Thinking 'bout Mogwai

Thoughts about Mogwai - especially as Post-Rock - Rino Breebaart


CStanford said...

Would King Crimson's _Discipline_ count as post-rock then?

I like your definition and focus on guitars and I believe you have it right, even though I also think of bands like Sigur-Rós that use a lot of organ and mallet percussion, as well as strings and brass.

In writing my songs I have struggled with how to describe them for purposes of recruiting musicians to play them. "Post-rock" has never seemed a good fit, and now I think that's because I almost never write guitar parts.

rino breebaart said...

I haven't heard that Crimson album in a long while, but I'd say that prog in general is conceptually post-rock - but in terms of sonics it's more about virtuosity than sound...

This begs a difficult definition of what Post-Rock actually is meant to be.

In the guitar-context though, a band like Wire is definitely Post-Rock in my book.