What is your opinion on post-rock? What attracts you to it and what are some of your favorite groups? Or if you don't like it, how's that going for you? Post-rock is also used in a lot of movies because it seems like the whole point of the genre is to invoke mood, usually a serious, beautiful, or profound one.
I got into post-rock because I was tired of yawning at the music industry's best attempts at capitalizing on this "new" rock phenomenon. I guess I'm pretty cynical--but I will admit there is great music out there of any genre. But I love the availability of interesting and different music that you would never hear on the radio. Thanks to the internet and home recording technology, there is no limitation on what you can find now... its just knowing where to look.
I love Mum, Explosions in the Sky, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Crippled Black Phoenix, PG Lost, Ef, and whatever else comes up on pandora with those guys. I also really love Radiohead and Sigur Ros, although they wouldn't technically classify as post-rock.
Also, does anyone have any intelligent thoughts about trends in music or any comparing and contrasting musical styles of 50 years agoish and now. Indeed there is internet now providing infinite musical possibilities. So maybe that's a good starting point, if you're feeling wordy.
This is scatterbrained, so anything goes.