Ahleuchatistas is an American band from Asheville (NC). Forming in February 2003, the band is still quite young, but holding the steady line-up of Shane Perlowin (guitar), Sean Dail (drums), Derek Poteat (bass) have release three albums. While opting towards the simplistic formula of guitar, bass, drums line-up, their influences draw from vast spectrum's of music. Choosing to avoid sonic enhancements in their music, the band radiates a raw and streamline sound. With the palette clean from enhancements, the bands inventiveness sets out in full stride. Leaving a free vehicle in which the band experiments with numerous techniques to mimic the absurd and zany noises which infiltrating their albums.
Their second album 'The Same and the Other' is seen as there most complete work to date (with 'What You Will' not far behind). While not expressing their political opinions in a vocal fashion, the urgency in the compositions conveys their ideals perfectly. This impression again is reiterated with song titles like "RPG1", "Lament for Bhopal" and Remember Rumsfeld at Abu Ghraib"
"We think it's very important to reflect our historical context in our art," says Ahleuchatistas guitarist Shane Perlowin. "It would be easy to take a completely abstract and aesthetic approach to our work as it's devoid of lyrical content, but we feel more honest when we're contributing to a consciousness-raising or agitating of sorts."
The bands compositions circle around tight-nit aggressive punk-like passages to stretched out improvisational/Jazzy jamming; always entailing the signature rhythmic drumming of Math/noise rock. For those who love living their lives of the edge of dissonance, embrace Ahleuchatistas with open arms. All three albums stand as competent additions to anyone's Math Rock collection.