Locals Off the International Radar have been quietly cranking out throbbing instrumental post-rock since 2001, but this is their first full-length album, following a couple of independently released EPs. For this excursion, they brought Sandro Perri (aka Polmo Polpo) on board as producer, and you can hear the progression from their earlier work. They rely less on otherworldly layers of effects; melodic and rhythmic elements are now creating that hypnotic, glistening throb. Ambient music made by live musicians -- if that appeals to you, you'll like this.
Off the International Radar play Tuesday (April 25) at the Drake.