On first listen, Normal Love sound like a free jazz band made up of thrash metal fans. But in reality this is all heavily composed music (they read from sheet music when they play live) that just happens to sound so chaotic and dissonant that it seems like straight improv. Using two guitars, a bass, drums and a violin to gloriously spastic effect, Normal Love are anything but normal.
You could call this prog rock, but you should keep in mind that it’s far more progressive and out-?there than just the occasional odd time signature or mid-?song tempo shift. If it’s math rock, this is some next-?level quantum physics math. It’s difficult music, to be sure, but so precise and calculated that it’s much harder to dismiss than most dissonant experimental noise efforts.
Normal Love promise to rock the Boat June 29.