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Old 01-14-2008, 03:51 PM   #1
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The Post-Rock Thread

I know there's plenty of people on here who enjoy some post-rock goodness, so discuss, share, etc.

I started out listening to Explosions in the Sky and branched out from there. Got into Mogwai, This Will Destroy You, Do Make Say Think, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and God is an Astronaut. Just discovered We vs. Death, who are amazing They have some songs up for free download on their website: http://www.wevsdeath.nl/

Who else should I check out? Who are you guys listening to?
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Glad you made a separate thread, as the Explosions one had got greatly off topic.

These are some of the post-rock groups I'm a fan of (in no order):

Mogwai
Explosions in the Sky
Sigur Ros
Mono
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
65daysofstatic
The Six Parts Seven
Pelican
Slint



Post-rockish, but not necessarily post-rock:

Ratatat
The Album Leaf
Battles
Broken Social Scene
Eluvium


I wrote up a big thing on the genre back in the day, I'll look to see if I still have it and post.
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If you enjoy Do Make Say Think, and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, I would recommend these albums (listed as artist-record):

Eluvium- Copia
Menomena- Under An Hour
The Album Leaf- Into The Blue Again.
The Besnard Lakes- Are The Dark Horse
Early Day Miners- Placer Found
A Silver Mt. Zion- He Has Left Us Alone But Shafts Of Light...
The Six Parts Seven- Casually Smashed To Pieces

And if you're looking to branch out from Post-Rock into... well, Post-Classical:

Stars of the Lid- And Their Refinement of the Decline (it's their newest album, and one of their best).

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PS- I wrote this at the same time as u2popmofo, so please forgive the repetition.
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I downloaded a Slint album after I saw u2popmofo mention them in another thread, haven't had a chance to listen to it yet though.

I've wanted to check out Mono, Pelican, and 65daysofstatic, where's a good place to start with each?

Awesome Pinball Wizard, I've wanted to get some Eluvium too.
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Jesu is post-rockish...

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...ndID=104874555

"Tracks are glacier-paced monuments to allowing chords to crash against one another, making for enlightening moments of dissonance. In many cases, its as if Broadrick is in shoegaze-mode, letting things play out simply to see how they interact with one another."

worth a look for sure
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I downloaded a Slint album after I saw u2popmofo mention them in another thread, haven't had a chance to listen to it yet though.
Spiderland, I hope!

It's arguably the "first" post-rock album, at least in terms of what post-rock ended up turning into. It's fantastic as well.....and has lyrics.


I forgot to mention Besnard Lakes. Cujowned.
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Jesu is post-rockish...

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...ndID=104874555

"Tracks are glacier-paced monuments to allowing chords to crash against one another, making for enlightening moments of dissonance. In many cases, its as if Broadrick is in shoegaze-mode, letting things play out simply to see how they interact with one another."

worth a look for sure
I second this.
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Yndi Halda, Yndi Halda, Yndi Halda, Yndi Halda, Yndi Halda, Yndi Halda, Yndi Halda, Yndi Halda, Yndi Halda, Yndi Halda...

you get my point...

http://www.myspace.com/yndihalda

Jesu is post-metal but yeah, it's a variation of post-rock

last month the magazine where I work published an article of mine about post-rock, I would love to post it, but it's in spanish
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Translate it for us, JiB.

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It's arguably the "first" post-rock album, at least in terms of what post-rock ended up turning into.
Going further back, I would say that Gustav Holst fathered post-rock with his Planets suite. The ideas of orchestral crescendo and sharp melodic contrasts stem directly from classical compositions. If you listen to something like Mars, The Bringer of War (which I happen to be enjoying right now), you can hear where some of the more formulaic* post-rock bands -like Explosions in the Sky- find their ancestral lineage.

*formulaic in terms of structure: slow build-up, heavy climax, layered and delayed instruments, etc.
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*formulaic in terms of structure: slow build-up, heavy climax
Is that your sexcuse, you just don't want to be "formulaic"?
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Yndi Halda, Yndi Halda, Yndi Halda, Yndi Halda, Yndi Halda, Yndi Halda, Yndi Halda, Yndi Halda, Yndi Halda, Yndi Halda...

you get my point...

http://www.myspace.com/yndihalda
After listening to Enjoy Eternal Bliss by these guys... I second the recommendation. Great album.
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Jesu is post-metal but yeah, it's a variation of post-rock
I wouldn't really call Jesu post-metal. That label makes me think of Pelican and Russian Circles (who I both recommend highly to anybody unfamiliar with them, especially Russian Circles). I think drone doom is the most fitting label for the first Jesu album, but the shoegazer influence has made that label a bit useless for everything that's followed.

As for post-rock, I absolutely must mention Jakob. Now there's some quality New Zealand music. I love their soundscapes.
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Spiderland, I hope!

It's arguably the "first" post-rock album, at least in terms of what post-rock ended up turning into. It's fantastic as well.....and has lyrics.
It was. I plan on giving it a listen tonight.
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