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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 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 17.12.2020
On The Corner
Bangers for the backroom
With his label On the Corner Records, Pete Buckenham serves a heady stew of afro-futuristic jazz concepts and contemporary street grooves beyond the genre ascriptions, and is opening the gates to the sound universe of tomorrow.
Music News | posted 16.07.2020
HHV For The Culture
Save Your Club
In support of the club scene, which was hit hard by the Corona crisis, a Vinyl 7" series was created with three Berlin clubs that are strongly connected to us. The complete proceeds will go to the venues. Together »For The Culture«! Save your club!
Music News | posted 09.07.2020
Logic System
Reissued: »Venus«
The album »Venus«, first released in 1981, by Hideki Matsutake alias Loi’gic System, who plays with the Yellow Magic Orchestra, is now being reissued via Wewantsounds. Exclusively at HHV Records in a limited edition.
Music Review | posted 24.06.2020
Biosphere
Dropsonde
The new edition of »Dropsonde« comes along with seven bonus tracks. The Norwegian producer Biosphere then radically reinterpreted an entire genre.
Music News | posted 29.06.2020
Joell Ortiz & Kxng Crooked
Exclusive Edition: »H.A.R.D.«
Joell Ortiz and Kxng Crooked (aka Crooked I), both from the rap supergroup Slaughterhouse have announced a new album on Mello Music with »H.A.R.D.«. Vinyl will follow in September. We have a strictly limited colour edition in our assortment.