The Post-Rock Bands from the 90s – 2018.
If one asks the younger generation of Post-Rock lovers who did not grow up with the music from back then, which bands introduced them to the genre, most answers include bands such as ‘Godspeed You! Black Emperor’, ‘Explosions in the Sky’, ‘Mogwai’ and ‘Sigur Rós’. All these bands were founded between the mid and late 90’s and they are very active still. Apart from their general fame, there is nothing that really connects these bands on a musical level. Some sound grim and heavy, others are light as a feathers and „Hopelandic“ ( a constructed language, shaped by ‘Sigur Rós’ singer Jónsi, which is the only language designed for emotional tones), some are from the USA and Canada, others from Europe. Besides their long existence, the one thing all these bands have in common is the fact that they handle various influences of instruments and genres, in order to create their own unique style.
New Post-Rock Bands were inspired by Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Explosions in the Sky, Mogwai & Sigur Rós
The longevity of these four bands may be the pillar of modern Post-Rock. All groups that grew up with the ‚grandparents’ of Post-Rock themselves, have summarized and development these musical currents. New bands were founded worldwide, took inspiration at what ‘GY!BE’ und ‘Explosions in the Sky’ did, found their own style of music and thus influenced new bands and so on. Thanks to the digitalisation of our world, it is possible to share ones bigger and smaller creations with like-minded people from all over the world, to get feedback and to collaborate over thousands of kilometres. Due to this, Post-Rock could grow steadily within the Pop Culture, and now contains countless bands, which no longer sound like their representatives of the past.