Nathan Lawr of MINOTAURS grew up outside his band’s homebase of Guelph, Ontario, where he still lives now. He describes the new MINOTAURS album Weird Waves [his seventh album, and third as MINOTAURS] as an “apocalyptic-psychedelic afro-folk epic“, with a distinct 1970’s afro-rock influence coupled with the psychedelic influences of Curtis Mayfield, German’s Neu, as well as Sun Ara.
Weird Waves was put together from studio jams with his live band, and then tinkered with at home, where Lawr added keyboard, drones and random sounds. “That way, I can just follow my instincts and not explain anything to anybody. It can be slightly peculiar: things entering and leaving at odd times. That’s really interesting to me as a listener. There’s a lot more room, it’s more relaxed.”