Mouse on the keys have always been an interesting band for me. Postrock, but with influences of jazz and a high-octane energy that could fit whichever metal concert.
With two members on piano/synthesizers, acting as bass and lead. Aswell as (probably) on of the greatest drummers i have ever had the pleasure seeing perform.
With their aptly named third album: “Tres” they are trying some new ground.
Still with a ground footing on the “jazzy shoegaze” they have been known and loved for, but with a big portion of experimental curiousity.
I don’t know that much about this band but to my knowledge they have yet “before Tres” tried out the new wave of japanese hiphop, electronica and actually using live vocals.
If you are new to the subgenres of rock called: Shoegaze, Post-rock, Post-Metal, Math-rock then this album is a good place to start. Even though this is far from Mouse of the Keys prime-work.
With tons of collaborations of the likes of: M’ANAM, Mario from Chon, Dominique Fils-Aimé and Jordan Dreyer the band seems to fit a wide array of types of music, but still somewhat keeping their signature sound.
Their only thing i have against Tres is that it vontains way to many “slow songs”. Mouse on the keys knows how to make energetic songs so why not have at least one on this album?Either way it is a good album to start with if you want to discover the band, but be sure to check out their older stuff aswell.
This album is for you that like music like , Toe, Fox Capture Plan, Nujabes.
Buy the album on https://topshelfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tres or listen to it on Spotify.