You probably know Stephen Brodsky as one of the most prolific musicians in the underground scene. He was a member of Converge during the band’s early days, and he founded Cave In.
Cave In alone is enough to show Brodsky’s dynamic approach to music: No two albums sound the same. His most recent project is the sludge-laden punk trio, Mutoid Man. The time signatures on Helium Head are something you’d expect from a progressive band, but that doesn’t compromise the band’s punk roots: The sound is ultimately relatable, and not soaked in the academic pretentions of other bands looking to explore unorthodox rhythms.
I got a chance to talk with Brodsky recently. He told me what I can expect from the upcoming Mutoid Man full-length, as well as some of his musical inspirations.