Elephant Gym

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Elephant Gym on Audiotree Live (Full Session)

Music: Elephant Gym on Audiotree Live (Full Session)

Elephant Gym is an instrumental math rock trio based in Taiwan. Influenced by several Japanese math rock and post rock bands like Toe, LITE, and Tricot (they also performed a live session on Audiotree), Elephant Gym's music is known for its bass-driven melodies and irregular rhythms. In this session, the emotion they put in the performance along with the great audio engineering from Audiotree was really beautiful.

Math rock is a niche style of indie rock influenced by post rock and progressive rock built on atypical rhythmic structures and time signatures. It's characterized by mostly unpredictable courses, which include dissonant chords, hard stops, angular melodies, and general irregularity. Some people described this genre as organized chaos.

Some other math rock bands I really love include tfvsjs, Delta Sleep, Tide/edit, Toe, Tricot, TTNG, Giraffes? Giraffes!, rega.

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