Post-Rock: Explosions In The Sky

English: Explosions in the Sky, 2004
English: Explosions in the Sky, 2004 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Albeit I am familiar with music and its many genres. When the subject progresses one level down to subgenres I learn how much I have not heard or experienced yet. This excites my senses to discover new realms.


Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Post-rock

Post-rock, according to a definition in wikipedia is 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.[2][3][4]

I know truly little about the 100’s of post-rock bands listed here. I accept that challenge readily as an explorative listener.

The post-rock band that has garnered my attention this evening is Explosions In The Sky. I stumbled upon them in a non-related Google search that simply stated they will be scoring the soundtrack for Al Pacino’s  new film, Manglehorn (Director: David Gordon Green).

The first collaboration was Prince Avalanche which releases next week on August 9th on screens, iTunes and on-demand. It looks like a funny, enjoyable independent film. It was filmed in secretive fashion  by Green away from the Hollywood machine. The soundtrack drops 3 days earlier on August 6th.


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