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    Post Rock

    I did a search and didn't find any threads on this genre surprisingly. I know there are fans in here. It's a favorite for me while I drive depending on the band of course. Just curious to hear what your favorites are....
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    I've really been diggin' these guys recently...

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    Yeah...Caspian is one of my favorites. Another one that is about to go on tour is This Will Destroy You (new album dropping in September).

    And Godspeed You! Black Emperor is currently hoofing it across the States...I am seeing them in Baltimore tomorrow night in fact. Still one of the most amazing live bands around IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    I did a search and didn't find any threads on this genre surprisingly. I know there are fans in here. It's a favorite for me while I drive depending on the band of course. Just curious to hear what your favorites are....
    I was surprised by the lack as well. Though you might find something of interest in these, Scott:

    http://www.progressiveears.org/forum...ight=post-rock

    http://www.progressiveears.org/forum...ight=post-rock
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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    I was surprised by the lack as well. Though you might find something of interest in these, Scott:

    http://www.progressiveears.org/forum...ight=post-rock

    http://www.progressiveears.org/forum...ight=post-rock
    Thanks man! I will check those out.

    God is an Astronaut is another I really like as well as heavier stuff like Russian Circles (are they post rock?) and Pelican.
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    Definitely check out This Will Destroy You then...they are on the heavier side of things: https://thiswilldestroyyou.bandcamp....other-language

    Stretching a tad, but still slightly might be relevant is the instrumental metal band Temple: https://tempelofficial.bandcamp.com/...-of-the-temple
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    Definitely check out This Will Destroy You then...they are on the heavier side of things: https://thiswilldestroyyou.bandcamp....other-language

    Stretching a tad, but still slightly might be relevant is the instrumental metal band Temple: https://tempelofficial.bandcamp.com/...-of-the-temple
    Awesome...thanks! My Bandcamp wishlist is a mess already
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    Godspeed You Black Emperor are probably the best post rock band I've seen live though Sigur Ros are still on the bucket list. Others I really like:-

    Tortoise
    Mogwai
    God Is An Astronaut
    Crippled Black Pheonix
    Swans
    Explosions In The Sky
    Miasma & The Carousel Of Headless Horses
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    I'm pretty sure that Gosta Berlings Saga is considered Post Rock. They would get my no. 1 nod. (And they were terrific live.)
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    I've enjoyed some of Sigur Ros's music, and really liked a musical documentary I saw so I know they are capable to good things. BUT I have to say when I saw them in concert last summer it was a total snooze. The only thing that kept me awake was the constant overbearing bass that kept us all vibrating like one of those old electronic football games. Every song they did sounded like the previous one - just a wash of sound, the same tone of plaintive vocals and that contstant incessant irritating bass rattling. About as dynamic as a diesal generator. Everone I was with pretty much felt the same. This was at a large outdoor pavillion, maybe it would be different at a smaller club. I dunno, the crowd seems to be into it. To me it seemed like they were just going through the motions.
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    Tarentel is one of my favorites, although I must confess I hardly listen to post-rock these days.
    Here's the Bandcamp-page of one of their best albums, "From Bone To Satellite" https://tarentel.bandcamp.com/

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    Krobak is a good one:




    How about some post metal?

    Terraformer:



    Neither of these are strictly "post rock" but I've always found that label a bit of a catch-all anyway.
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    is Post Rock the same as Jam Band?
    is it all 4/4?
    are there extreme changes (not necessarily time sig changes) within compositions?
    Why is it whenever someone mentions an artist that was clearly progressive (yet not the Symph weenie definition of Prog) do certain people feel compelled to snort "thats not Prog" like a whiny 5th grader?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER View Post
    is Post Rock the same as Jam Band?
    is it all 4/4?
    are there extreme changes (not necessarily time sig changes) within compositions?
    Wikipedia definition isn't bad

    Post-rock is a form of experimental rock[3] characterized by use of rock instruments primarily to explore textures and timbre rather than traditional song structure, chords or riffs.[4] Post-rock artists typically unify rock instrumentation with electronics,[3] and are often instrumental.[5][6][3] Although firmly rooted in the indie or underground scene of the 1980s and early 1990s, post-rock's style often bears little resemblance musically to that of contemporary indie rock, departing from rock conventions.[6] Elements may be borrowed from genres such as ambient music, krautrock, IDM, jazz, minimalist
    There's a lot of atmospheric build and release usually at loud volumes in length pieces, they often have very long silly song titles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER View Post
    is Post Rock the same as Jam Band?
    is it all 4/4?
    are there extreme changes (not necessarily time sig changes) within compositions?
    Lot's of noodling with jam bands. I'd say post rock is more about atmosphere. Some post rock can be very samey which I don't have patience for. There has to be a little variety and transition for my easily bored brain
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhabreath View Post
    I've enjoyed some of Sigur Ros's music, and really liked a musical documentary I saw so I know they are capable to good things. BUT I have to say when I saw them in concert last summer it was a total snooze. The only thing that kept me awake was the constant overbearing bass that kept us all vibrating like one of those old electronic football games. Every song they did sounded like the previous one - just a wash of sound, the same tone of plaintive vocals and that contstant incessant irritating bass rattling. About as dynamic as a diesal generator. Everone I was with pretty much felt the same. This was at a large outdoor pavillion, maybe it would be different at a smaller club. I dunno, the crowd seems to be into it. To me it seemed like they were just going through the motions.
    I had tried to get into them, but couldn't do it. Like you I found it a total snooze. And did you ever get one of those electric football players to actually run 100yds without veering off or going in a complete circle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    God is an Astronaut is another I really like as well as heavier stuff like Russian Circles (are they post rock?) and Pelican.
    God is an Astronaut is my fave, though I'm a novice with the genre. I also really like Pymlico, if they're considered to be post rock. Been meaning to check out Russian Circles - they've gotten love here, before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Godspeed You Black Emperor are probably the best post rock band I've seen live though Sigur Ros are still on the bucket list. Others I really like:-

    Tortoise
    Mogwai
    God Is An Astronaut
    Crippled Black Pheonix
    Swans
    Explosions In The Sky
    Miasma & The Carousel Of Headless Horses
    Miasma & The Carousel Of Headless Horses?? I'll have to try that just because of the name. The others I've heard and liked.
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    IIRC Miasma had members of Guapo in it... Correct me if I am wrong Ian. I have their debut but haven't listened to it in many years.
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    You ain't wrong on the Miasmah / Guapo connection
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    Since we're starting to veer toward the heavier side of things...Ex Eye
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