The latest essential post-rock releases - album review
Alex Lynham guides us through the peaks and valleys of essential post-rock, including Gug, Crystal Fairy, SPC ECO, Enemies, LITE and Protest The Hero
The king is dead, long live the king. So it goes with the passing of Cleft last year, the best-loved of the underground math rock bands, and de-facto ArcTanGent Festival house band. When you’re a regular fixture at the biggest post-rock and experimental festival in the world and you call it quits, there’s bound to be interest in what comes next. It’s appropriate then that ArcTanGent’s first line-up announcement for 2017 contains a newcomer – Gug, a supergroup of sorts comprising Dan Wild-Beesley of Cleft on baritone guitar, Tom Peters of Alpha Male Tea Party on drums and Ben Forrester on vocals. They’ve released just one track, the raucous Life; Aquatic (self-released), but it’s probably fair to expect great things from the trio.