Archive for ‘Post Rock’

octobre 7, 2010

The Abbasi Brothers – Something Like Nostalgia

Origine du Groupe : North America

Style : Alternative , Psychedelic , Downtempo , Post Rock

Sortie : 2008

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Yousuf and Amman Abbasi create « sound-scenes » that immediately fill the void left by your daily mundane routines with an intricate, dreamy, and nostalgic sound. Closing my eyes I can’t help but
see moving images of nostalgic events that took place somewhere in another life. This is the music for the waving hands on the platform of a leaving train; music for the hopeless bolts through
endless cornfields; music for the fallen tears on a park bench erstwhile drenched in rain. The fifteen scenes split into tracks defy the genre classification. Yet the album, two years in the
making, clings tightly to the nomination as the modern classical soundtrack of my life. I could also see the Abbasi Brothers fighting for my Best of 2008 list, when the time comes [something I
felt from the very first track]. Something Like Nostalgia is scheduled for a release the summer of ’08 worldwide. Highly recommended if you like Skyphone, Deaf Center, Elegi, Marsen Jules, and of
course, Clint Mansell. Every track is a gem.



Tracklist :

01. Stacy’s Day Parade

02. Kompa

03. Something like Nostalgia

04. Camera Flashes Blue

05. The Way of the Wanderer

06. Dreams of a Graffiti Artist

07. The Social Evening (in 1992)

08. Mr. Boe

09. A Long Weekend

10. In a Field

11. Playtime in Spacetime

12. Approaching the End

13. Fragments of Memories as a Child

14. Reprise

15. Clouds are Sleeping


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septembre 8, 2010

The Make Up – In Mass Mind

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Origine du Groupe : North America

Style : Post-Punk , Funk Rock , Soul Rock

Sortie : 1998

For 1998’s In Mass Mind, their second studio album and fourth long-player overall, the Make-Up recruited Adam & Eve — a.k.a. Royal Trux’s Neil Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema — for production
duties. As evidenced by the album’s warm, detailed sound, the collaboration is a perfect fit, bringing just enough polish and focus to the Make-Up’s music to make it even more powerful. « Black
Wire Pt. 1, » « Drop the Needle, » and « The Joy of Sound » show off the group’s dynamic, theatrical side, while « Earth Worm, » « Do You Like Gospel Music, » « Time Machine, » and « Caught Up in the
Rapture » are atmospheric and soulful, further explorations into the band’s widening sonic territory.

By ~ Heather Phares


Tracklist :

   1. « Black Wire Pt. 1 » − 1:03

   2. « Live in the Rhythm Hive » − 3:02

   3. « Joy of Sound » − 3:38

   4. « Watch it with that Thing » − 4:21

   5. « Drop the Needle » − 2:17

   6. « Earth Worm Pt. 1 » − 2:03

   7. « Do You Like Gospel Music? » − 3:59

   8. « Come up to the Microphone » − 2:50

   9. « Centre of the Earth » − 2:59

  10. « (I’ve Heard About) Saturday Nite » − 3:05

  11. « Earth Worm Pt. 2 » − 2:25

  12. « Time Machine » − 2:38

  13. « Caught up in the Rapture » − 4:41

  14. « Black Wire Pt. 2 » − 2:02

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août 29, 2010

1/16 – Pornstar

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Origine du Groupe : Ukraine

Style : Alternative , Trip Hop , Art Rock , Downtempo

Sortie : 2010

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We don`t know much about 1/16, besides that they come from the Ukraine and make damn good music. The result is a mixture of Trip Hop, Downtempo and Art Rock, abstract modern rhythmic poetry
filled with strange and sometimes shocking images.

