By Wout Lievens
"It is a rare and exciting opportunity to come across a band that is working as a virtually unknown entity but with a fully-realized sonic aesthetic. Girih is just such a band. Having cut their teeth in the Boston scene in bands like Actor | Observer, Shot Heard Around The World and Next To Fall, the members of Girih come into this project well-seasoned and ready to unleash the next evolution of their collective musical journey. Already building a reputation in the greater Boston area for a startlingly powerful live performance, Girih is now prepared to make their debut to the world.
Eigengrau is a 6-song Masters' class in dynamic textures and forceful riffing. It features an uncanny and intoxicating balance of the driving aggression of post-metal and the graceful melody of post-rock, with just a dash of the fretboard wizardry common to math rock. It's this ability to blend styles that sets Girih a notch above; avoiding the one-note pitfalls inherent in prescribing to a single genre style, they invite a larger audience to appreciate the work they've created. Their heavily-textured sound translates impressively to their live performance, boosted by their expert use of looping and layering on stage. Beyond their finely-tuned aural tapestry, they find other ways to engage fans by planting secrets and Easter eggs within their visual material, leading ultimately to a number of intriguing buried treasures. But you'll have to explore further to discover what that's all about." — A1KA Music
Eigengrau by Girih on 180g colored vinyl. Comes on black & white vinyl mix with transparent red splatter, 350g cover and special braille insert. Limited to 125 copies. US edition at the A Thousand Arms store comes with yellow/orange splatter.
This is a pre-order. Release is scheduled for Nov. 16th, 2018. Orders containing this album will be shipped by then.