Hard Rock Forums

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

Does anyone like ambient, post-rock, mellow instrumental bands?

Magic

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Mar 27, 2018
Messages
1,489
Location
USA
#1
I like a couple bands that are 99% instrumental music. I looked one up and it says the band is a post-rock band. OK...so what the heck is that?

Evidently, according to Wikipedia it means using instruments and electronic equipment to create textures rather than a traditional song structure. Post-rock borrows from ambience, minimalism, classical, progressive rock, space rock, and Krautrock. Most post-rock is instrumental. I have also seen this type music called Chillwave, which is a pretty good description. I get it....I think.

Popular post-rock bands are Sigur Ros, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and Mogwai.


Anyway, If you listen to any of this type music, please list who you like and why. I am looking to try more of this music.


I currently like God Is An Astronaut. I know the band name is goofy, but the music is really good. They do have some vocals but not much. I find it more progressive / krautrock with a lot of piano work. Simply stunning music!

Another group I like is Paint The Sky Red. Also progressive but more ambient than God Is An Astronaut. They have a lot of guitar work and it is kind of drone-like but builds in layers with more instruments. Very cool to listen to.
 

Magic

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Mar 27, 2018
Messages
1,489
Location
USA
#3
God is an Astronaut - Echoes

This group is Irish and they have 9 albums and are very similar to Tangerine Dream.
 

Members online

No members online now.

Latest posts