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After listening to the Jonsi‘s solo album, (which sounds like minimal experimental, and reminds me of Múm), I had some very good expectations about the forthcoming Sigur Rós‘ album.
It started playing and I was just “WTF? Animal Collective?“. But Jonsi‘s voice is clearly distinguishable.
Wow, what a step.

This freak folk spirit is one extreme of the album. The other one is the already known sad-weeping Sigur Rós (which is good, but I can’t take more than 5 minutes).

The album goes from the freak folk corner to the post-rock edge slowly. Song by song.

It’s very good to see they just haven’t stood on their own trademarked sound. They’re live and expanding their scope.

Gobbledigook, the first video -and track- of the album shows nude people running and playing in a grove. Matching the album cover.
The video it instantly reminded me of a scene on the movie Shortbus, by John Cameron Mitchell. And a friend of me noticed that the CD cover looks similar to the cover of the movie Idioterne, by Lars von Trier.

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A very fine and refreshing post-rock totally immersed into a synth pop pool.
It’s so good to hear interesting and challenging post-rock bands. The scene is so “auto-replicant”, that everything different is welcome.
Errors, a new band from Glasgow not only sounds different. They’re effectively good.
It’s Not Something But It Is Like Whatever sounds so mature. I wonder for how long they worked in this stuff.
A must have for any post-rock fan.

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Good post rock. Full of energy and personality.

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Forward, Russia - Life Processes

The second album by ¡! has a poor audio production. The music isn’t bad but the vocalist ruined everything. I’ve had a hard time listening to Life Proceses fully.

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This Will Destroy You - This Will Destroy You EP

I’m afraid most instrumental rock bands today sound like a standard. I’m starting not to distinguish them.

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Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band - 13 Blues for Thirteen Moons

This could have been one of the finest post-rock albums in 2008 but the vocalist ruined everything. I mean every thing.

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Earth - The Bees Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull

Earth is an american band with almost 20 years of life. Anyone who likes drone or post-rock surely have heard about them. They make an interesting mix of post rock and drone.

In The Bees Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull There are dramatic soundscapes so it’s good for background music or instrumental rock aficionados.

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