Wednesday, April 6, 2011
[teramelos1.tumblr.com] Tera Melos, a Sacramento-based rock band, played to a sold-out, enthusiastic crown at the Middle East on March 27. It took a little while for Tera Melos to set up, with wires everywhere and a multitude of effects pedals laid out over the small stage. It was well worth the effort.
It is hard to comprehend how they can transform sound in such an interesting way. Their sound is admirable and it is entertaining to watch the members of the band as they play, legs kicking and faces contorting. To the crowd’s delight, they extended certain songs. It was almost difficult to identify where one ended and another began. It created a great atmosphere for a concert. It is impossible to catch every little thing the members of Tera Melos do as they play, but the outcome is incredible, a full sound and a memorable experience.
Tera Melos pushes music to the brink with a full layered sound that skims over a variety of genres but has more depth than any label allows for. While they’ve been defined as a math rock band due to their use of complex, atypical rhythms, staccato structure and angular melodies, they would rather bypass any genre and let the music speak for itself.
“[Math rock] seems very limiting. If you picture in your mind what a math rock band is I don’t think we sound anything like that,” explained bassist Nate Latona.
“We may share some similar elements with those bands, but when we get together and write its never about ‘Oh we need to do this crazy thing.’ We just care more about layers and how it all works and plays with each other, not how crazy a part can be,” Latona said.
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Posted by Dan Goldin at 1:27 AM