog

OK, what's 'Math-Rock?'

And why is a band from Oxford, England saying Math rather than Maths?

5 comments:

Kara said...

Well, Darren... It's called math-rock because of the varying time signatures. The GENRE was started in the US - the Midwest, I believe - so if they fit into the genre they would use the term "math-rock."

Darren said...

Did you just make that up?

Kara said...

You never heard of wiki?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Math_rock

Darren said...

"Math rock is a rhythmically complex, guitar-based style of experimental rock music[1] that emerged in the late 1980s."

The late 1980s!!!

Who wrote that wiki entry? James Frey

"It is characterized by complex, atypical rhythmic structures (including irregular stopping and starting), angular melodies, and dissonant chords."

Roughly translated as "Fire Engines wannabes".

Phil BC said...

Lol, they've already got their eye on the US music market.

Do Canadians call Maths Math?