Somewhere between Bangkok, Kyoto and Tokyo, the Thai-Japanese quintet aire have been developing their own vision of modern instrumental rock for the last two years.
Just like in the case of (Japanese) group Uchu Conbini, their post/math rock inspirations are paired with a great melodic talent, which shows up in every bar of their guitar-filled music. And yes, crescendos are here too.
“Mizukiri” (水切り) is a four-minute song that further refines the style we’ve cheerished from the first record, constantly switching between chopped-up verses and a laid-back quasi-chorus. With some misleading pauses, the group leads us through a captivating crescendo to a powerful yet cheerful final.