Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Still Here


Yes, I'm still here.  I had been posting occational photos on Google+, but I've soured on that, given the hassle non-Googlers are having just looking at my pictures.  I'll go back to this, and my tumblr thingy.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Monday, December 2, 2013

Post Rock

Sometimes I'm asked what kind of music I like, and I struggle with it like a lot of people do.    Post Rock is probably the best description of what I've tended to listen to over the last few years. Wikipedia's Entry is a good starting point.   Rather than split hairs about the definition of the genre, I'll dive into bands I like that fit reasonably well into it, going in roughly decending order of favor.  I'll pick a video and an album to start with for each.

Mogwai


Absolutely the best - guitar, bass and drums at the core, but a broad range of composition, styles and sound design.

Album: Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will.

Something from "Rave Tapes", a new album comming in January:



Russian Circles


More post-metal at times, featuring lots of looping, repeating patterns and layering.   A standard rock three-piece with lots going on and a super drummer.

Album: Memorial


Boards of Canada


Retro-70's soundtracks and warm analog sounds.   A bit spooky at times.

Album: The Campfire Headphase


Explosions in the Sky


Soft and moody, multiple guitar lines.   Caught my attention via the soundtrack to Friday Night Lights (the movie).

Trans Am



Trans Am brought synthesizers back.   Energetic drumming, up-tempo, a bit geeky.

Album: Sex Change