Indianapolis, IN based Angry Red Planet consists of Joe Howard (keyboards, guitar), Simon Howard (keyboards, guitar) and Mark McCleerey (percussion). They formed in 2012 as a merging and continuation of previous projects. Their music is a beguiling, frequency-defying combination of synthesizer textures, edgy percussion and arcane spoken-word fragments.
Particularly striking is their conflation of compelling melodies and sweet tones with unapologetically gritty noise. Their album Glowing Men is a collection of what are essentially well crafted songs, albeit without singing. But the album is also a fascinating journey through lovingly constructed sonic architecture – angry indeed at times, but often playful as well, and in any case a trip worth taking again and again.