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post #91 of 486

yeah.  i have fresh and tempo.

i need to hear some others by them.

love 'em.

 

post #92 of 486
Thread Starter 

Circle and the album 'Forest' is excellent, with a Tangerine Dream vibe through it...

 

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post #93 of 486


 

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Originally Posted by Prog Rock Man View Post

Circle and the album 'Forest' is excellent, with a Tangerine Dream vibe through it...

 

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careful, now!  if you're getting into Circle, you might hear a lot from me. 

hahahaha.

they are just nearly my favorite band.  and i have every recording they've ever made.  even side projects.

they are definitely an acquired taste, tho.  and very different from album to album.

 

forest is just excellent, tho.

i LOVE LOVE LOVE that record.

they recorded forest with one microphone and minimal overdubs, with keyboards and sampler run "direct".  they sat in a "circle" and played their respective instruments.

it is really great for late night headphone listening.  spooky and ethereal.

this was the first major appearance of mika's keyboard arpeggios as the foundation for songs.


i asked their bass player (jussi lehtisalo) about that record, and he said it was a sort of hard record to make.  the guitarist's (janne westerlund) girlfriend had recently tragically died, and this was his opportunity to exorcise the grief and demons that had haunted him...

 

this is the only circle studio album where janne sings lead vocals.

and the only one i can think of where acoustic guitars figure prominently...


Edited by TheWuss - 6/18/10 at 1:09pm
post #94 of 486

Anyone bought tickets to see Godspeed You! Black Emperor this year? I don't think they have played live since 2002.

 

I've ordered my ticket for December

post #95 of 486

My quest for new post-rock material is pretty much ended. Two albums that got me into the genre and are defining post-rock to me are:

 

Mogwai - Come On Die Young

Do Make Say Think - Goodbye Enemy Airship The Landlord Is Dead


Edited by moriez - 7/3/10 at 3:06am
post #96 of 486
Thread Starter 

Never heard of Do Make Say Think, I will have a search for them. Grooveshark has a better selection of post rock than Spotify.

post #97 of 486

Do Make Say Think are tremendous. A few of the members can also be heard in Broken Social Scene. One aspect of DSMT I tend to love is that their sound can change significantly in emotional core from album to album. Overall themes often feel present in each release and really help demonstrate the power of an album over a song.

 

I highly recommend those who enjoy Godspeed You! Black Emperor and A Silver Mt. Zion and the ethos of those two bands check out the rest of the artists on Constellation Records.

post #98 of 486
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Originally Posted by moriez View Post

My quest for new post-rock material is pretty much ended. Two albums that got me into the genre and are defining post-rock to me are:

 

Mogwai - Come On Die Young

Do Make Say Think - Goodbye Enemy Airship The Landlord Is Dead


Those are great albums.  I really like Do Make Say Think's & Yet & Yet.  Although The Landlord is Dead track from Goodbye Enemy Airship The Landlord Is Dead has an amazing creshendo and might be my favorite song by them.

post #99 of 486
Thread Starter 

Spotify has a ton of Broken Social Scene and just started on thie album which is excellent, thanks!

 

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post #100 of 486

okay.

the thread's been a little post-rock heavy lately.

so, here's some math to make things a little "complicated". 

 

 

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shudder to think.  pony express record.

 

mmm mmm mmm. 

post #101 of 486
Thread Starter 

Presently listening to Shudder To Think (and The Pony Express Record), who I see are described as indie and post hardcore. I would regard both them and Broken Social Scene as post rock/indie crossover and excellent for it. But neither are pure post/math rock.

post #102 of 486

yeah.  i wouldn't call shudder to think pure math rock.

but, their time signatures, and stuttery songs really verge on math rock at times.

that is one killer record...

post #103 of 486
Thread Starter 

I don't think that this lot are pure post/math rock either, but they are superb. I love Spotify's description as 'shabbily dressed Kraftwerk'!

 

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Edited by Prog Rock Man - 7/8/10 at 4:54am
post #104 of 486

I can see the reference to Kraftwerk. I just can't get into a band that uses so much electronics. It puts a very large barrier between me and emotional attachment with the song, which is what I always look for in music. Otherwise it's just a nice collection of assorted sounds.

post #105 of 486
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Sorry Skrying, in that case you are not going to like post-electro band Errors who hail from Glasgow and are on the same label as Mogwei

 

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Edited by Prog Rock Man - 7/8/10 at 7:16am
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