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Post Rock/Math rock

3.01 | 6 ratings

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4 stars The feminine side of Math Rock

While many math rock bands are unrelenting in speed and complexity there are still a few ones that don't go by the book. Some of these bands prefer to keep things simple (as in easy listening and not very demanding) and accessible to wider audience. One of these aforementioned bands is Auto!Automatic!!

Post-Rock with density is a nice description of Auto!Automatic!!'s music. The music has the sweet and candy-like melodies and atmosphere of the average Post-Rock band. The difference here is their approach to it. There's no spacey ambient sounds or soft guitar picks growing louder and louder. The music here is meaty and full with guitar notes going everywhere and anywhere, while still having enough discipline and respect to make approachable melodies. The music is quite punchy at times and always catchy. Another interesting aspect to their music is the electronic touches presented in their songs giving the music a dance-like feel to it, but they're very mild and rarely go to the spotlight.

Songs like "That's Some Sick Mouth and Knee Coordination" are great representation of their sound that's ear-friendly and complex with subtlety. They remind me alot to Ahleuchatistas, but Auto!Automatic!! has that human feel that Ahleuchatista lacks (Not a bad thing. I love Ahleuchatistas for the same reason). So people who didn't liked Ahleuchatista for this reason should stop by and listen to Auto!Automatic!!'s brand of math rock.

This is light Math Rock. Auto!Automatic!! is easily the most accessible band in the genre. They're always melodic, positive, cheery, and rarely aggressive. Auto!Automatic!! are nowhere near the "ugly" and jagged math rock bands like Tera Melos, Don Caballero, Oxes, etc.

Another Round Wont Get Us Down is good place to go if you're having trouble enjoying this kind of music because of their total lack of consideration for the public. Sometimes its better to stop fighting it and just sit down and enjoy a nice cup of tea with Auto!Automatic!!

chamberry | 4/5 |


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