The Great Upheaval
Instrumental rock bands remain a scarce commodity, but Maritime quintet Kuato show that, in the right hands, this form can be a potent one. Their intricate, majestic and darkly atmospheric sound was explored on earlier digital EPs, and it now fully blooms on full-length debut The Great Upheaval. The title is based on the 18th century expulsion of the Acadians from Nova Scotia, but a great thing about lyric-less music is that you can create your own narrative. Reference points for Kuato's post-rock sound include Mono, Godspeed, and Mogwai. Potent stuff. The album is released on double 12″ vinyl, compact disc, and in a digital format.
Kuato have dates in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes in September, including Toronto's The Boat (Aug. 7), Montreal's Drones (Aug. 9), and The Seahorse in Halifax (Aug. 22)