JOINT CHIEFS OF MATH - FAR BEYOND RIVEN (music video)
I’ll be honest. It’s rare when I listen to an instrumental band that I don’t get bored. It’s not that I don’t appreciate the technicality on a musician level, but eventually my attention grows tired. I watched and listened to this video by Joint Chiefs of Math (Philly) and I was hooked the whole time.
My ear buds were pulled in and also confused by ominous, myserterious yet somehow catchy guitar riffs, faint math-rock undertones and then just as I thought I had processed the song and was ready to revert to the aforementioned boredom, they end on a full on metal shred-fest that lasts just long enough (and by long enough I mean literally about 10 seconds) that it somehow fits in with the song without sounding offensively out of context.
The video’s aesthetics and song’s overall enigmatic sound make it great for a smoke soundtrack, and the percussion especially is impressive and entertaining to watch.