Six months later, and I'm still pretty excited about Battles "Mirrored".
On first listen: The songs are experimental, but still catchy. Playful but in a precise way.
Second listen: Agghh, maybe too playful, esp some of the vocal effects.
Third listen: Vocals are no longer annoying. Played louder and on repeat.
Fourth-Twenty fourth listen: Definitely one of my favorite albums of 2007.
Is it called Math Rock because it seems like you'd have to be really smart to remember how to play it, or because they wear their guitars really high?
This video came out last month, but I just caught wind of it. It was done in collaboration with the very cool United Visual Artists
And some King Crimson, because, Robert Fripp has got to be a "yeah,duh" influence, right?