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post #241 of 485
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Very nice list, Canoners, thanks for all the effort!

How are y'all liking the new Mogwai album? I can't say that I was all that impressed with it, not very much memorable stuff until the end.


There's a couple of tracks I really enjoy, but overall it's pretty much more of the same. Nothing outstanding. A 7/10 maybe.

post #242 of 485
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The final track is epic.

post #243 of 485
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Whilst there is some 'singing' the majority of the tracks are instrumental. At the metal end of the genre and whilst repetitive, there are some great rhythms

 

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post #244 of 485

LOVE Isis, especially Panopticon.  I think we decided a long while back they are really "post Metal".

post #245 of 485
Originally Posted by Prog Rock Man View Post

Zida, try Battles, ASIWYFA and The Samuel Jackson Five.

 

EDIT add in Russian Circles.

 

Any specific album recommendations?

post #246 of 485
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Any specific album recommendations?

 

Russian Circles - Station. I would consider them Post-Metal. But hey, they're  damn good. Geneva is good too.

 

 

Battles - Ep C / Ep B

post #247 of 485

At the moment I'm really into Year Of No Light

 

post #248 of 485
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Any specific album recommendations?


Battles - Mirrored

 

ASIWYFA - ASIWTFA

 

The Samuel Jackson Five - Goodbye Mellody Mountain

 

Russian Circles - Enter

post #249 of 485

Just read this thread end-to-end.

 

Surprised nobody's mentioned Rodan or US Maple in the math rock category. Or Don Cabellero, for whom I think the phrase "math rock" was first used.

 

Ruins (from Japan) might also be worth checking out: Bass and drums playing at a zillion tempos, mostly at rocket speed, with Swiss precision.

 

For post-rock, I can't believe nobody's mentioned Gastr del Sol yet. They were a little random in their output, ranging from a fairly short Godspeed-ish sustained chord orchestral thing ("The Harp Factory on Lake Street") to deconstructions of John Fahey ("Upgrade & Afterlife") to ambient and poppy, both ("Camofleur"). GdS relied a lot more on acoustic instruments and sounds than most post-rock groups. Dave Grubbs' solo recordings continue mining similar veins, although tending more towards chamber arrangements and poetry readings.

 

I find The Sea & Cake picks up on the vibe of Tortoise's middle period (especially "TNT"), and the bands share personnel, so they're worth checking out if you wish Tortoise was more songs oriented. And if you like that, look for Sam Prekop's solo albums.

 

Eleventh Dream Day's post-1997 recordings (especially "Eighth" and "Ursa Major") are a break from EDD's earlier, driving song structures, and include some extended instrumental workouts that are either filler or mood enhancer, depending on how you like extended instrumental workouts. Brokeback is a solo project from the bassist from Tortoise and Eleventh Dream Day, mostly playing solo electric bass.

 

There's Rex, which put out a really good album ("C") and EP ("Waltz") and a couple okay albums before folding. Members of Rex came from Codeine, which isn't really mathy at all (instead, a charter member of the slowcore sound, worth investigating if you want your post rock slower and noiser), before moving onto June of 44 and other projects. There's a heavy folk/country vibe to the proceedings, which set them apart but which also I suspect turned some people off to the sound.

post #250 of 485

I haven't read this thread from the beginning to the end, but if the list posted on the previous page is complete... nobody has mentioned Jesu eek.gif

post #251 of 485
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Well every suggestion that comes in I search for on Spotify beerchug.gif

post #252 of 485

Thanks for the suggestions ardgedee. I shall add then to my list. Re Don Cabellero...
 

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beefheart---> john zorn's naked city ---> don cabellero's what burns never returns

 

is how i normally map math rock. i'd consider don cab to be the "sigur ros" of math rock. vocals with math rock can be really hit or miss i think. 

 

there is the whole midwest shellac/rapeman vein that gave us us maple, breadwinner, sweet the leg johnny as well. sweep the leg johnny bridges the gap between nation of ulysses east cost punk and shellac's midwest math rock, and i think will be remembered more fondly as time goes on. just like moss icon, swing kids and indian summer are today regarding what became screamo. 



 


 

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Just read this thread end-to-end.

 

Surprised nobody's mentioned Rodan or US Maple in the math rock category. Or Don Cabellero, for whom I think the phrase "math rock" was first used.

 

post #253 of 485

 

On the heavier side, but it's epic.

 

Also a band called Willow, which I can't for the life of me find their CD as they've broken up now..

 

post #254 of 485

Does anyone at all here use the LCD-2s for listening to post-rock? I'd really love your impressions, as I'm seriously considering making the purchase (got my email yesterday).

post #255 of 485

I do, on an almost daily basis, and love it.

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