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Post-rock music

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    • found: Work cat.: Mogwai (Musical group). Hardcore will never die, but you will, p2011.
    • found: Sigur Rós (Musical group). Ágætis byrjun, p2000.
    • found: Smith, K.L. Encyclopedia of indie rock, 2008:Post-Rock (Post-rock is a highly experimental form of indie rock whose description sounds more like a jigsaw puzzle than a subgenre of music. Post-rockers take traditional rock sounds and foundations--guitar, bass, and drums--and mix them up in new creative ways to make groundbreaking new sounds. This so-called rock "instrumentation" means that post-rockers use all of the ingredients of traditional rock bands, but they create full sweeping chord progressions, rhythms, melodies, and harmonies. In other words, post-rockers are minimalists that create mostly instrumental pieces employing less commonly used instruments such as oboes, cellos, the piano, synthesizers, and such in their rock compositions. Post-rockers' music is actually not typically similar in sound to indie rock, but it is categorized as such for its experimental and DIY (Do-It-Yourself) nature. Post-rock music is also usually ambient and can also include acts from other subgenres such as shoegazing, space rock, art rock, and progressive rock movements. Post-rockers were also among the first acts to combine electronically generated and digitally made music with traditional rock instruments. Notable post-rock acts include Slint, Talk Talk, Flying Saucer Attack, Mogwai, Stereolab, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Cul de Sac, Tortoise, the beautiful, ethereal arrangments of the Rachel's, and Sigur Rós)
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