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|located in||Sacramento, California, United States|
Ent was an early 21st-century American math rock band that, although largely unknown to this day, was one of the first bands (alongside, for example, Pittsburgh natives Don Caballero) to expound the often-instrumental 21st-century style of math rock, focusing on integrating intricate clean (as opposed to distorted) guitar and bass guitar grooves into the ultimately post-hardcore origins of the genre. Ent was also an early band in the 2000’s Sacramento math rock scene, which includes other classic math rock bands such as Hella, Dilute, and Tera Melos.
Although Ent remains somewhat obscure, their music is nothing short of superb. I highly recommend their self-titled album, and also checking out Carson McWhirter’s later works (both solo and with other groups).
Ian Hill is not to be confused with Zach Hill, another drummer from the same scene.
notes on the distributions
“Ent” was ripped from YouTube videos, using
youtube-dl -x to rip
the highest-quality audio possible.
The other releases besides the self-titled are due to an anonymous Reddit user (archived), who uploaded any and all record of Ent that they had.
All releases besides the two “official” releases are bundled as a single distribution, for convenience.
The track listed last in the “[collected]” entry was included as part of the original Reddit distribution, but is probably not actually related to Ent. It appears to actually be by a different Sacramento band called Samus Aran, included on a 2000 compilation of Sacramento rock bands entitled “Rock Out With Your Sac Out” (archived), distributed by Joda Records.
|title||Ent||Farewell Metropolis b/w Underwater||[collected]|