Two guitars, a bass and a set of drums. Brazilian post-rock band HAB might follow the standard rock line-up, but their percussive, minimalist and repetitive music sounds nothing like the usual pop/rock quartet you might hear on the radio.
Their eponymous debut album, released earlier this year, features very little effects and only one track has vocals. But that doesn’t matter: The hypnotic sound of these six tracks, influenced by African and Brazilian music, are enough to auricularly transport the listener to a São Paulo club. These distant relatives of Gang of Four deliberately left a lot of room for improvisation during the recordings, and you can also hear the occasional clarinet and caxixi.
HAB’s album is free to download through their label, Desmonta.