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Battles: Mirrored (2007)

“Mirrored” is the debut full-length album by Battles, an American experimental rock band formed in 2002 in New York City by Ian Williams (guitar, keyboards. Ex-Don Caballero and Storm & Stress), Dave Konopka (bass, guitar, effects. Ex-Lynx), John Stanier (drums. Ex-Helmet), and Tyondai Braxton (guitar, keyboards, vocals. The son of Anthony Braxton). It was released in 2007 from Warp Records.

Instrumental rock originated in the U.S. indie rock since the late-1980s, sush as post-hardcore and math rock.

Minimalistic music with lots of loops with using John Stanier’s powerful drums and other live instruments and electronic musical instruments. It includes irregular meter, Afro beat and polyrhythm.

Though it is experimental music with both wild physicality and mathematical structures, it is also pop and humorous music with colorful and kaleidoscopic tones.

It includes singles, “Atlas” and “Tonto”. “Atlas” is a famous track with a repetitive rhythm of shuffle beat (boogie).

Battles – Atlas