The Post and Math Rock appreciation thread. - Page 25
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I like it because I like how it sounds, what have you tried out?
I had been describing my love of post rock to work collegues who were under the impression it was wierd stuff. When I was able to play some tracks they enjoyed them. One recognised a track and I am sure it has been used as background music for a TV programme.
Words they used to describe post rock included clever and interesting. It is music to really listen to.
With math, it isn't interesting the way avant-garde is, but at the same time just a little too clinical and almost soulless in its execution.
Post rock covers many genres, there are loads of styles and influences. I posted this earlier
"I see post and math rock to be very influenced by other genres, post rock more so.
There are mellow bands such as 3epkano, The Album Leaf, The Drift, ef, Eluvium, From Monument to Masses, Toe, Manual, The Mercury Programme, Moonlit Sailor, Signal Hill, Unwed Sailor
Folky such as Beast Please Be Still, Tarwater, Balmorreha, Remember Remember, Ritual
Electronica such as 65daysofstatic, BlackMothSuperRainbow, Daedelus, Errors, Four Tet, Hella, Holy ****
Pop/rock such as The American Dollar, Couch, Yippah, Do Make Say Think, Dorena, Parlour, Salvatore
Punk/new wave/indie such as ASIWYFA, Battles, Cougar, Don Caballero, Three Trapped Tigers, Scraps Of Tape, El Ten Eleven, Fridge, Giraffs? Giraffs!, The Redneck Manifesto
Anthemic such as Explosions in The Sky, Mogwai, This Will Destroy You, Jakob, Collapse Under The Empire, Laura, Long Distance Calling, Maserati, MONO, Saxon Shore
Metal such as Animals As Leaders, Grails, Turing Machine, Caspian, Maybeshewill
Prog rock/psychedelic such as Cul De Sac, Dntel, Microfilm, Oresund Space Collective
and within each there are crossovers and other influences unique to each band".
Animals as Leaders is Djent/Prog metal. Does not fall under post rock or math rock.
But yeah for whatever reason Post-Rock and Math Rock just doesn't do it for me. when I'm looking for something new, and interesting, or mellow I usually turn to Avant-Garde, or Doom.
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While i do agree that the slower and lighter post-rock can be a bit boring or slow (still respect all of those bands, just my taste), post rock is still my favorite genre if it is tilted toward the heavier "post-metal" spectrum. Bands like Pelican, And So I Watch You From Afar, Maybeshewill, If These Trees Could Talk and Irepress are all bands that never get boring or stale to my ears. I just wish that there we more bands out there that quenched my thirst for new music.