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Episode 166: The Shape of Post-Rock to Come Pt. 1

Episode 166: The Shape of Post-Rock to Come Pt. 1

Playing tracks by

Eno, Withyouathome, Eimog, All Shall Be Well, Inspirative and more.

Post-Rock Paper Scissors is a weekly podcast about post-rock and all things tangentially related, mostly tangentially related.

Today's episode is the first installment of a series aimed at examining the current state of post-rock.

NOTE: There is a long talking break after the opening track, so if you want to skip that, just fast-forward to the 26 minute mark once the first track ends.

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Footnotes:
http://enot.bandcamp.com/album/t
http://cyclamen.bandcamp.com/album/and-the-moon-still-shines-quietly
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eimog/50617621878
http://allshallbewell.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/inspirative
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Silent-Whale-Becomes-A-Dream/180254812028082
https://www.facebook.com/#!/postrock.instrumental

Comments

idosius
idosius

Excellent show! I really enjoyed listening to your analysis and the last track was so epic that it gave me chills. I think that the current state of post-rock is that the genre bled into other genres and even the mainstream. You can hear post-rock influence and sounds in the music of The XX, Daughter, London Grammar, Lanterns on the Lake, British Sea Power, and many more. The music within the genre itself is in a bit of stagnation, recycling the same maneuvers and sounds. The interesting things happen when post-rock meets other kinds of music. Take the last Mogwai album, "Rave Tapes", would it even be considered a post-rock album? I guess Mogwai themselves ditched what they established.

ipaget
ipaget

nice.total.chillout

Jag You R
Jag You R

nice talking..i think is time for fussion up the genre and also keep up with the styles potentials wich in my opinion havent been explored yet. its all to poppy this days.

derglatzman

lovin all your shows big up

Nolan James Corbin

Just getting around to listening to this. I'm definitely all for this topic, because post-rock covers about 50% of what I listen to. I actually got into post-rock via Loss of a Child a few years ago. There are currently, to my knowledge, a few post-rock bands that have a sound all their own and are relevant and making music now that you should definitely look into such as: Miaou, Black Clouds, toe, and Nihiling. If someone's moving forward, I'd say they are. They don't sound like anything current that I know of.

Post-Rock Paper Scissors

at PostRockAByeBaby: Well, the majority of the bands you listed emerged in the mid-2000s. Like I mentioned, that's when different schools of post-rock developed their own sounds. However, I feel like those sounds have since gotten stale because the genre hasn't really moved forward. And although I'd agree with you that some of the bands you listed were unique at the time they emerged, they have since spawned multitudes of 'clones' that have perpetuated the genre's staleness. Now this wouldn't be an issue with most genres. But when it's called post-rock, you would hope for some more innovation.

Major Tom
Major Tom

this is cool sounds. Some rhythm in there. like it

PostRockAByeBaby

I discovered post-rock a couple of years ago through If These Trees Could Talk (which I guess you would call the more modern post-rock) and to me, the older bands like Godspeed and Sigur Ros seem bland/boring. I feel there is a great difference in sound among the more modern stuff. Bands like If Trees Trees Could Talk, Explosions, TWDY, 65daysofstatic, ASIWYFA, Exxasens, Russian Circles, GIAA, Caspian, TotorRo, The Sleep Design, Pelican, etc.. all have very unique and distinct sounds from eachother.