A Mutual Question to Release New EP
The post rock band’s five-track EP titled ’Strangeloop’ is slated for release next month
Not long ago,Â we looked at how the relatively niche genre of post rock wasÂ slowly taking root in the indie scene. Adding to the increasing number ofÂ indieÂ post rock bandsÂ isÂ Mumbai-based AÂ Mutual Question formed in 2013,Â who will releaseÂ their upcoming five-trackÂ EPÂ titledÂ Strangelo
AMQ’sÂ debut albumÂ Eyes Everywhere  sawÂ the four-piece band who was based inÂ PuneÂ at the timeÂ establishÂ a sound that,Â although safely rooted in post rock, pushed the boundaries by experimenting with elements of Hindustani classicalÂ vocals.
Strangeloop, however will not include fusion, but is expectedÂ to be more ”˜spacey’ [post rock talk forÂ aÂ moreÂ Â synth-ladenÂ sound] with harder hitting drums and heavier guitars.Â Says drummerÂ AvirajÂ Kumar,Â “Eyes EverywhereÂ was a studio project released without any expectations, it was four guys meeting at [guitarist]Â Sidharth’sÂ place, sharing ideas and making everything in his home-studio.Â StrangeloopÂ on the other hand will be a completely different side of AMQÂ which we usually do live.”
The underlying theme of the EP is an abstract concept of the same name, that the band themselves find hard to explain. Kumar says, “Strange loop is not a very explainable concept as such, it has a different meaning for everyone. For the band, the easiest way to describe it is wherever you go in life, you circle back into the same spot.”
The band has also collaborated with Delhi-based graphic artistÂ Aaquib Wani, who has previously done album art for bands likeÂ progÂ metal bandÂ SkyharborÂ andÂ Bengaluru-
4. “Awakener” [reworked]
5. “Rhythm of Tragedy”
A Mutual Question will feature on an Independence Day special episode of Vh1 Music Diaries on August 9th at 7 p.m. on Vh1Â and will perform a track off their upcoming EP.