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Re: How do you?
At 8:35 PM +0100 6/3/10, Matt Stevens wrote:
>I think Post-Rock is a useful term as the music i do is non rock
>music played by ex rock musicians with rock equipment!
In the 1980's, I used very similar reasoning to embrace the term
"Post-Industrial" to describe my music. That never caught on,
though, and it was later replaced by the (less-appropriate, IMNSHO)
For similar reasons, I really do enjoy and agree with the manifesto
above. However, I really don't like the way the words "Post-Rock"
come together as a descriptive term. Also, for some unknown reason,
it keeps reminding me of a breakfast cereal: "Now! From Kellogg's!
It's POST-ROCK. A new and exciting part of your balanced
breakfast!!!" Or perhaps, it just occurred to me, the name of a
These days I'll usually either describe my own music as "Dark
Ambient", or else I'll merely opt for the generic "Electronica".
Sometimes, if I'm in a particularly crabby mood and want to chase off
an audience, I'll take up the mantle of "Noise". That does make me
feel like I'm doing a bit of a disservice to established Noisicians
like Merzbow or PBK, however, who have worked uncompromisingly to
define that genre.
Regardless, I'll usually try to throw "Live Looping" in there
somewhere, merely to help do my part in getting the terminology out
there. Rarely, though, have I ever been questioned on that label.
And when I have been asked, it hasn't taken long before I've begun to
see the questioner glaze over. That could just as well be due to my
(in)ability to explain it properly, however.
"beyond this window, night is shuddering and the earth grinds to a halt
beyond this window, something unknown is watching you and me...."