Odd Ambient Post-Rock

“Post-Rock” is a catch-all term used to describe music that subverts many elements associated with indie rock, yet works in elements of jazz, minimalist chamber music, experimental and ambient music. For this New Sounds, we’ll sample some ambient post-rock from seminal orchestral rock subversives Rachel’s, along with music from the instrumental multimedia Montreal group Godspeed You! Black Emperor. We’ll also hear from Clogs, the bassoon-driven, viola-employing quartet, and the Icelandic band Sigur Ros. With any luck, there’ll be some gorgeous wordless music from Bell Orchestre, Amina, Tortoise, and Explosions in the Sky as well.

PROGRAM # 2550, Post Rock Ensembles (First aired on Tues. 5/23/06)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Rachel’s

Selenography

A French Galleasse [6:00]

Quarterstick #117 www.touchandgorecords.com
Email: info@tgrec.com
Toll free Mailorder (US Only): 1-800-3-TOUCHU

Rachel’s

The Sea And The Bells

Rhine & Courtesan [3:00]

Quarterstick #38 www.touchandgorecords.com
Email: info@tgrec.com
Toll free Mailorder (US Only): 1-800-3-TOUCHU

Rachel’s

Selenography

Artemisia [3:00]

See above.

godspeed you! black emperor

Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven

Gathering Storm, excerpt [18:00]

Kranky KRANK043 http://brainwashed.com/kranky
(order via Paypal) OR Amazon.com*, OR download from www.emusic.com / iTunes

Sigur Ros

Agaetis Byrjun

Agaetis Byrjun [8:00]

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

Tortoise

TNT

Ten Day Interval [4:30] Four-Day Interval [4:00]

Thrill Jockey thrill 050 www.thrilljockey.com, or Amazon.com*, or download at www.emusic.com / iTunes