Monday, November 8, 2010

Non Mountains

The Non is a progressive post-rock band from Oklahoma.

Moving Mountains is a New York-based post-rock rock band. Combining emotional vocals with elements of post-rock and emo, the band has often been compared to The Appleseed Cast. I'm sure a lot of people will be put off by the vocals, but I hope hope some will be able to appreciate them for their musicianship and wonderful sound.

What a shitty day.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Pelican is a post-rock, instrumental, doom, sludge, progressive  post-metal quartet from Chicago. This video is about one man's quest to find Pelican, and sing for them. However, they are very elusive, so instrumental they stay.

Irepress (pronounced ear-press) is a 5-piece self-proclaimed disco metal band from Massachusetts. However hilarious disco metal may sound, I don't think they're it. Similar to Pelican above, Irepress's sound is a very heavy "sludge" type of post-metal. They are an extremely progressive band (they even have a part or two that actually does sound like disco), and their musicianship is very technical.

I hope Pelican managed to get away from that singer this time!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sgt. Mudy

sgt. is an experimental post-rock group from Tokyo. They incorporate a wide variety of genres into their music to give them a distinct sound. What really sets them apart from other groups is their use of violin in a pretty nontraditional manner, I would say, creating uplifting compositions comparable to acts like toe and Anoice.

mudy on the 昨晩 is another experimental post-rock / math rock group that is rather hard to categorize because of the massive variety of genres they incorporate in their songs. This is one of their more straight-forward songs, and that's why I like it. Most of their songs have so much going on, and so many guitar effects being jammed together, that it can be overwhelming. The same goes for sgt., but both bands are nevertheless enjoyable to listen to.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Special Pianos

→Pia-no-jaC← is one of the most interesting musical duos I've ever encountered. The first thing you'll notice about these two is the odd instrument that musician Hiro is playing. It's called a cajón, a Peruvian box shaped percussion instrument. The name Pia-no-jaC is actually a combination of the only two instruments they use, Pia-no, and no-jaC (cajón backwards). The piano play is very swift and jazzy, and makes for very energetic music when accompanied with the crisp and minimal sound of the cajón.

Special Others is a jam rock / jazz band from Yokohama, Japan. They blend improvised jazz and post-rock influences to create a modern style of jazz that is popular with younger club scene fans. Their use of vocals is very minimal, so Special Others is mostly an instrumental band. Really fun band to watch and listen to, which is exemplified in this PV.

Almost 100 followers!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Clean Of Core

Clean Of Core is an instrumental rock band from Chiba, Japan. 436 listeners on, that's damn low.

Short post.
Still feel like butt.
Take it easy.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Illuminate My Heart, My Darling!


The Samuel Jackson Five is a progressive Norwegian band with the cheesiest / funniest name in post-rock. Their brand of slightly jazz and slightly folk influenced music, and their use of a wide variety of instruments and sounds, is really fun to listen to. Each song on Easily Misunderstood gives the listener something different to sink into. From guitar driven rhythms to full string ensembles, slow and easy songs to jumpy and energetic songs, and all while maintaining a high level of musicianship and a sound that is uniquely SJ5.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Sleepy In Australia

I've been rather inactive here due to stomach problems and general sickness. Not sick enough to stay off the computer, of course, but enough to drain any motivation to post out of me. It caused me to miss a few of my extremely hard-to-miss once a week classes, which really upset me for some reason. I usually have no qualms or regrets about missing school, but this time around it did a good job heightening my feeling like a worthless piece of shit attitude, which ultimately led to depression. Let's just say that my ability to take it easy has been severely hampered over the past week.

Trying to write something meaningful when I'm like this is stressful. I can hardly string together coherent sentences in my head, let alone in this little post box. I'll reread everything twenty times before trying to write something else, and very few lines survive the backspace button. It takes hours to write what ends up being read in twenty seconds, and it's frustrating. The worst part is that all this amounts to is a really long excuse, which is something I try my best not to give. However, I think writing things out like this can be beneficial and help me get the thoughts straight in my head, so just write this little bit of rambling off as filler.

It's not all bad news. For one, I'm feeling better, and I also found out about a nice post-rock band that I hope you'll enjoy. They're called Sleepmakeswaves and they're from Australia (hence the post title). I hope my cryptographic blog titles aren't misleading at all...

I'm going to try and start sharing download links to this stuff too.
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