Biography

mOck from Berlin challenges us in all the best ways: the trio oscillates between scintillating outbursts and minimalistic reservation. Its unique and yet catchy sound feeds on sources such as post hardcore. Bands like Karate, Honey For Petzi, or Tortoise are important influences. Persisting melodies, rhythmic ruptures and free floating structures that are given to sudden changes combine to create an experience of Puzzle-Rock that lends itself to a very fine listening.

After having released their debut album along with a number of spilt 7″s in 2012, for instance one with Victor Villarreal (Cap’n Jazz, Owls, Joan Of Arc), their forthcoming EP Components, which promises an even more differentiated presentation of their refined sound, is in the works at the moment. In Germany, Coraille Records will release Components as a 10” Vinyl (+digital) on February 21st, 2014. In Japan, Friend Of Mine Records will launch the EP as part of an exclusive CD-release of the mOck album on March 19th, 2014.

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mOck: ‘Components’ 10″ EP Review – Sonic Abuse

Components, the band’s fourth EP, sees mOck exploring gently unhinged art rock, shoegaze and jazz with unerring intensity and makes you wonder what lysergic delights are in the water in Berlin that encourage such meandering and yet brilliant compositions. […] Like Sonic Youth playing Miles Davis covers, this is unusual, arty, underground music, and the result is fascinating, unique and enthralling.” – Sonic Abuse

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Premiere: Berlin’s mOck Shares “Leiden, NL” Video – URB

Berlin math rock outfit mOck premier their new video for “Leiden, NL”. “Fronted by vocalist/bassist Freddy Knop, the Tortoise and Karate-influenced trio operates in a free structure alternating between minimalist restraint and bursts of complexity.”

Head to URB.com to watch this cleverly edited clip, showing mOck performing through reflections and projections bouncing off various instruments and an old Nintendo.

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The Math Rock Blog reviews “Components”

mOck has given us a concise EP rife with patience, precision and delicate organization, sewing a rich musical fabric that showcases interweaving yet unified instrumentation and exemplary songwriting. […] mOck achieves the trying task of sounding familiar without sounding trite, as Components is much more than a recitation of what has come before.” – The Math Rock Blog

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American Aftermath reviews “Components”

“The music on Components is subdued, soft, delicate, and full of complexity at the same time. The songs burst with bright melodies that are conjured through riffing that cycles and changes without hesitation. The songs, especially evident in the opening track “Poitou”, constantly shift rhythm and shape throughout. It’s usually unlikely that you will hear the same section more than twice. Components often toys with jazz-like formulas and adds a healthy dose of math rock to the mix, as the track “Singh” showcases. The EP is brimming with quiet complexity.” – American Aftermath

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mOck: Components 10″ EP OUT TODAY

mOck‘s Components EP is out today, featuring 4 brand new tunes that showcase the Berlin trio’s refined sound as they continue to toy with the conventions of indie, punk, and post rock. Get your hands on the limited edition 10″ vinyl while we still have some in stock. Free shipping on all US order. Also available for immediate download in high quality 320kbps MP3 format.

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mOck: “Components” EP out in Europe; new track stream

mOck‘s Components EP is out today in Europe and drops next Tuesday on this side of the Atlantic, available on 10″ vinyl and digital download. Preview the opening track “Poitou” below, and pre-order you copy today.

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mOck: “Components” EP now available for Pre-Order

We are now offering pre-orders for mOck‘s Components EP, available on 10″ vinyl and high quality 320kbps MP3 download. Components drops February 25th in the US (Feb 21st in Germany via Coraille; March 19th in Japan via Friend Of Mine Records) and features 4 brand new tunes that showcase mOck‘s refined sound as they continue to toy with the conventions of indie, punk, and post rock. Fans can stream the EP’s instrumental track “Singh” below.

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10″ EP limited to 500 copies.
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mOck: Berlin puzzle-rockers announce 10″ EP + streaming track

We’re super pumped to introduce you to Berlin’s DIY-sweethearts mOck, and we’re excited to bring you North American distribution of their brand new 10″ EP Components!

mOck challenges us in all the best ways: the trio oscillates between scintillating outbursts and minimalistic reservation. Persisting melodies, rhythmic ruptures and free floating structures combine to create a sound that is unique and yet catchy, playful and yet precise. For fans of Karate, Tortoise, or Joan of Arc.

Components drops February 21st via German indie label Coraille and will see US release (10″ vinyl + digital) February 25th courtesy of yours truly. In Japan, Friend Of Mine Records will launch the EP as part of an exclusive CD-release on March 19th. US pre-orders will be announced this weekend. In the meantime listen to the EP’s instrumental track “Singh”, streaming below.

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