Late 90s witnessed the emergence of this trendy title when a buzzing new genre reared its head in Planet Indie, only to lose foothold over the years simply because it wasn’t really descriptive enough to begin with.
It is widely believed that the term “post-rock” was coined by Simon Reynolds, one of the most important music critics of our times. He described makers of this obscure music as “experimental guitar bands who’ve abandoned the model of recording as a document of live performance and embraced the studio-as-instrument/sound-lab aesthetic of hip-hop and techno.”
By nature, post-rock compositions reject traditional rock structures and formulas but still incorporate some of these roots into other musical styles and genres such as electronic, experimental and jazz.
While there more acclaimed examples of this genre than included here, I tried to compile tracks in a wider (and slightly cross-border) range to show how influential post-rock has proved over the last decade. So, then, let’s post-rock & roll.
1. Aereogramme - Sunday 3:52 - Chemikal Underground
2. Slaraffenland - Polaroids - Hometapes
3. Autistic Daughters - Richest Woman In The World - Staubgold
4. Trans Am - For Now And Forever - Thrill Jockey
5. Mogwai - Golden Porsche - PIAS
6. Low - When I Go Deaf - Sub Pop Records
7. Rachel’s - Last Things Last - Quarterstick Records
8. Dakota Suite - A Darkness Of Moons - Glitterhouse Records
9. Languis - A Simple Thought - Plug Research
10. The Gentleman Losers - Light Fandango - Büro
11. Acid Casuals - If I’m A Selt, You’re A Sunt - Placid Casual Recordings
12. The Books - It Never Changes To Stop - Tomlab
13. Pajo - Foolish King - Drag City
14. Mice Parade - Focus On The Rollercoaster - FatCat Records
15. Donna Regina - Why - Karaoke Kalk
16. Bexar Bexar - Sweet Devil - Own Records