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But, like, they STARTED post-rock, innit...
what Portishead are to trip-hop
...What the Sneaker Pimps are to Trip-Hop. Tedious copyist pretenders.
They have distilled 'post-rock' at its most generic, unambitious and one-dimensional. They certainly didn't invent it, in fact I would say that they are decidedly 'second-wave' post-rock, and were partly responsible for a movement within said 'wave' that ultimately turned me off 'post-rock' in the end. Stuff like EITS and Mono just seems so stuck in it own rut compared to the exploratory spirit of folk like Tortoise and Gastr del Sol (and even Mogwai). It just leaves me completely cold.
Explosions In The Sky started that genre where they plunk around on effects laden guitars for five minutes, building to the grand climax of a rip off of the intro to Pavement's "Grounded."
what about mogwai?, tortoise? (as mentioned above), godspeed? and a million other bands who came before them? nevermind im sure yer jus takin the piss,
but more to the actual point, if eits hate being labelled as post rock then maybe they should stop making music that is post rock? i like this band but seriously....
especially as I can't think of any band who are more formulaically "post rock" than them. Used to be a big fan of theirs, but got bored of them doing pretty much the same thing. Would be nice if they surprised us and did something inventive for once.
theyre the most generic post rock band out there (still quite like them though), im going to make a banner for end of the road stating this, but yeah modern day post rock (despite what came before) has three schools; godspeedesque, mogwaiesque and eitsesque and they clearly fit into the last two
Then what would 65daysofstatic come under as they don't really sound like any of them.
You're saying that EitS are clearly EitSesque. Well, quite. But you're also saying they fit into one of the other schools, which suggests EitSesque isn't distinct from Mogwaiesque.
I don't follow.
main strands of current post rock, but that strand wasnt that original in the first place, to try and emphasise just how wrong their claim they arent post rock is, but im talking rubbish as they dont sound like mogwai really.
re:65dos havent listened to them much but i'd say mogwaiesque with a few glitches thrown in
eitsesque school? really? in my opinion they invited nothing.
for me, the 3 post-rock schools are: the quiet/loud-school (mogwai, mono, eits), the crescendo-school (gy!be), the jazzy-school (tortoise, do make say think)
The three schools are the early 90 brit thing (Disco Inferno, Seefeel), the chicago-jazzy thing (tortoise etc) and the quiet-loud stuff (mogwai gybe eits).
At least in my opinion.
all the bands that make this music dont even call it post-rock either, it just seems to be fans and journalists that call it post-rock
I like this band. A lot.
just like cow don't make ham
Slint started post-rock? Anyway, I was thinking about EitS the other day and worrying that they might split, but this is very assuring.
post-rock isn't a genre.
:-) @ diver
it is a stupidly named genre like most, but probably one of the most easily recognisable genres there is, takes about ten seconds of a band playing to recognise it
and I'm never really sure why all the most obvious post-rock bands pretend they aren't it. It's not like they are being accused of being sports-metal is it?
- my housemates did look at me rather strangele when I alofted my arms to "Greet Death" when it appeared on Top Gear the other night!