No band has been so praised for such a wide range of music over the last ten years than Brooklyn's Oneida. Nobody has come close to matching their output of dazzlingly creative, uncategorizable music. Psychedelia, minimalism, maximalism, one-step, infinitewave, blah blah blah blah... it's all there, all the time.
Sort of poppy, plenty noisy, some fast and some slow, a little bit of woosh, but also a bit of sloppy, shifting to the left but leaning to the right.
New Haven-based duo Rivener’s lysergic improvisations are shape-shifting explorations of no wave, noise, and psych with elements rooted in the rockist tradition. Intrepid seekers always listening for the signs, guitarist/percussionist Paul Belbusti (Mercy Choir) and drummer Michael Kiefer (Twin Lakes Recs/Myty Konkeror) mangle, stretch, bend, and breathe new meaning into these influences with subtle dynamic shifts, conjuring cosmic clouds of sound. This is the true freedom rock...so turn it up, man! Their debut release is due out on Twin Lakes Records early this spring.