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Recommend me something as good as GY!BE please.
Thank you bye.
they make Amazing music :)
and Symphony 1: Tonal plexus are probably the closest you'll get to the sound with a good band without it being a shitty rip off.
Steve Reich and phil glass are tops too. Jackie-O-Motherfucker do a fine line in Improvised stuff along similar lines as well.
I'd largely ignore any 'post-rock' stuff until you know what youre sure of. The amount of money Ive wasted on Cd's of middling british and american GYBE rip-offs doesnt bear thinking about.
some really interesting suggestions - given how many "explosions in the sky / this will destroy you" type answers normally follow. so excited about seeing jackie O MF in bristol
if you also like the Sonic Youth guitar style as this is where Thurston and Lee honed their craft.
yndi halda - Enjoy Eternal Bliss
A Silver Mt. Zion - He Has Left Us Alone...
A Silver Mt. Zion - Born Into Trouble As The Sparks Fly Upward
Mono - You Are There
Any of those ought to suffice
are correct. Although, I'd add ASMZ - 13 Blues...
I find it far too calm, it's nice but nothing exciting.
although if you are looking for something more instrumental in a similar vein then Red Sparrowes are the closest you'll get (they're not as strong a band but they are sonically more akin to Godspeed).
Some great suggestions in this thread, thanks guys!
Belle and Sebastian
I assume you mean in the same vein as GY!BE? Then... I have nothing.
But you might like us; by which I mean The Monroe Transfer. We do play long instrumentals with a combination of strings & guitars, and stuff; melancholy, sometimes noisy and lots of stuff like that. I can only state that "we're not ripping off other post-rock bands", and hope that listeners can hear the difference.
If you're in London, you could come and see us tonight at The Macbeth, with The Keyboard Choir headlining. It might be nice.
very good it is too...
did her name is calla borrow a couple of your members recently or ?
Thanks. You have the green album? We have a couple of others, one of which is coming out later on this year- 'I dreamt I was a hammer & everything was glass'. 20 minute CD&DVD, with an animated film. If you come along to a live gig, you can pick up a copy early, though...
And yeah, good eyes- we arranged viola, violin, 'cello & bowed guitar parts for New England (which is on their lovely mini-album 'The Heritage'), and we even did it live at an earlier 'Goodbye, Faithful Kingdom!' gig.
We've talked about spending a weekend making an album together, but that might be on the back-burner now they're on hiatus for a while...
i also so her name is calla in leeds supporting the twilight sad, and i believe a couple of your members were onstage adding to the 'noise' ... new england is the definite highlight on the heritage...
the hiatus is a bit of a bummer but heres hoping when they do come back they will be better and bigger than ever...
lookin forward to hearing new stuff from your good selves too
first album sings reign rebuilder, features at least half of godspeed and sounds similar, less epic, a mixture of their quieter and abstract moments, I like it as much as any godspeed album
is a really good suggestion.......
Will definitely check out Spirit of Eden, don't really know why I have already actually.
The Ascent of Everest - How Lonely Sits the City
Ef - I Am Responsible
Gifts From Enola - Loyal Eyes Betrayed the Mind
Magyar Posse - Random Avenger
Sweek - The Unbelievable Cinematic Crash
Jakob - Solace
you'd be happy with any of them.
can't recommend The Ascent of Everest enough. They're incredible.
They're really good. "Handwriting" is great, as is "The sea and bells". Yeah, get them.
Systems/Layers is absolutely gorgeous...
come fairly close, although I suppose they are more neoclassical rather than post-rock sound wise, worth checking out though if your a fan of dark, haunting orchestral music.
but Enjoy Eternal Bliss by Yndi Halda can't come recommended highly enough, it's just really excellent joyous post-rock (if you're bored of the po-faced stuff).
palmless prayer / mass murder refrain is one of the most stunning piece of music i havever heard....i cannot recommend this enough
it doesnt however hav any crushing crescendo's but it is over an hour of simply stunning music
i'd go for the first two Grails albums (The Burden of Hope; Redlight) and two of the last Earth albums (Hex; The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull).
also, almost goes without saying, but Do Make Say Think.
weak weak, compared to gy!be but still. incredible.
do make say think. bell orchestre. mono. clogs. silver mt zion.
Pelican = Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Pelican have rather lost their edge recently but earlier releases such as 'australia EP' are immense. If you are a post rock fan looking to dip your toes in the waters of 'post metal' then Pelican's 'Fire in our throats will beckon the thaw' is a fantastic place to start - worked for me.
what has already been said, I would like to recommend a friend's band..
is all you need really
Not as good as most suggestions, but not bad.
God is an Astronaut
That's pretty close to Godspeed-esque epicness!
Johnny Twenty Three are also worth a look.
I'll second Caspian and the Mono/WEG split too!