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Episode #2365

Post-Rock Instrumentals

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Friday, January 20, 2006

With roots in indie rock, and a combination of experimentation and unclassifiable sounds that fuse ambient, jazz, and minimalist chamber music together, “Post-Rock” music tends to subvert many elements associated with rock and roll. Rather than melodic hooks or song structure, it is usually instrumental, and if it does have vocals, they seem incidental to the overall effect. That said, on this New Sounds program, we’ll hear a number of post-rock instrumentals from bands like Tonetraeger, two guys from Düsseldorf who use string arrangements, produced sounds, interesting patterns and soundscapes to create moods rather than pop songs. Also on tap are Battles (ex-Don Caballero & Helmet!), who might sound something like foreign folks songs, hyper jazz, intelligent rock, and a bit of Steve Reich’s loops all shaken up together. Plus the irresistible chamber rock of Krakatoa and those “subversives with a cello,” Rachel’s.

PROGRAM #2365, Post Rock Instrumentals (First aired on Jan. 20, 2005)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Rachel’s

Music for Egon Schiele

First Self-Portrait Series, excerpt [1:30]

Quarterstick #35 ** Info on Rachel’s : www.southern.net

Tonetraeger

This Is Not Here

The Loveliness [6:00]

Quatermass #161 www.forcedexposure.com*

Battles

EP C

B & T [6:30]

Monitor #019 www.monitorrecords.com or www.bttls.com

Rachel’s

Selenography

A French Galleasse [6:30]

Quarterstick #55
See above for info

Krakatoa

We Are The Rowboats

Philadelcula [4:00]

Cuneiform #168 www.cuneiformrecords.com *

Seluah

Seluah

Dok Trong [3:30]

Seluah Music, no #. www.cdbaby.com/seluah

Sigur Ros

Agætis Byrjun

Olsen Olsen [10:30]

Fat Cat #11 **
www.fat-cat.co.uk*

The Nels Cline Singers

The Giant Pin

Something About David H. [10:00]

Cryptogramophone #120 www.cryptogramophone.com*

*, ** - Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

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