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(I like both bands)
i know Russian Circles are a little more heavy and riff based but when they are doing the "post rock " thing they do sound like mogwai, but a less inspired and less thoughtful. no?
you could make some really tenuous post-rock comparisons I guess. If you start saying Russian Circles sound like Mogwai then you might as well say 65dos sound like Mogwai or GY!BE sound like Mogwai etc. I don't believe anyone who thinks post-rock all sounds the same, it's absurd and you'd end up going down this route if links like Mogwai/Russian Circles were made.
Having said this some people think that 65dos are just Mogwai with a drum machine, although I'm guessing these people probably don't have ears.
Maybe you're just hearing something different from me, or it's not Station that you're basing this comparison on.
It is Station that im basing my compasrison on. Im listening to it right now and i have listened to it 3 times today . Im not saying that they sound like a carbon copy of Mogwai, i just cant help thinking of certain aspects of Mogwai when i listen to them.. ie the dynamics and chord progressions.Early Mogwai mainly, but Mogwai none the less.I said 'Mogwai for kids' because i think they sound somewhat similar, but that Russian Circles are a bit more accesible musically due to their simpler arrangements. As for 65daysofstatic sounding like Mogwai, you are right, anyone who draws that comparison must be a dirty wrongun..
Ten Rapid, Young Team etc. (I'm guessing). I don't have those yet so maybe it's not so easy for me to see the comparison. Maybe there are slight similarities in terms of dynamics and chord progression, but there's so many differences that it's not worth comparing the two bands IMO and so many other bands are closer to Russian Circles than Mogwai. LastAstronaut makes a couple of decent shouts below for example.
I think they sound completely different to Mogwai (apart from the fact they're both instrumental) Russian Circles fit more with Explosions In The Sky or Red Sparowes rather than Mogwai in my 'umble opinion.
much closer than Mogwai anyway.
thinking about it, Capricorns are the closest to Russian Circles I think I've heard, although a bit sludgier. 'River, Bear Your Bones' is a storming album!
thought I'd ask.
I haven't heard anything by Capricorns, maybe I should check them out.
if you think Russian Circles sound like Capricorns this is a debate that is'nt worth having.
but, fair enough, we'll agree to disagree! :o)
I think it's better actually, but that may be the old 'it was the first of theirs I heard' thing!
Mogwai are nothing but Diet Tortoise. And Tortoise are just a Fisher-Price Slint.
I don't think many bands dumped under the post-rock category sound the same if you pay a lot of attention. Much like post-punk where bands like Cabaret Voltaire were lumped with Gang of Four or The Pop Group with The Slits, it is the most tenuous of genres. I will say that Explosions In The Sky and This Will Destroy You sound a little too similar though.
I should point out that I was joking. I agree with you.
although my reply was meant generally to the entire thread.
People are always throwing tenuous comparisons at post-rock bands. Of course it happens with other genres as well but it's a well known "fact" that all recent post-rock sounds like either Mogwai, GY!BE or EITS which is obviously complete rubbish. There's a fair share of copyists that do sound suspiciously like other more well known post-rock acts but this doesn't mean everything produced sounds the same.
This is the reason I made the point about how silly it would be to compare these two bands because although the original poster made a fair argument, the similarities aren't strong or plentiful enough. Going by the standards set by this thread every single post-rock band could be lumped in together and we'd have to start using that horrible and inaccurate phrase "all post-rock sounds the same".
To be honest, they sound alot more metal and prog influenced if you ask me.
Russian Circles are also much more technical and rely more on shred guitar and finger tapping with is something I've I don't think I have ever heard Mogwai do.
Even then, that's a pretty loose connection.