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post #16 of 485
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From Texas, Balmorhea. The album Constellations is very atmospheric, mainly acoustic and sounds like it was recorded in an old barn. The track Bowsprit is a classic with strings, banjo, guitar and people stamping/clapping to keep the beat. A prime example of what post rock is all about and the stunning music coming from that genre.

 

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post #17 of 485
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Rapidly becoming one of my favourite bands is The Samuel Jackson Five from Oslo, Norway. These guys span the influences of the whole post rock/math rock genre from traditional blues and jazz to wild electronica. Highly recommended.

 

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post #18 of 485
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Guitars, power drums and techno drive this album along at an incredible pace.

 

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Originally Posted by Prog Rock Man View Post

From Texas, Balmorhea. The album Constellations is very atmospheric, mainly acoustic and sounds like it was recorded in an old barn. The track Bowsprit is a classic with strings, banjo, guitar and people stamping/clapping to keep the beat. A prime example of what post rock is all about and the stunning music coming from that genre.

 

                                          


The Canadian post rock group Set Fire To Flames second album (Telegraphs In Negative/Mouths Trapped In Static) was reported to have been recorded in a barn in Ontario. Their style is similar to Godspeed and early Sliver Mt Zion. 

 

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Edited by MrQ - 5/23/10 at 4:43am
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post #21 of 485

Not sure if you guys have seen this yet, but here is a post from Isis explaining that they are breaking up:

 

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=4045552&blogId=534569049

 

"ISIS has reached an end. It's hard to try to say it in any delicate way, and it is a truth that is best spoken plainly. This end isn't something that occurred over night and it hasn't been brought about by a single cataclysmic fracture in the band. Simply put, ISIS has done everything we wanted to do, said everything we wanted to say. In the interest of preserving the love we have of this band, for each other, for the music made and for all the people who have continually supported us, it is time to bring it to a close."

 

Its a bummer because they're one of my favorite bands, but I'm glad they chose to split under good circumstances.

 

At least I get to see them one more time in LA in about a week.

post #22 of 485
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Not sure if you guys have seen this yet, but here is a post from Isis explaining that they are breaking up:

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That's a damn shame. I'm so glad I had a chance to see them live. In years to come I can be one of those old dudes

who can say "Yeah man, back in the day..."

post #23 of 485

I like Isis's "Panopticon" a LOT.  I tried to get into GY!BE, and I like elements of it, but I rarely actually spend any time listening to it.  The absurd length of most of their tracks doesn't help.

 

Do you guys consider Mars Volta post-rock?  What about Sigur Ros?

 

post #24 of 485
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Based on ProgArchives, Sigur Ros are post rock and The Mars Volta are heavy prog. The way I see it is if the music had vocals, math rock would be indie or electronica and post rock would split into numerous genres from metal to jazz to folk to avant guard to you name it. With some strong blues and folk influences The Samuel Jackson Five....

 

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post #25 of 485
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I like Isis's "Panopticon" a LOT.  I tried to get into GY!BE, and I like elements of it, but I rarely actually spend any time listening to it.  The absurd length of most of their tracks doesn't help.

 

Do you guys consider Mars Volta post-rock?  What about Sigur Ros?

 


I always felt Mars Volta were more on the prog side rather than post. I only have Frances The Mute so I can't speak for the rest of their work. 

post #26 of 485

I like Mars Volta a lot. Deloused in the Comatorium is my favorite of theirs by far. I guess I can see how people would consider them Prog - they are pretty structureless, even for Prog, though, IMO.

I like Sigur Ros too, although I can only take so much at a time due to the guys voice.

post #27 of 485

http://popculturefan.com/mars-volta-interview/

 

Watch the video under "Mars Volta Interview revu.nl (in Amsterdam)"

 

At around 5:10 Omar says all of their music is basically pop, which it is. To me they are a blend of prog, punk, and pop. Have you heard their previous band, At The Drive In? It's good to know a bit where their coming from. They are pretty structured in terms of most of their songs. Of course intros and stuff make it seem more conceptual.

 

As far as math rock, the band Hella with Zack Hill on drums could definitely be considered there. I'm not sure if this counts either, but Marnie Stern has an album with Zack Hill called "This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That"

 

As far as post-rock, I strongly recommend the French band Kwoon. http://www.kwoon-music.com/

 

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Kwoon - I lived on the Moon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTysF1E4Ft0


Edited by amhso - 5/23/10 at 7:12pm
post #28 of 485

Sigur ros are the only band i know from this thread.  so this is post rock..?  I can say that it is definitely special and interesting,i like it but i wouldn't say it is one of my favourites.

 

I always got a hard time with progressive stuff and unusual melodies (especially jazz).  my brain seem to have a hard time processing this information   I always liked pure,straight,"in your face"  kind of melodies without Casuistry and Sophistry of any kind.  no rythem breaking...

 

but I like the atmosphere in sigur ros' music and some of the melodies are really great.

the sound is also very good. 

post #29 of 485
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For all you Sigur Ros fans, try Sweden's EF and their album 'Give me beauty or give me death!'........

 

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and Immanu El and their album 'They'll come, they'll come'.........

 

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Edited by Prog Rock Man - 5/24/10 at 9:27am
post #30 of 485
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Phwoar, Hella are very much at the techno, noise end of math rock. The drumming is right up there with the best.....

 

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and if you like that try Battles and their album 'Mirrored'

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