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Tag Archives: Post-Rock

Electrelane – Gone Darker

The band go, ahem, darker with their motorik psych mod sound on this fantastic track from their 2005 album ‘Axes’. Outstanding!

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Ui – Drive Until He Sleeps

Lovely, lovely stuff from the New York trio’s 1998 album ‘Lifelike’. The band manage to wrap some sultry bass licks around the post Rock breaks.

Tortoise – Magnet Pulls Through

Minimal, restrained, and (unfortunately for some) tasteful; this sums up Tortoise doing what they do best. Sure they’ve gone into some sparkly funky areas before (‘Eros’ and ‘Monica’ from 2001’s ‘Standards’ album), but this is usually the type of material one holds onto as a fine example of what the US ‘Post Rock’ act are all about. Well, it’s this or the hellish Weather Report meets Ozric Tentacles shenanigans they are also known to inflict upon the listener. This is the opening track from their 1994 self-titled debut album.

Stereolab – Harmonium

Classic Motorik Stereolab; from their 1992 7″ of the same name. French Pop meets NEU!

Ui – Butterfly Who

New York’s Ui take their Post Rock into funky Disco territory; with an irresistible section after the 2:00 mark. From their 1996 debut ‘Sidelong’.

Talk Talk – I Believe In You

It’s hard to find words for the delicate song forms that Talk Talk conjured on their last 2 albums. This is from the first of the ‘Post Rock era’ of talk Talk, 1988’s ‘Spirit Of Eden’, the busier (if that’s the right term) of the two records. In fact, compared to the bleached, washed out music on follow up ‘Laughing Stock; as well as Hollis’ solo album (the final part of the trilogy?); this is positively anthemic. Beautiful.

Broadcast – Until Then

Beautiful, plaintive Hauntological post rock from the Brum acts 2000 album ‘The Noise Made By People’.

Seefeel – Plainsong (Sine Bubble Embossed Dub)

Seefeel were one of the bands who were put under the new journo label of ‘Post Rock’ (it was a British thing before Tortoise et al got lumbered with the tag). Ethereal and expanding upon the MBV shebang, they were ripe to be remixed by the burgeoning Ambient Techno artists who were like the Electronic flip side to all of this Post Rock malarky. On their 1993 EP ‘Pure/Impure’ they get both Richard D. James involved, as well as an act called Sinebubble (later to become better known as Autocreation). This is track is taken completely into the soundworld that the remixing team used to inhabit, and is a lovely reminder of the possibilities that presented themselves back in the mid 90’s.

 

Joy Division – Isolation

Absolutely classic track from an album that warrants the same amount of praise. What can be said about Joy Division’s ‘Closer’ (1980) that hasn’t already been said? That may seem like a cop out, but that’s the best you are gonna get this morning.

Moonshake – Ghosts Of Good Intention

The UK’s Moonshake with a track that could soundtrack Sam Spades journey into interzone; from their 1994 album ‘The Sound Your Eyes Can Follow’.

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