When I was in Mississippi I had an obsession with post-rock music. The instrumental, crazy, chaotic genre that mixes seemingly classical sounds with odd rhythms and static. A lot of it is almost pure static and sounds like a jet engine in a small theater. It’s not something that you necessarily listen to for enjoyment. I think it’s more to feel something.
My obsession with it came from how it induces feelings. The creators have the ability to pull you into an entire mood. It’s like watching a movie that changes how you feel. You watch a dark movie, you leave the theater with that feeling. When you listen to post-rock, there’s almost a deeper connection to it.
Here’s just one song to listen to. Close your eyes for just a few minutes and focus all of you attention on these sounds… this is what post-rock is: