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Comma / Press

"Hailing from Exeter, Greg Baldi seemingly got involved in the local music scene around the same time he learned how to walk. Known primarily for spots he has held in such bands as Skamasutra, the Dramadies, and his solo work under the nom de plume, Diatribe, Baldi has had a colorful and diverse run of things in his young career. Now in his early 20s, Baldi has found himself at the helm of one of the most interesting and brutally crushing bands the Seacoast music scene has seen to date. They're called Comma. Categorize them as you will — be it instrumental noise rock, post rock, math rock, experimental prog, etc. — the bottom line is, Comma are at the forefront of a movement that is really picking up steam, not only in New Hampshire, but throughout the music industry."


“Unpredictable, relentless, and 100 percent compelling, think the instrumentals of Zappa, blended with the structurally ambient success of Explosions in the Sky, graced with the penetrating force of Isis & Comma's voice is loud, poignant, and really demands the listener's attention. Dig in. ”

“With "Habitual Loser," Comma is primed for movement. Listening to "Habitual Loser," or any thing the band touches is a workout. It's furied post-rock mathematical wizardry in a three-piece guitar driven package. It's Explosions in the Sky exploding in the sky. It's brute force coalesced with tranquil harmonies. It's unassuming but unabashedly brilliant. Greg Baldi's blistering six-string fret tingling, and Brent Glidden's stoutly pulsating bass lines are on par with their debut performances, which permeated from "Mean Either." What makes an attentive listener scarily giddy is the work behind the kit coming from Andrew Paolini. The rubber-armed skin-pounding warrior sounds far more confident and controlled this time around, making Comma's mission of adding more bodies to their collective fan base an attainable reality. Losing is not an option.”

“We became aware of Exeter-based power trio Comma during a multi-act show at Buoy in February. We were immediately smitten with the newcomers’ awesome brand of progressive metal and eagerly anticipated a first recording. Their debut EP, “Meen Either,” delivers. The group includes Greg Baldi on guitar, Andrew Paolini on drums and Brent Glidden on bass, with guest organist Tom Potter playing on one song. They’re all ambitious musical architects who build towering, crystalline sounds. Consisting of four wordless compositions, the disc offers 38 minutes of sonic hysteria, filled with unpredictable time changes and complex instrumental maneuvers. ”

“For those who enjoy nine-minute rounds of blistering finger tapping and drum fills, or simply a good mindfucking, will enjoy this band. Though they don’t have much for recorded material, their live shows are enough to keep your head spinning.”