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Old 03-02-2008, 12:15 PM   #101
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I definitely agree. I was talking about the self-titled album before. The EP is excellent, while I would classify the album as good.
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:46 PM   #102
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I can't stop listening to EF's "Give Me Beauty...Or Give Me Death" today. I don't usually like post rock with vocals, but somehow, they do it so well, it doesn't bother me. And, you can't go wrong when adding strings to the post rock.
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Old 03-03-2008, 06:47 PM   #103
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"Give me beauty..." it's just fantastic, and i love the cover art

this is a post-rock thread, and no mention to the new and absolutely amazing A Silver Mt. Zion album?

"13 Blues for Thirteen Moons"

album of the year, I don't care the rest...

if you speak spanish :
http://ashcities.blogspot.com/2008/0...orchestra.html

even if you don't speak spanish :
http://ashcities.blogspot.com/2008/0...ara-bajar.html
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:51 PM   #104
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I bought my ticket for Pelican tonight. The young man who sold me the ticket assured me that if I left after Pelican I was going to miss two great bands. The old fart in me is thrilled: doors at 5:30, show starts at 6:30 because there are four bands on the bill and Pelican plays second. I can be home in bed on a school night by 10:00.
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:53 PM   #105
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You people have fucked me up. I bought a ticket for Red Sparowes with Russian Circles opening. On a school night.
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:13 AM   #106
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"Give me beauty..." it's just fantastic, and i love the cover art

this is a post-rock thread, and no mention to the new and absolutely amazing A Silver Mt. Zion album?

"13 Blues for Thirteen Moons"

album of the year, I don't care the rest...

if you speak spanish :
http://ashcities.blogspot.com/2008/0...orchestra.html

even if you don't speak spanish :
http://ashcities.blogspot.com/2008/0...ara-bajar.html
I still haven't gotten around to listening to any Silver Mt. Zion, but they are coming through my town in May, so I'm going to try to check them out.

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You people have fucked me up. I bought a ticket for Red Sparowes with Russian Circles opening. On a school night.
That was our plan all along. (Insert evil laugh).

And, holy shit!! I just got around to listening to Yndi Halda. Absolutely love it. I've been really into strings lately, and this is just amazing.
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Old 03-06-2008, 12:18 PM   #107
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I also listened to Yndi Halda for the first time recently. Loved it.

Even without vocals, it actually seemed quite progressive to me.

Then again, really, this can all be considered progressive. People see that term and think of the early 70's, but man, it's so much more than that.

Post Rock seems like a continuation of it in a way. Probably one of the reasons why I enjoy it so much.
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Old 03-06-2008, 01:23 PM   #108
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I also listened to Yndi Halda for the first time recently. Loved it.

Even without vocals, it actually seemed quite progressive to me.

Then again, really, this can all be considered progressive. People see that term and think of the early 70's, but man, it's so much more than that.

Post Rock seems like a continuation of it in a way. Probably one of the reasons why I enjoy it so much.
I'm loving Yndi Halda more each time I listen to them.

It's funny you say that about progressive rock and post rock because I just wrote a paper a few weeks ago for my rock history class comparing the two genres, except I focused on both of their rejections of the rock standard of the time and their popularity. I definitely see a lot of similarities between the two, and I agree that post rock is a continuation of sorts from the progressive rock tradition.
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probably it has something of prog, but I don't see post-rock as a continuation
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I don't mean to be a braggart, but I SEE EXPLOSIONS 2 WEEKS FROM TONIGHT!

*high fives everyone in this thread*
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:31 PM   #111
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probably it has something of prog, but I don't see post-rock as a continuation
Perhaps continuation was the wrong word to use, as its clearly gone off on its own tangent. The genre does have progressive elements, however.

God Is An Astronaut is in Boston next week. I'd love to be able to go if I can.
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probably it has something of prog, but I don't see post-rock as a continuation
Nor I.

I think trying to act like post-rock came from prog is giving prog more credit than it deserves and giving post-rock itself far too little credit. Sure, there might be similarities, but there are similarities with classical music and post-rock as well, that doesn't mean that it's a continuation or was derived from it. Post-rock is its own genre with its own origins. I see far more similarity and influence from shoegaze, but I still wouldn't say it's a continuation.
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:16 PM   #113
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I think I love you mofo! I agree completely

also I see similarities between post-rock and noise
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Old 03-13-2008, 05:42 PM   #114
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I don't mean to be a braggart, but I SEE EXPLOSIONS 2 WEEKS FROM TONIGHT!

*high fives everyone in this thread*
I don't mean to top that, but I'm seeing them TOMORROW NIGHT!!!!!!!




Martha's post reminded me that Red Sparowes with Russian Circles and Hellas Mounds will be here in 2 weeks. I like what I've heard from Russian Circles but I'm not familiar with Red Sparowes or Hellas Mounds
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Red Sparowes sound a lot like Russian Circles to me, but I like Russian Circles better. If the tickets are cheap, you should go.
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I don't mean to top that, but I'm seeing them TOMORROW NIGHT!!!!!!!



I demand a set list and COMPLETE details.
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Red Sparowes fucking destroy

take that as a recommendation
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Red Sparowes fucking destroy
Next Thursday.
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Old 03-15-2008, 11:27 AM   #119
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lucky you

really, I can't even imagine a show by those guys, it must be... epic, gigantic, apocalyptic... you know
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So I should get the rest of their records, then?
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