Judgement Day, Yeah I’ll take a rain check

We live in a world of unilateral solutions, which often tend to be forced upon more than complex problems. Perhaps these alleged fixes stem from an archaic interpretation of modern events. Regardless there existence still remains, and continues to weave itself through various elements of our environment. One of the aesthetics that tends to take a full sucker punch is music. In the sense that people still try to dissect it with only one incision.
Now on to my point, post-rock as the term has been coined has become somewhat synonymous with this whole one track epic good vs. evil, percussive build-up, explosion, followed by ambient chiming guitars or whatever to sustain the song – type of music, but it’s really much more than that. First of all though, I must say that the nomenclature seems to be quite flawed in the description it conveys. Standard rock-n-roll is for the most part dead, it’s influenced other preceding movements and yes has been revived in a few cases. However it’s still plain to see that it’s glory days lay at rest in the social climate of the 60s and 70s. So to call something post-rock purely based upon the fact that standard 20th century instruments such as guitar, bass, and drums are included doesn’t really hold much justification.
So with that mostly gratuitous spiel out of the way, here’s a couple notable tracks from Godspeed and the sister project A Silver Mt. Zion.

I’ve always liked this track, it’s name seems to fully envelope the mood/ Just comforting and reassuring in nature. It’s a gem.
05 13 Angles Standing Guard ‘Round The Side Of Your Bed
Cool Vid, somewhat repetitive imagery, but wtf the song makes up for it. The violins are intense.

A great track off Godspeed’s ‘Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven’
02 – Antennas To Heaven

    • rickstate
    • March 29th, 2010

    Great post. Great band. Those are also some of my favorites. Thanks.

  1. atta boy JH

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