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« Reply #1420 on: Sep 05, 2014, 02:57 PM »
not really big in advertising bands on message boards anymore, but I checked this out a few days ago and its incredibly good.
Bands name is Kerretta, theyre from New Zealand. New album Pirohia leaked like a week ago, its predecessor Saansilo is dope too.

btw NZ I saw some Jakob tour dates on their facebook, maybe theres something close to you

Thur Oct 23 - The Cabana, Napier
Fri Oct 24 - San Francisco Bathouse, Wellington
Fri Nov 7 - Churchills, Christchurch
Sat Nov 8 - Chicks Hotel, Port Chalmers
Fri Nov 14 - Galatos, Auckland
Sat Nov 15 - Sawmill Café, Leigh

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« Reply #1421 on: Sep 05, 2014, 08:53 PM »
Yeah I saw them kind of a shit tour they miss out alot of main centers, pretty disapointing i've been keeping an eye out for tour dates and they go and do this weird arrangement were they miss most of the islands and have two of the shows in basically the same place.

I got on to Kerretta around the time I heard about Jakob, they're actually linked in some way I think one of the guys from Kerretta produced for them or something, that scenes kind of small over here so it's pretty cool they all end up mixing together whethers its producing or side projects with members from each group, there's actually another project called Mean that's got members for Kerretta and Jakob and also there's a band called An Emerald City which is linked in somehow.

http://meanmusic.bandcamp.com/
http://anemeraldcity.bandcamp.com/album/circa-scaria

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Re: Post Rock/ Ambient Thread
« Reply #1423 on: Sep 20, 2014, 01:23 PM »
Silentbass, a Swiss post-rock artist, tonight's opening act for This Will Destroy You in St. Gallen, Switzerland:

Not really post-rock per se, its more with acoustic guitars, you can listen some tracks here:
http://silentbass.ch/?page_id=19


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« Reply #1424 on: Oct 04, 2014, 01:17 PM »
Spontaneously went to see Kerretta a few days ago, the lond drive was totally worth it. Great live band.

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Re: Post Rock/ Ambient Thread
« Reply #1425 on: Oct 23, 2014, 06:31 AM »
Damn it I am not feeling the new Jakob album.
Solace has many of my personal post rock favorite tracks on it like Oran Mor, Lonesome or Malachite, so I was expecting Sines not just to be a good and solid album, but to be epic as well. Still gonna give it some spins, after all autumn is post rock season and maybe it'll grow on me.

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« Reply #1426 on: Oct 23, 2014, 09:57 AM »
Feel the same have listened to it over and over but it just feels flat, was super excited when i first got it and I kept waiting for it to go somewhere interesting but it never did. just seemed like lots of boring atmospheric tracks without the epic build ups and release that provide the contrast I like in post rock, I like the real quite moments to be offset by really layered busy crescendos but this album just ended up being background noise where each track merges into the other until the albums finished without going anywhere interesting.

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« Reply #1427 on: Oct 23, 2014, 11:37 AM »
That's the curse of post rock methinks. I love the genre, but the gems and truly great bands are so few and far between. I think it's easy to imitate and end up with something mediocre, but difficult to create interesting post rock. Too many bands follow the same formula.

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« Reply #1428 on: Oct 23, 2014, 11:50 AM »
Yeah too many bands just crank up the delay and reverb and let some chords ring out for ages with occasional tremolo picking I wish more people took Mogwai more adventurous method instead of sticking with whats safe.

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« Reply #1429 on: Oct 23, 2014, 12:18 PM »
Absolutely. I think Grails is the perfect example of how good and diverse post rock can be, their records for me are typically hit or miss, but they're always something slightly different at least. It sounds like a total cliché, but it's true. And when it's a hit, it's a fucking hit.

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Re: Post Rock/ Ambient Thread
« Reply #1430 on: Oct 23, 2014, 03:54 PM »
Damn it I am not feeling the new Jakob album.
Solace has many of my personal post rock favorite tracks on it like Oran Mor, Lonesome or Malachite, so I was expecting Sines not just to be a good and solid album, but to be epic as well. Still gonna give it some spins, after all autumn is post rock season and maybe it'll grow on me.

I feel ya, it's good but no Cale:Drew (my fav).

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« Reply #1431 on: Oct 23, 2014, 03:56 PM »
Yeah too many bands just crank up the delay and reverb and let some chords ring out for ages with occasional tremolo picking I wish more people took Mogwai more adventurous method instead of sticking with whats safe.

How about this band :

http://rocketminer.bandcamp.com/

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« Reply #1432 on: Oct 23, 2014, 10:37 PM »
Yeah too many bands just crank up the delay and reverb and let some chords ring out for ages with occasional tremolo picking I wish more people took Mogwai more adventurous method instead of sticking with whats safe.

How about this band :

http://rocketminer.bandcamp.com/

Sounds pretty good, thanks for sharing :)

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« Reply #1433 on: Oct 24, 2014, 10:01 AM »
Damn it I am not feeling the new Jakob album.
Solace has many of my personal post rock favorite tracks on it like Oran Mor, Lonesome or Malachite, so I was expecting Sines not just to be a good and solid album, but to be epic as well. Still gonna give it some spins, after all autumn is post rock season and maybe it'll grow on me.

Yep. Not quite inspired enough.
As a genre it has been a while since post-rock is out of rotation, new forms are emerging that have been mostly caused by the aesthetics of post-rock. And now it's mostly gone, because it's not like you can write a song with a typical crescendo four hundred times and still catch the ears of the audience.

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« Reply #1434 on: Oct 30, 2014, 05:57 PM »
well its still not as epic as I wished it to be, but its really good and beautiful music and that is something that I appreciate. Especially the second half of the album with "Reverse", "Darkness" and "Sines" is very strong.  Also it should be noted that this album works really nicely if you smoke a joint while listening to it ^_^

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Re: Post Rock/ Ambient Thread
« Reply #1435 on: May 27, 2016, 05:17 PM »
Any fans of The Orb here? Their album "Orbus Terrarum" is amazingly gorgeous.

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« Reply #1436 on: Aug 24, 2016, 11:28 AM »
Seeing Jakob in a month they're finally coming to my city, also found another great NZ band through one of their interviews called High Dependency Unit apparently going to a live show of these guys was the inspiration for the direction they took as Jakob and the influences are really obvious.
http://highdependencyunit.bandcamp.com/track/usurper

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« Reply #1437 on: Dec 06, 2016, 08:47 PM »
New Grails album coming in february. Here's the first taste:

https://soundcloud.com/temporary-residence-ltd-1/grails-chalice-hymnal

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Re: Post Rock/ Ambient Thread
« Reply #1438 on: Dec 10, 2016, 10:37 PM »
New iLikeTrains album is pretty beautiful. Simple, but beautiful.

https://open.spotify.com/album/5ssjOPJYFQiTgzgMoHzEnT

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Re: Post Rock/ Ambient Thread
« Reply #1439 on: Apr 09, 2017, 08:10 PM »
Check out Apollos!