Math Rock

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The Edges Cat

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Math Rock
« on: April 15, 2020, 10:50:42 PM »
What the hell is it, and should U2 do it?  :o
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

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Re: Math Rock
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2020, 11:01:00 PM »

1) Basically jazz and prog mixed with traditional rock elements

2) Yes, U2 should absolutely do it. Will they? We all know the answer to that.

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Re: Math Rock
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2020, 11:09:13 PM »
U2 have produced some cracking tracks experimenting with different beats. Window In The Skies, Staring At The Sun. I'd definitely like to see them play with this more, and I can see The Edge getting right into the mathematical science of it all. I'm liking Japanese math rock I'm finding online. Some of the American stuff I can't tell the difference between prog/indie rock, to be honest, except for faster, jazzier beats.
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The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: Math Rock
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2020, 11:11:17 PM »
They could call it “Passengers OS2”....
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Re: Math Rock
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2020, 11:29:23 PM »
uno, dos, tres, catorce!

Here's the math rock I know and love:

Hold on, people! The man's talking about waste management. That affects the whole damn planet.

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Re: Math Rock
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2020, 09:32:58 AM »
I'd love to see something akin to the original cut of "Mercy". Some of my favorite U2 songs involve longer cuts and shifting dynamics. It could lead to some interesting results.

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Re: Math Rock
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2020, 08:08:13 PM »
What the hell is it, and should U2 do it?  :o

Pretty much any song with more than 2 time sig changes, really.
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Re: Math Rock
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2020, 08:12:03 PM »
What the hell is it, and should U2 do it?  :o

Pretty much any song with more than 2 time sig changes, really.

So it's just a fancy name someone made up to make them sound special and different?
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

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Re: Math Rock
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2020, 08:17:13 PM »
What the hell is it, and should U2 do it?  :o

Pretty much any song with more than 2 time sig changes, really.

So it's just a fancy name someone made up to make them sound special and different?

it reeks of rock critic.
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Re: Math Rock
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2020, 08:41:30 PM »
Honestly, most math rock I've listened to just applies jazz theory to basic pop rock or hardcore rock. I've listened to a dozen examples now and they all sound completely different except for nonconventional beats. Dunno if I want U2 doing math rock -- they're better when they don't know what they're doing.

It's weird, I like jazz, but some of the crazier beats makes me feel a bit whacked out, hard to focus, like I'm having a mild stroke. Might be me though, I have problems in noisy cafes trying to focus on someone talking.
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The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

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Re: Math Rock
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2020, 12:49:07 PM »
They could call it “Passengers OS2”....
We already got that with No Line  ;D

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Re: Math Rock
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2020, 12:51:24 PM »
They could call it “Passengers OS2”....
We already got that with No Line  ;D

I knew you were going to say that.  :D
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Re: Math Rock
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2020, 02:20:54 PM »

1) Basically jazz and prog mixed with traditional rock elements

2) Yes, U2 should absolutely do it. Will they? We all know the answer to that.

They don't take risks these days. I expect the next album will be another tedderfest.
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