Piglet - Lava Land (2005)
Yet another tightly wound collection of instrumental barn burners. This young group, hailing from Chicago, make the kind of music you would expect of instrumental music from Chicago. Complex and driven tunes with their own life force. Breathing and flexing and heftng itself all over the place with a kind of grace that only "math-rock" bands seem to understand or even appreciate. Sounding not unlike Maps and Atlases, with albeit half the amount of guitar notes, Piglet add a little bit more a gut punch in terms of power. While Maps and Atlases are content to skitter along like mice on ice, Piglet stays right where it is and thumps you on the head with its dynamic lushness and fierce rhythmic complexity, not unlike heavyweights Don Cab. Piglet remains without the harsh crunch though, which allows their music alot more breathing room which they amply fill with stuttering guitar textures and powerful bass blasts.
Lava Land is Piglets first and only release and I hope that they stick around for at least one more album. They have a refreshing take on the Chicago post-rock sound and would fit right at home in your ears. For now you can purchase the album from Team AV and news has it that they are recording a full length, so keep a lookout for that, as they are a young band with a lot of energy. I am sure that it all translates well on stage.
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