AUDIO: Conundrum – “Is As, There Was”
Prog-psych rockers Conundrum are out with their long-awaited sophomore EP. Beginning with a vibrant and ambient soundscape, the first track features space-like vocals that bring us into an intergalactic daydream. The second track, featuring Mike Neumeyer on vibraphone, is shorter but brings more complex and jazzy instrumentation. The third track had been the EP’s lead single and is a satire of flat-earth conspiracy theorists (“truth is opinion, deny the proof in front of you”). The final track is the longest and brings the heaviest aggression with gritty guitarwork and adventurous drumming. Overall, Conundrum succeed in taking us on a planetary excursion that musters mind-bending auditory fantasies.