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    “Combining the vision and scope of prog rock with the urgency and energy of math, Melencolia represents a cosmic leap forward for the dynamic, demented trio.” – The Independent

    "They've caught a wave they helped create... Melencolia shows the possibilities for this ruleless reimagining of rock music, toying with tones and dynamics and showing a Mastodon-like mastery of complex heavy guitar craft." - Total Guitar

    “No one should be able to write music this good, it's not fair” – Echoes and Dust

    "Melencolia delivers on all accounts. It is immersed in prog sentiment, but without all the pretentiousness and self-serving bombast. It has the dynamic depth and sonic precision found in the best post-rock, but without the boring predictability. It serves math-rock rhythms, but with subtlety in serving the songs and just as a means to over complicate arrangements. It’s because of bands like Poly-Math that your stereo volume knob goes up to 10, so listen to this album and use it to its full capability." - Fecking Bahamas

    "Rarely has challenging, thought-provoking, complex music been presented quite so accessibly. Great fun." - The Monolith

    "Melencolia is the best music Poly-Math have released, and is an obvious step up for the band; which is saying quite a lot really as their previous work is amazing. They’ve embraced the more mellow side of their influences, focused on composition over difficulty, and come up with something original and compelling." - Arctic Drones: 8.5

    “Ones To Watch 2016” – Guitar & Bass Magazine

    "Three monumental movements, each clocking in somewhere between 10 and 15 minutes... a dizzying sequence of twists and turns; the power house display of riffs and melodies ebbing and flowing between sections of atmospheric reflection" - Already Heard: 4/5

    “You know what? It's pretty cool. The heavier parts remind us of Russian Circles” – Revolver Mag

    "Within mere minutes, Poly-Math have you banging your head, swaying, swooning, and contemplating, creating a headrush of emotion you may not be ready for" - Under The Gun Review: 8/10

    "This is a work of art; this isn’t an introduction to a band; this is a band expressing themselves at their very best... Melencolia is proof that Poly-Math are fast becoming your essential band math and post rock band. They’ve added a new level of progressiveness to their sound that’s pushed them far beyond the next level. If you thought Reptiles was good, Melencolia will blow you away." - Alt Dialogue: 8/10

    "It’s a breathtaking showcase of modern prog, of math, and of post and noise. Poly-Math have self-assuredly created one of 2016’s greatest post-rock records, with a confident, affirming look into the world of a saturated math rock scene." - Independent Music News

    "A band named Poly-Math is bound only to be hokey-pokey as hell, right? Wrong, baby. For all the hip pretense and whathaveyou drawn out of our collective subconscious revulsion for instrumental math-prog, 'Melencolia' makes quite the show." - MetalSucks

    “The talent and audacity showcased on Melencolia borders on ridiculous” – Vulture Hound: 4/5

    "Groovy yet punishing... You will feel wafts of Mars Volta, King Crimson, maybe a little Radiohead in there amidst the ruckus." - Fecking Bahamas (on Ekerot single)

    “A firecracker of a debut” – The Musical Melting Pot: 93%

    “Epic and challenging math-rock soundscapes” – Circuit Sweet

    "Und das beste: Zu keiner Zeit vermisst man bei Poly-Math den Gesang, da "Melencolia" selbst ohne das entsprechende Hintergrundwissen sehr unterhaltsam ist. Manchmal sagt ein Instrumental-Album eben doch mehr aus als tausend Worte, die in ein Mikrofon gesungen, gesprochen, gehaucht, geflüstert, gerülpst oder gebrüllt werden." - Metal.de: 8/10

    “An outstanding start to what could be a very promising career” – Musiceyz

    “A musical journey that moves and evolves” – New Roots Mag: 9/10

    "[Mixes] heavy, experimental, and complex to superb effect." - When The Horn Blows

    “Complex, textured and blistering...they obviously aren't fooling around, and the next several months hold a lot of promise from them.” – Arctic Drones (preview)
    released April 8, 2016

    Recorded at Brighton Electric Studios 2015.
    Produced by Lee McMahon at Start Together Studios.
    Mastered at Brighton Mastering by Nick Lewis.
    Artwork by Sam Hall (www.samhallartwork.com)

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Melencolia 1 13:35
Ekerot 09:44


released March 17, 2018


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Poly-Math Brighton, UK

Poly-Math are an instrumental Prog/Math band based in Brighton and London, and have been a mainstay at avant-garde music Festival, ArcTanGent since 2013.


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