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Post Rock/Math rock

3.82 | 141 ratings

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4 stars Recently I had contact with a member of the new Italian prog band Giant The Vine. I had asked for a biography, and read about their honouring of Mark Hollis (Talk Talk), and their appreciation for post rock bands, like Talk Talk and Mogwai. Also due to a topic on the Forum I decided to take a dive into the world of post rock, and to listen to Mogwai its album Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will. While listening I notice that the music is simply structured, melodic and harmonic, with a strong focus on emotion. The atmospheres range from dreamy or hypnotizing to dark with up-tempo beats. The colouring with the guitars is wonderful, very moving, from tender to raw. I am pleased with the subtle use of instruments like the organ, vocoder, piano and violin. This colouring gives the music an extra dimension so you can easily identify with the music, feeling sad, euphoric or agressive. I grew up in the Eighties with U2 and Simple Minds, I had to think about these bands at the point of accessible progressive pop rock with emotion. I am curious to more post rock encounters, this one is certainly worth, thanks Giant The Vine, this Old School proghead has broadened his musical territory, at the age of 58!
TenYearsAfter | 4/5 |


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