What does it sound like?:
Strobes are a new trio comprising keyboardist Dan Nicholls ( Squarepusher and Matthew Herbert), drummer Joshua Blackmore (Troyka) and guitar and synth man Matt Calvert (Three Trapped Tigers) and could in my ears be described as Prog (perhaps!). First track Winder sets the scene, noisy, arhymic, afrocentric beats but full of hooks. But not easy to dance to!
The rest is much of the same, harder edged in places but with the same exciting feel. A really stunning debut recommended to prog lovers with an adventurous bent.
What does it all *mean*?
Who knows? Music can still be moving forward in an exciting way?
Goes well with…
A long day cutting reams of paper and saddle stitching.
Might suit people who like…
Three Trapped Tigers, Battles, The Comet is Coming, the harder side of Gentle Giant. Math Rock. Any ‘out there’ Prog