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  • RedSparrows 9 Dec 2008 18:07:53 23,329 posts
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    Godspeed
    Mono
    A Silver Mt Zion
    Mogwai
    EITS
    Caspian
    DMST
    etc

    Discuss the joy. Godspeed = best thing ever.
  • StixxUK 9 Dec 2008 18:08:31 7,264 posts
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    65daysofstatic?
  • mouse Moderator 9 Dec 2008 18:09:21 10,312 posts
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    Used to listen to a lot of post rock. Got a bit tired of it lately though.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 9 Dec 2008 18:10:50 38,728 posts
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    Post rock? Never heard of it.

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  • urban 9 Dec 2008 18:14:09 10,978 posts
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    isis, god is an astronaut, explosions in the sky
  • Hunam 9 Dec 2008 18:21:29 20,674 posts
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    mouse wrote:
    Used to listen to a lot of post rock. Got a bit tired of it lately though.

    Weren't you in a post rock band?
  • RedSparrows 9 Dec 2008 18:22:46 23,329 posts
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    Ofc, 'Post Rock' is a catchall for wildly disparate stuff.

    Roepy is boring.

    Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennae to Heaven is my favourite album. Hurrah.
  • StixxUK 9 Dec 2008 18:22:53 7,264 posts
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    Isis!

    Great band. Last album didn't really do it for me.

    Oceanic - best evarrr
  • daithi90 9 Dec 2008 18:24:36 3,283 posts
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    urban wrote:
    god is an astronaut

    Ridiculously good band.
  • urban 9 Dec 2008 18:27:08 10,978 posts
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    oh... oceansize.

    how the fuck could i forget them.

    Roepy wrote:
    Post rock is boring.

    Talk Talk did some good stuff mind.

    talk talk pretty much wrangled post rock into what it is today.

    my friend judith is certain the guitarist lost his mind and created it in a drug induced coma
  • BillMurray 9 Dec 2008 18:35:15 7,805 posts
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    A Silver Mt. Zion are awesome.

    Sparrowes, Swarm and Sing!
    Red Sparowes
    The Album Leaf
    The Burning Paris
    Rachel's
    This Will Destroy You

    .. the latter being the best of that particular bunch.
  • mouse Moderator 9 Dec 2008 18:48:22 10,312 posts
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    Hunam wrote:
    mouse wrote:
    Used to listen to a lot of post rock. Got a bit tired of it lately though.

    Weren't you in a post rock band?

    Yep.
  • RedSparrows 9 Dec 2008 19:24:17 23,329 posts
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    RedSparowes being the basis of my tag. I just prefer Sparrows.

    There's stuff like Eluvium, Helios, Labradford et al, but that's ambient really.
  • EddieBear 9 Dec 2008 19:29:53 560 posts
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    For a Minor Reflection (supported Sigur Ros on tour, also from Iceland)
  • Syrette 9 Dec 2008 19:32:42 43,777 posts
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    mouse wrote:
    Hunam wrote:
    mouse wrote:
    Used to listen to a lot of post rock. Got a bit tired of it lately though.

    Weren't you in a post rock band?

    Yep.

    What happened?

    I came across said band more than once.

  • Deleted user 9 December 2008 19:40:44
    Oceansize Oceansize Oceansize

    Fan-fucking tastic. Although I found Frames a somewhat guided attempt at non-commercialisation. Some good tracks - but far too long and far too similar. Having said that the song Frames is an absolute beaut.

    Pocupine Tree? I've only listened to Fear Of A Blank Planet, but I like (what little) I have heard.

    Amplifier? Good but very samey after a while

  • JammyB 9 Dec 2008 19:44:21 756 posts
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    Do the Dirty Three count?

    A few things:
    - F# A# (infinity) by Godspeed is probably the best album ever recorded, I reckon.
    - Errors had the best post-rock album of the year
    - Mogwai had the best post-rock song title of the year with "Stupid Prick Gets Chased By The Police and Loses His Slut Girlfriend".
  • RedSparrows 9 Dec 2008 19:57:52 23,329 posts
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    I don't consider Porcupine Tree to be PR. They're sorta prog rock. Amplifier too - just rock with some good old fashioned heavy stuff. I only have their ST album but it's pretty fun to listen to once in a while.

    I'd include Dirty Three, cos I like them. Cinder is a wonderful album. Mogwai always have awesome track titles.

    Also, Oceansize, whilst fucking great, don't seem PR to me. They seem more rock-with-PR-tendencies-and-a-fetish-for-time-changes-every-30-seconds. Of course, these are all very indeterminate phrases, but they serve a basic guide.
  • Deleted user 9 December 2008 20:22:14
    True RedSparrows.