Tracklist :

01. Bald-Headed

02. Lullaby

03. Pornstar

04. Stereovomiting

05. Japan Animation

06. John

[Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Austria]



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août 29, 2010

Kimono – Arctic Death Ship

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kimono and Bad Taste Ltd. are very pleased to announce that the new album, Arctic Death Ship, has finally arrived in the country of Iceland. Advance reviews have called the album « an ambitious,
bold, brilliant piece of modern rock, cramming the last twenty or so years of musical genre bending into one complete whole. » We like to think of it as the sound of four drastically different
individuals pulling songs in many directions at once.

ADS was recorded by Aron Arnarsson and kimono in Studio Tími (klinK+Bank). It was mastered by Mike Marsh at The Exchange in London. The artwork features drawings by Giancarlo Bracchi and layout
design by Alex and Dóri from kimono. Guests include members of Ghostigital, Hudson Wayne, the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, and the Reagan administration.

The title of the album comes from the second of seven woodcuts by HC Westermann (U.S., 1922-81) from a series he named The Connecticut Ballroom (1975-76). This series addressed a range of « heady
themes – the likes of death, love, and the American Dream. » Like the series, the album describes a foreboding atmosphere partially alleviated by a dose of humour and deflective surrealism.
Starting off with a lullaby about individualist isolation and the American hegemony, the album goes through a near-catastrophe in a family from several angles before ending on a walk through the
woods (echoing « Tea Can Forest » from kimono’s first album mineur-aggressif). So there.

Thanks to everyone who helped us out over the past few years with putting on shows and sending us those nice letters of encouragement. We’re moving to Germany this fall to play shows and work on
new material. We’ll be trying to tour as much as possible so anyone with contacts around the continent or ideas for venues, definitely contact us about setting up shows.

By Alex


Origine du Groupe : Island

Style : Rock Progressif , Post Rock

Sortie : 2005

Tracklist :

1 Standing Wave

2 Sober

3 Aftermath

4 Children Of God

5 Hyla Grace

6 Hle

7 Sonar

8 Onomatopoeia

9 Red Army

10 Railroads

11 Directions



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août 23, 2010

Pertego – Hjarta

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Quatuor italien originaire de Piacenza, Pertego diffuse un post-rock assez conventionnel dans sa construction. Hjarta, qui signifie « coeur » en islandais, est leur premier album.

Ce qui différencie Pertego des innombrables groupes de post-rock actuels, c’est qu’ils arrivent à insérer dans leur musique des vocaux d’une grande qualité. Suggérées, embrumées, les voix,
féminines la plupart du temps, prennent même parfois une dimension lyrique. Leurs compositions jouissent d’une exceptionnelle fluidité. Les comparaisons avec Sigur Ros ou Explosions in the Sky ne
sont, en conséquence, pas complètement usurpées. Chaque musicien joue parfaitement son rôle dans une harmonie parfaite.

Ils ont eu recours aux machines et à l’électronique pour peaufiner les séquences et les textures. L’exemple le plus probant étant l’échantillonnage sur le Bideri Evo FF de fermeture. Alternant
entre volupté et rage contenue, les guitares sont excellentes. La batterie n’est pas en reste, l’accent est placé sur la cymbale, comme souvent dans toute production post-rock qui se respecte. On
entre-aperçoit de bienvenus violons et du piano au gré du disque.

Le post-rock ne serait donc pas exclusivement une musique de romantiques transis ? Parmi l’immense amas de productions de ce style qui inondent les charts du monde entier, le célèbre adage de la
bible n’a jamais pris autant son sens, « Beaucoup d’appelés pour peu d’élus ». Pertego est sans nul doute un de ceux là. L’écoute de morceaux comme E/Pallatio ou Vigo ne peut qu’achever de vous en
convaincre. Summer Night Games et Dance? sont des perles absolues du genre, avec pour ce dernier une divine capacité à la variation. Simplement beau… à en crever.

