The group`s 2006 self-titled debut was released quietly by the Notwist`s Alien Transistor label in 2006, but the break-steeped post-rock and electronica conained therein showcased Zimmer and Brandner`s ear for Two Lone Swordsmen-meets-Slint experimentation. Anticon`s Alias even stopped by for a collaboration, on the song "During this Course", and Punktezahl ended up joining when Saroos hit the road with his better-known band.
Knowledge both arcane and empirical suggests power in threes, so it makes sense that the band has hit its stride since. In 2009, Saroos covered post-punk legend Graeme Jefferies for Morr Music`s Not Given Lightly compilation, a tribute to the obscure but excellent ´80s New Zealand alt-rock scene. Later that year, they got to work on a stunning second album, See Me Not, which finds cLOUDDEAD`s Odd Nosdam in the role of producer and unofficial fourth member.
But what does Saroos sound like? Exotica gone even wilder -- abstract and shadowy. Or dub in reverse, where solid grooves emerge from skronk and noise. Like beats coated in dust, pushed through space by an astral zephyr. Or a huge wall of sound, frayed at both ends, whose core is a woven mass of impenetrable sonic particulate. And still, the effect isn`t one of claustrophobia. The Saroos sound is, as is its makers`s wont, something to be explored, something to get lost in.
Saroos Discography Tracks
|Saroos||Saroos (Album)||Alien Transistor||Germany||2006||Sell This Version|
|Saroos||See Me Not (Album)||Alien Transistor||Germany||2010||Sell This Version|
|Saroos||Return (Album)||Alien Transistor||Germany||2013||Sell This Version|
|Saroos||Tardis (Album)||Alien Transistor||Germany||2016||Sell This Version|
Singles & EPs
|N 28||Saroos||Yukoma (Populous Remix) / Outrigger (7", Ltd)||Alien Transistor||N 28||Germany||2011||Sell This Version|
|N 34||Saroos||Morning Way (12", EP, Ltd)||Alien Transistor||N 34||Germany||2013||Sell This Version|
|anost 069||Saroos X Sequoyah Tiger||Saroos X Sequoyah Tiger - Awayaway / Weaver's Cave Remixes (7", Single)||A Number Of Small Things||anost 069||Germany||2016||Sell This Version|
|003||Saroos||Pocket Dub (File, MP3, 320)||Chapter (2), Modifyer||003||US||2015|
|none||Saroos||Dirty S3cr3t (Cass, Ltd, Mixed, Num)||Not On Label||none||Europe||2016||Sell This Version|