Bay Area trio MINOT have a way with knots. Their debut, Equal/Opposite, is full of them: the way the guitar tangles around the hammering drums in “Tharsis” or the way the bass gets twisted and tugged in “Millisievert.” The group has the uncanny ability to make instrumental music full of complicated chord structures and counterintuitive melodies feel natural and riveting. Pairing the complexity of Tool with the lean, direct playing of early Dischord post-hardcore, Equal/Opposite is an album full of meticulously-mapped songs that reveal new crevices and corners every minute.
[MINOT's Equal/Opposite is available for pre-order — in an array of incredible colors — from The Mylene Sheath. It will be released on July 1st.]