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i recently came across the JAPANESE MATH ROCK band TRICOT and are easily one of the most intriguing progressive bands i have come across in recent years. if i had to pinpoint their sound, the nearest sonic antecedent would be the band BATTLES who also combine blazing technical musicianship with complex time signatures without losing drive or waning too far in muso wanking (as is often the case with traditional PROGRESSIVE ROCK).
it is technical ROCK-based music that is immediate and very, very catchy. i'm just happy to pass on the gospel of TRICOT to others.
definitely worth checking out this amazing band out of KYOTO.