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Thanks, The Wuss, that was helpful.  I tried some samples, but I am not sure it's for me.  I like a lot of Post Rock, including Mogwai and GYBE, but I am not sure I am a Math Rock person.  Will have to try it more later.



I tried to get in to Battles but didn't understand the appeal.  I actually think the most recent album by Fuck Buttons, Tarot Sport, is a lot less "challenging", especially after the first track, and would recommend it.

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I have listened to a fair amount of post-rock, as I often like to read while listening to music, and find post-rock fits the bill for that.

 

I have found that a lot of post-rock music is pretty mediocre and gives a bad name to the post-rock genre itself.  In some cases the musicianship is weak (Yndi Halda) and in other cases the music is just very predictable and boring (Laura, This Will Destroy You). 

 

I used to listen to Godspeed quite a bit and think Lift Yr. Skinny Fists is a classic, although the recording quality is poor and their compositions are admittedly epic in length.  But "Gathering Storm", the first cut on that album, is a masterpiece.

 

"The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place" by Explosions in the Sky was in heavy rotation for a while.  I think it is a great album for its exquisite melodicism.  But their other albums pale in comparison.

 

The post-rock bands that I have kept coming back to over the years are: Sigur Ros, Do Make Say Think, Mogwai, Mono, and Boards of Canada.

post #123 of 486

While I agree that This Will Destroy You can be predictable, I think it can in some instances add to the gratification of finally reaching that climax you expected all along.

post #124 of 486

Have you guys heard TWDY's new ep? Its not even Post Rock. Its like Drone or Ambient. Very Disappointed.

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The post-rock bands that I have kept coming back to over the years are: Sigur Ros, Do Make Say Think, Mogwai, Mono, and Boards of Canada.


Boards Of Canada... post rock?

post #126 of 486

Just bought a lot of Post Rock from Amazon. Should be here next week.

 

Evpatoria Report: Golevka + EP (Love this band, if you haven't heard them, please give them a listen. Their full-length is still on backorder, sadly)

Collapse Under the Empire: Find a Place to Be Safe (Another lesser-known band with some great compositions)

Mono: Under the Pipal Tree (Bought this solely because of "Kidnapper's Bell". Amazing piece of music!)

Mono: You Are There (Has a reputation for being their best. Would be hard to beat "Hymn to the Immortal Wind" in my mind, but we'll see)

Godspeed You! Black Emperor: f#a# ∞ (After "Lift Your Skinny Fists..." I had to get everything of their's I could find)

Godspeed You! Black Emperor: Yanqui U.X.O. (Haven't heard a bad track from this album, and "Rockets Fall on Rocket Falls" is just gorgeous)

post #127 of 486

i'm gonna have to check out Evpatoria Report.

never heard of 'em, but sounds like i should have... 

post #128 of 486
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From Belfast, And So I Watch From Afar. Superb, heavy and very well recorded.

 

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x2

 

Thats an awesome album!

post #130 of 486

Tortoise ftw!

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Tortoise ftw!


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they might look like average blokes, but they sound like no one else!

post #132 of 486

OH man. Im listening to And So I Watch You From Afar's new ep. It is awesome!!

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they might look like average blokes, but they sound like no one else!


Yeeeeeeeeeeah buddy!

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OH man. Im listening to And So I Watch You From Afar's new ep. It is awesome!!


x2 and they are on tour so hopefully I will see them in Novemeber.

post #135 of 486

I missed a Toroise show in Chicago. It was 2 days after the Mono show I went to, in the same venue. Just couldn't justify that money.

 

Can't wait until GY!BE starts the US leg of their tour, though.

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