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Definition of the noun Post-rock

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noun

  1. A genre of music which uses rock instrumentation for "non-rock" purposes, often producing songs which are akin to rock music, yet still very different.

Place

Post-rock a.k.a. Post Rock is a small promontory 40 m high, forming the west side of the entrance to Elsehul, near the west end of South Georgia. The name appears to be first used on a 1931 British Admiralty chart.

Music

Post-rock is a subgenre of rock music characterized by the influence and use of instruments commonly associated with rock, but using rhythms and "guitars as facilitators of timbre and textures" not traditionally found in rock. Post-rock bands are often without vocals.

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Google previewBring the Noise (2011)

20 Years of Writing About Hip Rock and Hip Hop by Simon Reynolds

Post-rock means using rock instrumentation for non-rock purposes, using guitars as facilitators of timbres and textures rather than riffs and powerchords. Increasingly, post-rock groups are augmenting the tradi- tional guitar/bass/drums line-up ...

Google previewHow to be Hungry (2010)

by Stu Hatton

'Post-rock is a genre of rock music characterized by the use of musical instruments commonly associated with rock music, but using rhythms, harmonies, melodies, timbre, and chord progressions that are not usually found in rock tradition.

Google previewThe Rock Snob's Dictionary (2005)

An Essential Lexicon Of Rockological Knowledge by David Kamp, Steven Daly

Post-rock. Amorphous genre born of rock-crit necessity in the nineties, mainly to explain to a skeptical public that the free-form, slo-mo noodlings of such semi- smart strivers as Tortoise and Low were not lazy, unstructured cop-out jams but the ...

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume 8 (2012)

Genres: North America by John Shepherd, David Horn

As with the alternative label itself, the very names of these sub-genres - such as lo-fi, slowcore, post-rock and alt. country - bore an implicit non-commercial rock stance. Likewise the US press drew attention to a number of different regional ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Popular Music (2017)

by Norman Abjorensen

Since then, such American and British popular genres as indie, post-rock, techno, and hip-hop have drawn heavily on Krautrock.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture (2013)

by Peter Childs, Michael Storry

The post-rock 'n' roll era has witnessed the gradual shift away from ensemble playing of acoustic and amplified 'traditional' instruments towards studio-based styles utilizing electronic and digital instrumentation, thus allowing for performance ...

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Part 1 Media, Industry, Society (2003)

by John Shepherd, David Horn, Dave Laing, Paul Oliver, Peter Wicke

DAVE LAING Manager The managers of popular music artists have frequently played a major role in the history of the music industry, particularly in the field of post-rock 'n' roll pop music through such figures as 'Colonel' Tom Parker (Elvis ...

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Small photo of Bontida, Romania - July 14, 2016: Sigur Ros, the Icelandic post-rock band from Reykjavík, performing live on the stage at Electric Castle festival, one of the biggest music festivals in RomaniaSmall photo of Bontida, Romania - July 14, 2016: Sigur Ros, the Icelandic post-rock band from Reykjavík, performing live on the stage at Electric Castle festival, one of the biggest music festivals in RomaniaSmall photo of FERROPOLIS, GERMANY - JULY 17, 2015: Barry Burns of Scottish post-rock band Mogwai on stage at MELT Festival on July 17, 2015 in Ferropolis.Small photo of Bontida, Romania - July 14, 2016: Sigur Ros, the Icelandic post-rock band from Reykjavík, performing live on the stage at Electric Castle festival, one of the biggest music festivals in RomaniaSmall photo of Bontida, Romania - July 14, 2016: Sigur Ros, the Icelandic post-rock band from Reykjavík, performing live on the stage at Electric Castle festival, one of the biggest music festivals in RomaniaSmall photo of Bontida, Romania - July 14, 2016: Sigur Ros, the Icelandic post-rock band from Reykjavík, performing live on the stage at Electric Castle festival, one of the biggest music festivals in RomaniaSmall photo of Bontida, Romania - July 14, 2016: Sigur Ros, the Icelandic post-rock band from Reykjavík, performing live on the stage at Electric Castle festival, one of the biggest music festivals in Romania More...

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