grand détour – tripalium LP
What an excellent debut! Grand Détour construct very clever and musical math rock. The only real “math” in math rock is the unusual time signatures which may include 7/11, 13/17 and other odd beats to the bar. However, these guys from France must have studied chaos theory, which reveals a deep, underlying order beneath seemingly random processes. Their style takes in the common elements of math rock, such as variations in pace, sudden pauses, and contrasting gentle and exuberant passages. Where this band excels is in pulling all the instruments back from their individual meanderings and into a solid, cohesive stream of sound.
covers have some corner dongs and a little wear
heavy 180g pressing on clear vinyl, comes with inlay
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