Rick Wren (vocals/guitar), Rick Barbosa (drums), Sarah Pottier (keyboard/vocals) and Nathan Payne (bass) – aka experimental rock band SOUND GLYPHICS – are (without a shadow of a doubt) in a league of their own. Formed in 2008 (by the two Ricks) the Canadian boundary pushers clocked up a huge fan base on no time –and this is down to the electrifying layers of high energy rock and perhaps a hint electronica and jazz – and their latest EP A Cacophony of Toots, Hoots, Cackles and Wails displays pretty much all of that.
Released last month, The EP features the chaotic Disaster and the equally-chaotic Don’t Forget the Time, where you’re exposed to a roaring crash of the guitars, drums and keyboard coupled with the pleasantly-wailing vocals. Think of school kids testing out different musical instruments for the time first – but I tell you something it really hits the spot! White Rhino is slightly different; although it still possesses their off-beat and explosive stamp on rock, it’s somewhat a little more melodic and this is where the strong vocals are most welcomed.
If you really love experimental music, you better check these guys out! To find out more about SOUND GLYPHICS, pop over to their website. For now, have a blast at Don’t Forget the Time.