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Post-Rock (Music subgenre)
Post-Rock is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1990s and combines elements of minimalism, classical music and jazz with instrumental rock music. The term was introduced by the journalist Simon Reynolds who described the genre like this: »using rock instrumentation for non-rock purposes, using guitars as facilitators of timbre and textures rather than riffs and power chords«.
Post-Rock in Features
Music Interview | posted 10.02.2012
Rachel Grimes
»There are just endless options«
Pianist Rachel Grimes, best-known as the leader of the chamber music group Rachel’s has been involved in dozens of projects, film musics and groups over the years. »If Then Not When« by one of her side projects called King’s Daughters & Sons has just been released. We’ve talked to her about electronic music, silence and a less known piece she’s released on her website that offeres some insights in the way she composes.
Post-Rock in Reviews
Music Review | posted 25.05.2021
Fly Pan Am
Frontera
»Frontera« by Fly Pan Am has a predictable structure from a dramaturgical point of view, and yet it is the best album ever by the Constellation band.
Music Review | posted 10.04.2021
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END
»G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END« is the seventh album from the Canadians of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and their best in a long time.
Music Review | posted 22.01.2016
Tortoise
The Catastrophist
After seven years of absence, Tortoise is celebrating their comeback with a new record called »The Catastrophist«, including all the usual methods of reconstruction and alienation.
Music Review | posted 16.06.2015
Aidan Baker & Idklang
In The Red Room
In Idklang, Aidan Baker has found a partner who provides an informal frame to his exuberant arts. »In The Red Room« is his best record, so far.
Music Review | posted 28.01.2014
Al Cisneros
Toward Nazareth
There’s something mysterious about this record: Cisneros’ effortlessness and his cool attitude on the one hand and the implied significance and his overall precision on the other hand cancel each other out. Trying to figure out Al Cisneros isn’t easy.
Music Review | posted 02.05.2013
Pan American
Cloud Room, Glass Room
Pan American is a band now. Drummer Steven Hess completes Mark Nelson’s compositions in a way unheard of. That’s entertainment on the highest level.
Music Review | posted 19.10.2012
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Allelujah! Don't bend! Ascend!
After ten years, Godspeed You! Black Emperor are back with their fourth album. Only very little has changed – neither in the Canadian’s sound nor on this planet.
Music Review | posted 05.03.2012
Dirty Three
Toward The Low Sun
The enigmatic power of manic violins, nervous drums and lusty guitars is a challenge for both, the musicians and the listeners.
Music Review | posted 16.02.2012
The Boats
Ballads of the Research Department
The music of The Boats sounds like it’s at least ten years old. You could accuse the band of that. Or you admire the passion that is preserving that kind of sound.
Recent Articles
Music Portrait | posted 04.11.2021
Chillhop Music
The Magic of Passive Listening
Chillhop is music for a world where everyone listens, but no one pays attention. The Dutch label is nevertheless successful — and knows why.
Music Review | posted 28.10.2021
Quantic & Nidia Góngora
Almas Conctadas
Eight years after a joint EP, Nidia Góngora and Quantic intensify their collaboration with the album »Almas Conctadas«.
Music Review | posted 27.10.2021
Various Artists
Shouts 2021 Vol.1&2
With »Shouts 2021,« the British label Rhythm Section International follows up the first instalment of its compilation series with an even more ambitious second one.
Music Column | posted 19.11.2021
Records Revisited
Autechre – Chiastic Slide (1997)
With their fourth album as Autechre, the two Mancunians said goodbye to the reference set and began their singular journey into unheard sound and massive grooves.
Music News | posted 17.09.2021
Ross From Friends
Green Vinyl Edition: »Tread«
On November 5, 2021, the new album »Tread« by Ross From Friends will be released on Brainfeeder. Exclusively on HHV Records, there will be a limited green vinyl edition.