    Oceansize themselves hate being defined as post-rock, and I could argue that they occupy a genre unto themselves (and is the reason why I got into this kind of music. Blame MTV if you must) or at the lest they form a broad umbrella over a number of genres of which post rock is one of them - just see their tags on Last.FM.

    Anyone have any suggestions on bands similar to Oceansize?
  • RedSparrows 9 Dec 2008 20:31:54 23,329 posts
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    A lot of bands dislike it. Mogwai for one. I think Caspian actively embrace the term.

    I've not heard a band really similar to Oceansize. Something like Tool is that kind of area, just nowhere near as good and unjustifiably arrogant, but that's just my view ;p
  • JammyB 9 Dec 2008 21:41:48 756 posts
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    I'm not a big fan of Oceansize but what about Yourcodenameis:Milo? Or Hundred Reasons (ok, maybe not so much). Not to get into an argument over genres but Oceansize are really more math/hardcore.

    Anyone want to recommend some smaller post-rock bands in the UK then? I love Yndi Halda and Souvaris. Vessels are good too but I'm a bit on the fence about buying their album.

    I got the new Bohren & The Club Of Gore album, Dolores, recently and it's bloody fantastic. If you like Labradford at all then you must check them out. Despite the heavy metal name it's actually very laid back melodic ambient with a bit of jazz thrown in. The new This Is Your Captain Speaking album is pretty great too. Not sure if I like it as much as the debut but it's definitely a grower.
  • Lateralaus 9 Dec 2008 21:45:48 1,091 posts
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    Red sparowes are amazing! check out:

    Giant squid
    Mouth of the Architect
    Callisto
    Neurosis
    Battle of mice
  • Syrette 9 Dec 2008 21:58:11 43,777 posts
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    No offence but if there's one topic of conversation I don't like concerning music it's the one about classifying bands and tagging them with overly descriptive adjectives. Genres help sometimes, don't get me wrong.

  • RedSparrows 10 Dec 2008 01:37:14 23,329 posts
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    Don't like the shouty bits in Mouth of the Architect ;(

    Yes forever, I agree. I don't think that has taken place here, and I have already stated that 'post-rock' is a catch-all term that serves only as a loose reference.

    I think Yndi Halda are pretty good. Pirate Ship Quintet are good, are they from the UK? Winchester Club too.

    Monster Bastard Project are great simply because of their name. Although that was just for an EP I fear. Dunno what they do now.
  • mouse Moderator 10 Dec 2008 09:21:58 10,312 posts
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    foreverafternothing wrote:
    mouse wrote:
    Hunam wrote:
    mouse wrote:
    Used to listen to a lot of post rock. Got a bit tired of it lately though.

    Weren't you in a post rock band?

    Yep.

    What happened?

    I came across said band more than once.


    I left last year, to concentrate on my job here. I couldn't commit to the touring. They're still together though, just released a new album that was recorded while I was still with them called Embers which is doing pretty well. Think they're doing a UK/Europe tour in the new year.
  • TechnoHippy 10 Dec 2008 09:23:48 14,719 posts
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    Is it still the same kind of sound, or has it changed since you left? I liked the previous album a lot.

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  • mouse Moderator 10 Dec 2008 09:29:14 10,312 posts
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    Techno Hippy wrote:
    Is it still the same kind of sound, or has it changed since you left? I liked the previous album a lot.

    The new one is fairly similar yeah. It has moved on a bit, a little bit more cleaner and grandiose I suppose. Plus a tiny little bit of fun with electronic doohickeys, but nothing overbearing or ever-present.

    Since I've left though, their newer stuff has taken a slightly heavier turn, with a lot more vocals too. None of that has been released yet though.
  • Genji 10 Dec 2008 09:33:54 19,689 posts
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    Mogwai Fear Satan = epic
  • Rowlsten 10 Dec 2008 10:54:44 674 posts
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    Errors..... Well deserved mention i think.
  • TechnoHippy 10 Dec 2008 10:58:53 14,719 posts
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    mouse wrote:
    Techno Hippy wrote:
    Is it still the same kind of sound, or has it changed since you left? I liked the previous album a lot.

    The new one is fairly similar yeah. It has moved on a bit, a little bit more cleaner and grandiose I suppose. Plus a tiny little bit of fun with electronic doohickeys, but nothing overbearing or ever-present.

    Since I've left though, their newer stuff has taken a slightly heavier turn, with a lot more vocals too. None of that has been released yet though.

    Cool, I'll have to check it out.

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