Alternate time signatures are good for the brain. Force synapses to process something other than 4/4, travel different neural pathways, demand that active listening occurs as something not quite right is happening. Rooftops from Bellingham likes to play with time. A lot of dropped beats, 5s, 7s, different time signatures per measure, or if they did play in 4, it was syncopated to all oblivion. And the 3 guitars, tap-o-riffic, Fripped out, an interweaving of notes and textures. No bass. At one point, two of the guitarists walked off stage and played in the audience. Saxophone a nice touch. Diligent tuning between each song. Massive intricacy and composition at work, creating soundscape to get lost in. They’ve got a new record for sale. You can download a free mp3 here. Or watch ‘em:
Cool shit for sure.
On the way home, caught a live performance on KEXP by Waterbabies. Very cool funked out jazz at a late hour. Check ‘em out: