LISTEN: mutesite’s re:start EP

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It was unanimous among those who went to see mutesite perform at Dong Tai Du Music Festival last Sunday that the band was stellar. The instrumental band has even released a debut EP on the same weekend too. The five-track EP entitled re:start is rife with crystalline emotional compositions as a result of the perfect marriage between the keyboard – an element not too often seen in math rock, though the band also identifies themselves as post-rock – and guitar, bass, and drums. The band is very prone to drama too, but the theatrics are not too gratuitous – take for instance ‘e.d.g.e’ that builds to an immense cinematic score of an ending. The keys on tracks such as ‘pre-tend’ and ‘picking paces’ are reminiscent of Japanese experimental rock band Mouse on the Keys and ‘afterain’ adopts the ambient approach by sampling the sound of a downpour. There are also surprising additions of synths and the band’s collective cry – a genre staple – that imbue even more finesse to their promising debut EP. There’s more to the math rock scene than Dirgahayu after all.

Take a listen below:

mutesite’s re:start EP is available digitally on Bandcamp. You can also purchase a physical copy for RM25 by emailing [email protected] or at Big A Productions and Jammer Music, Kuantan. 

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