It is a rare and exciting opportunity to come across a band that is working as a virtually unknown quantity but with a fully-realized sonic aesthetic. Manchester, NH trio, 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 for a startlingly powerful live performance, Girih is now prepared to make their debut to the world.
Girih’s debut album, Eigengrau, (out now on dunk!records and A Thousand Arms Music) 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.