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Category Archives: Post-Rock

The Books – Enjoy Your Worries You May Never Have Them Again

Lilting, folktronica from the New York duo’s debut album ‘Thought For Food’ (2002). Playful, yet touching stuff here on the opening track.


Slint – Good Morning Captain

That bleached, desert-like sound of American Post-Rock (think early tortoise) owes a lot to Slint’s 1991 album ‘Spiderland’, an album that deserves “classic” status, an album with fantastic opening and closing tracks. This is the closer, and continues with the vaguely threatening feel that the band deliver throughout the album. This threat builds, and the latter half of the track is intense in a non-metal, metal way; or summat like that. PJ Harvey cites this album as a huge influence on her 1992 debut ‘Dry’, with the juxtaposition of intense passages of music suddenly followed by quiet, ultra-restrained whispers.

Broadcast – Accidentals

Lovely stuff from everyone’s favourite Brummy Hauntologists, with a piece that is aptly titled as it samples a track from the “Accident” movie OST (1967). Sweetly drift away to this loveliness off of their 1996 7″ titled “Accidentals”.

Electrelane – Blue Straggler

Brighton 4 piece Electrelane conjure up the spirits of fallen mods on this typically moody piece from their 2001 debut ‘Rock It To The Moon’.

Main – VIII

A track from the UK “Post Rock” acts 1994 album ‘Motion Pool’. Scraping, metallic drones make way for a throbbing bass, before buzzing guitars join the fray and the components intermingle in deep space.

The Hair & Skin Trading Company – K-Funk

Molten Psychedelia from the UK acts 1994 album ‘Over Valance’.

Boom Bip – First Walk (Peel Session Version)

This track, that appeared on the 2004 mop up album ‘Corymb’, does not easily fit into the Category of ‘Hip-Hop’, which is the main tag that gets attached to¬†Bryan Charles Hollon a.k.a Boom Bip. Even tags like ‘Downtempo’ (shudder) or electronica don’t suit a track that has far more in common with Ui, Tortoise, or any other country-tinged Post Rock acts. Nice for any walk, even if it’s not your first.

Main – Feed The Collapse

Spaced, yet crisp, clear, and direct; a track from the band’s second EP. 1992’s ‘Calm’.

Add N to (X) – The Black Regent

Royal Synth rock from the UK crews 1998 album ‘On The Wires Of Our Nerves’. The Black regent would appear on and off over the years this outfit operated. Keep a lookout for him please.

Main – Reformation

Shoegaze meets Kosmische on this track from the UK duo’s 1994 album ‘Motion Pool’

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