The Martial Arts

(Hello Sir)

Cinemechanica has declared war…

On safe, pre-fabricated ‘indie-rock” that highlights mood and pose over musical creativity and technical virtuosity.

Cinemechanica is made up of Mike Albanese, Joel Hatstat, Andy Prutt and Bryant Williamson and they form part of a burgeoning movement that combines the cut and thrust of punk, post-rock and progressive rock. Taking their cues from the legendary King Crimson albums of the early 80s, viz. Discipline, Beat, Three of a Perfect Pair where Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Tony Levin and Bill Bruford provided the punk-prog blueprint.

Thus, The Martial Arts  is not for the faint-hearted purist but for rock fans who love artists who are able to stretch beyond the comfort zones and deliver pulsating and relevant millennial rock.

Highlights to watch out for are the hypnotic “Brain Tarp,” the hyperventilating “I’m Tired of Paul McCartney,” the devastating “Get Outta Here Hitler” and speed-fueled “Bruckheimer.”

Not for every pop/rock taste but anyone who enjoys jazz fusion or prog rock will get a kick out of Cinemechanica. A-