It’s been five years in-between records for Meniscus, but now with the release of their latest album ‘Refractions’ the three-piece instrumental post-rockers (plus a visual artist) are back with a vengeance, heralding what is arguably their best body of work to date.
In what was an extreme experience of all sensations, it’s easy to see why they have been compared to the likes of heavy weights Mogwai and Sigur Ros, as they hit the Manning Bar stage on Friday night intent to bring the entire venue to it’s knees.
Synced to an elaborate array of hexagonal screens broadcasting imagery of natural landscapes and industrial machinery, the visual experience could have easily enveloped the entire performance. But, with such a dynamic sound and rich command of atmospheric tones, guitarist Daniel Oreskovic was hell-bent on making the band’s performance outshine the lights.
Gradually building in intensity from start to finish. Daniel locked into the intricate grooves of drummer Alex O’Toole and pinpoint bass lines of Alison Kerjean, violently thrashing his body around the stage to the point that the visuals seem to come alive to the effect that made the whole place shake.
Although this show is only 3 legs long, with the new album only just released, you can be sure it will not be their last in the near future. With such a grandiose show of balanced visual imagery, celestial ambiance and shotgun like guitar riffs Meniscus is one band you absolutely must, must, must see next year.
Check out their latest record ‘Refractions’ now on Bandcamp and Spotify.
Record Label: Bird’s Robe Records