Vocalist/guitarist Haale Gafori and percussionist Matt Kilmer make up Brooklyn-based duo, The Mast. Built around the breathy, ethereal vocals of Gafori and the endlessly varied percussion of Kilmer, their music cannot be simply categorized into a recognized genre. Kilmer’s hyperkinetic beats range from djembe and floor toms, to an electronic array of gurgles, bleeps, and synth sounds. Combined with Gafori’s well-placed guitar accents, the result is both lyrically mysterious and sonically brilliant.
Fun fact: Fans of Louis CK will geek out to know that Kilmer also composes the music for Louie.