Monday, April 11, 2011

I love Disco Inferno, y'know.... but..... they do sound an awful lot like The Lightening Seeds at times...

6 comments:

Biggie Samuels said...

Okay, now you're just trying to wind me up. Weirdly, though, I know what you mean - it's the way the four-on-the-floor bass drum is needlessly appended to some of the tracks on Technicolour.

I think Ian Crause basically hates that album now. But how can anyone resist "Sleight of Hand"?

W. Kasper said...

Speaking of mid-90s 'post-rock' - does anyone remember Moonshake? Highly underrated IMHO. They seem completely forgotten now.

Biggie Samuels said...

No need for quotes around the post-rock here!

Moonshake - great band. Especially the early stuff.

All your questions will be answered (probably)...

http://bubblegumcage3.com/2009/10/26/post-rocktoberfest-early-moonshake/

http://bubblegumcage3.com/tag/uk-post-rock/

http://www.last.fm/group/UK+Post-Rock

W. Kasper said...

Too Pure was a great label (PJ got her start there). Like a few others, seems to have got stomped by the disastrous Creation and its vile, ginger figurehead...

carl said...

funnily enough i was listening to City Sickness just t'other day...

post-rock now seems to be synonomous with what used to be termed shoegaze tho dunnit...

ie if you see band descibing themsleves as post-rock they'll most lilkely be big washes of sound whereas p.r. itself was as much interested in rythmic innovation as anything...

W. Kasper said...

Yeah 'original' post-rock (Moonshake, Stereolab, Bark Pschosis, 3rd Eye Foundation etc.) was about looking 'outward' - taking influence from beyond the usual rock canons, using roads less travelled from Tropicalia to Jungle.

Now its all 'insular' Godspeed You Black Emperor variations. The last time I was attending gigs regularly, it seemed like there was hundreds of 'experimental' bands following that formula (with 'cosmic' or 'spooky' names). Which may be why I stopped going to gigs so much.