Friday, May 12, 2017

Talk Talk talk

Post-rockers - and Godspeed You! Black Emperor in particular - aren't exactly renowned for being vocal, so credit to Jeanette Leech for getting a whole bunch of them (including members of Godspeed, Mogwai and Tortoise) to talk for her new book fearless.: The Making Of Post-Rock.

The tome sounds as though it'd be right up my street, particularly in tracing the development of the genre and the key influence of the likes of Talk Talk and Slint. As the press release suggests, "post-rock" has always been a loose label, though I'm not sure I'd consider either Codeine or Stereolab to fall under that umbrella; nevertheless, the fact that both are celebrated in print is very welcome indeed.

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