Qui aurait pu penser qu’un jour les regards des puristes post-rock pourraient se tourner vers l’Italie ? L’émergence d’une scène digne de ce nom est en marche au pays de la variété sirupeuse. Un
beau disque à n’en pas douter, qui en appelle on l’espère, bien d’autres.

par Ed Loxapac


Origine du Groupe : Italia

Style : Post Rock

Sortie : 2009

Tracklist :

01. Hjarta

02. Bideri

03. E/Pallatio

04. Summer Night Games

05. Dova

06. Dance?

07. Vigo

08. Bideri Evo FF




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mai 26, 2010

The Blood Of Heroes – The Blood Of Heroes

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Origine du Groupe : North America

Style : Alternative Fusion , Indus , Post Rock , Drum & Bass

Sortie : 2010

Tracklist :

01. Blinded [04:15]
02. Chains [04:36]
03. Salute To The Jugger [03:31]
04. Breakaway [06:19]
05. Transcendant [04:08]
06. Repositioned [05:49]
07. Remain [03:33]
08. Wounds Against Wounds [03:08]
09. Descend Destroy [08:48]
10. Bound [07:30]
11. Drift [04:01]


Somewhere between the chaos of the most extreme metal on the planet and the trippiest ambient electronica and chill-hop lies a musical netherworld ripe for exploration. Genre-testing Brooklyn experimentalist extraordinaire Bill Laswell has made a life of testing these waters, whether bringing together funk keyboard titan Bernie Worrell and guitarist Buckethead, remixing Ozzy Osbourne and Herbie Hancock, or collaborating with artists as varied as DJ Krush and Serj Tankian. On this project, he joins with guitarist Justin Broadrick of industrial pioneers Godflesh and more recently Jesu, electronic artists End.user and Submerged, vocalist Dr. Israel and others for a case study in unrestrained musical beat mining. Prong and Fear Factory, as well as ’90s acts like Scorn and Ultraviolence have explored these musical chasms by remixing metal or combining digital and analog extremes to craft unique and eclectic forms of electronica. But these 11 tracks are new testaments to the power of true crossover experimentalism. Songs like “Remain” and “Descend Destroy” reveal the raw, groove-laden possibilities of what can happen when technology collides with open-minded artists unafraid to combine punk, metal, industrial, ambient, hip-hop, dub and other musical hybrids. It’s heady stuff that’ll please the musical intelligentsia but avoids falling into the noise trap, remaining accessible enough to pass as artsy cocktail music.
By Dave Wedge


mai 17, 2010

Derrick Hart – Songs From A Cross (The Sea) (ep)

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Origine du Groupe : North America

Style : Alternative , Post Rock , Psychedelic

Sortie : 2009

Tracklist :

01 – Sunchild

02 – Sad Leafless Trees

03 – Youre Winning So I Quit

04 – Rest Well



Following Nic Bommarito’s « Harp Fragments », this is part II of our « America, the beautiful » series. I am following the enigmatic Derrick Hart for quite a while now. Equally rooted in the chromatics of US-American Folklore and off-key Pop music, Hart is blessed with a wonderful voice and musical talent that makes his compositions shine like nothing else I heard in a while. His four track « Songs from a cross (the sea) » EP is probably the shortest 12rec. release ever – but one you do not want to miss. « Songs from a cross (the sea) » kicks off with « Sunchild », a febrile and angst-driven piece of Indiepop that marries the grandezza of Arcade Fire with the broken beauty of Brian Wilson. « Sad Leafless Trees », the instrumental intermezzo afterwards, is a digestion of Hart’s Americana-sound. It is exciting to follow its textural drift. « You’re winning so I quiet » is Derrick Hart in full effect, a larger-than-life DIY Country hymn. Hart’s great ability is to play it candy – but not much. For « Rest Well », clarinet and cello strike up for a melancholy ballad that makes me think of Vincent Gallo and, ehm, Chris Isaak at the same time. Timeless! Shouts go out to Justin Robert Wierbonski, Kirill Nikolai, Josie Stawicki, Peter Glenn, Jeremy Powell, Phil Norman and Stacy Price who helped making « Songs from a cross (the sea) » what it is.