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...aka rock music without vocals (kind of The Shadows).
I've never heard their music so far.
Well Mogwai's albums are all fairly different. Try some early ones first like Young Team, Come On Die Young or Rock: Action.
Slint is pretty much a choice between the two-track 'EP' and the Spiderland album. It's pretty mathy because instrumental rock tends to be pretty mathy.
I'll check these albums.
It's mostly instrumental you pair or absolute belters.
But not re Slint. What are you on, Theo?
would you say are instrumentals?
Hard to say as Tweez's production makes listening to it a bit of chore. 1/3 of Spiderland is (IIRC). Both of those two songs are, although they total 13 minutes of material.
Some of Tweez.
... but does has quite a few lines of vocals....
(I was really just thinking of the EP, to be honest. It's like a template for Mogwai's career, although coming out in 1994 I guess it actually post-dates them.)
Two albums on Rune Grammofon.
Blinding, esp the double bass (love me some double bass!)
Thanks x 1000
All vox are just clever guitar fx
Great facts to have in pub quizes those
I may be misremembering, but I have a feeling the first two Kraftwerk albums are quite instrumental and 'Indie' compared to their later stuff.
I love Cave
Check out Cave, I think you'd like them
They're great. I would recommend Mugstar too, for this thread as well.
And So I Watch You From Afar
The Redneck Manifesto
Karma To Burn
I'll Eat Your Face
What a band.
I'm pretty sure their debut album was non-vocal. I've not listened to it in ages, though.
the latest And So I Watch You From Afar and Adebisi Shank's second album are pretty great. Fang Island's first couple EPs & debut album are mostly instrumental too and are also great and very joyous.
Even instrumental heavy metal (I quite like some metal with good vocalists).
It could be Hammock instead.
Explosions In The Sky
Let Planes Circle Overhead
We Followed Tigers (well there's one or two screams but it's largely instrumental)
Double Dragons (similar to the above)
Animals As Leaders (more instrumental metal than instrumental rock still an amazing band though)
I'll check the others.
But he's a bit of a smug chode.
God Is An Astronaut
EF is such a great album.
such an underappreciated band.
are one band where I couldn't say "especially..." about any of their albums. All terrific.
I've missed that whole stage of their career.
I thought that was their debut.
though I don't think their first 2 albums are particularly good. BTP-onward is great.
They really hit their stride Burning Off Impurities onwards. I agree with your comment above, once I tired of all the 'standard' post-rock bands, Grails were one of the few instrumental rock bands I still listened to.
though I disagree (it has some of their best material!). I do think BTP1 is where Grails went from a rather boring band to an interesting one at least.
I think I like the early stuff better. I know nobody ever says the early stuff is better ;;;;;)
The Burden of Hope will always be their best record.
Don Caballero, Lite and Animals as Leaders, as mentioned above, are great too.
Their Addicts and Drunks album is pretty accessible but with some really great tricksy guitar bits.
Some links for some Knot Feeder and Burnt Hills sounds too:
Knot Feeder - http://file13records.bandcamp.com/album/light-flares
Burnt Hills - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1rZu_kF9xU
Neil On Impression
God Is An Astronaut
You wanna check out the Phoenix Rising album by System 7 and Rovo. Brilliant spacey psych prog stuff. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R5F3OZO-Z0
But I already know System 7. That album is my favorite album of that duo. I like also the solo albums of Steve Hillage, esp. "Green".
PS: I recommended S7' song "PositiveNoise" before on this Now That's What I Call Electronic Music list: http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/music/4415670#r7026677
whaaaat? Are they not cool any more or something?
not enough drops.
What is the best album for a start?
He's been spending plenty of hours listening to them!
They've way too many string bits and samples.
There's a difference between instrumental rock music and what Godspeed do.
Everyone starts arguing what is or isn't post-rock!
lift your skinny fists...
is there any albums that aren't good?
godspeed is the best band there ever was
only a few more hours!! agggggghhhhhhhhh
related band set fire to flames are equally good. this is probably my favourite ever instrumental track http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKPHSah6hac I know there is not much to it but what is there is perfect, especially love when the strings come in
All of their stuff is name your price, too.
Mothertrucker - new LP is out now
They change the tempo very often.
years of rice and salt
les reveil des tropiques
industries of the blind
el ten eleven
if these trees could talk
end of the ocean
see also TRANS AM
occasional class guest vocals too
for Tortoise to get a mention.
deep-blue delivers yet again.
shouldn't have worried :)
I'll listen them and see what I like.
Shadows are vaguely surfy, a real good surf comp came out last year called surf age nuggets, most of the hits of the genre sound really cheesy but this collection of obscure bands sounds really exciting a little menacing even
Also, listen to Action Beat.
Action Beat are fucking wonderful.
Been enjoying this one, kind of ambient/rocky/kraut stuff:
Also: Add N To (X)
They're definitely weirdos.
Also, give 1099 a listen. They are incredible
are more like the shadows!
Tortoise are really worth a look, and one that I picked up in Sheffield's best shop, Rare & Racy, Far West by Master Musicians of Bukkake. Heavy, Hippy stoner/psych rock.
Civil Civic, Teeth of the Sea and Cave are taking it in turns to please my ears this week.
Radar Men From The Moon
not really rock though, more monolithic drone-rock blowouts
this is some fiery doomy rock & roll heaviness here for you:
for the most part, don't have vocals. a lot of high speed, multi layered guitar trance
pretty cool when you see them, because you effectively get 2 Telescopes or 2 OUS gigs in one, whichever way you want to look at it. and as luck would have it, I can listen to that noise for hours.
incidentally - the new OUS album is totally rad. bit of a departure from the older stuff, more song oriented rather than big slabs of drone. loads of really great sounds, drumming a riffs but punchier. or something.
mostly instrumental anyway. Only one of his albums (2 if you count a singles comp) and some of his sideprojects feature vocals.
guitar-centric psych folk akin to Spacemen 3, Flying Saucer Attack, and something else entirely.
are just all kinds of good:
Weird band name
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-MQbT-gnAc you get some "woaaaahs" near the start but no lyrics.
They were stunning at The Shacklewell Arms the other week.
Axis Modulator and Black Fountain are serious tunes!
What do you think I should check first?
Considering that I like Ozric Tentacles, System 7, The Shadows, Hammock, Errors, electronic music.
pick a favourite of them it could be a good starting point.
They cover all those bases for you. Except yr Shadows style rock & roll, there;s not much of that.
Check out Eat Lights Become Lights
Released 3 albums. I love 'em all.
Evpatoria Report - up there with gybe for me
no-ones mentioned Toe either.
released a new record this year. good it is
also The Thing.
one England's finest
two of my favourite bands evs. More rocky than post-rocky, but both equally brilliant. Wonderful harmonious guitars, languid yet progressive rhythms.. mmm.
Mercury program did a split with Maserati and this is from that EP. One of their best IMO.
...is an awkward post because its my record. But, you might dig it. Eclectic, but more from the electronic-ish side of post rock.