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Minimalism in Rock Music

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by loopfinding, Nov 17, 2020.

  1. loopfinding

    loopfinding Friend of Leo's

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    precisely, my friend.
     
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    Boris is great, saw them live once with Earth, they were exceptional

    very cool stuff in this thread, I'm enjoying listening to these
     
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    Obvious, but one of the first popular tunes to use this concept was maybe The Who/Won't Get Fooled Again. The synth part in the middle is right out of Terry Riley/LaMonte Young.
     
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    Cornelius, Stereolab, Lighting Bolt, Tortoise...This thread is checking a bunch of boxes for me. Love all those bands.

    I would add:

    Sunn 0)))



    Trans Am



    Gang Of Four

     
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    Early Red Stripes and Black Keys
     
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    Dorleac

     
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    On the Radiohead end, Burn the Witch is very Reichian

    I'd add a bunch of 80's King Crimson. Quite a few of their 2 guitar songs in that era use phasing and repetition (Frame by Frame, Discipline)

    On the pop side, early Coldplay seems like a take on Philip Glass

    There are some Wilco tunes in the Krautrock idiom (Spiders, for one)
     
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    Almost all hill country blues fits here. Repetitive, hypnotic, lots of drone notes. R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough come to mind.

     
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    This is very much Ryhs Chatham's area of operations:




     
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    80's King Crimson checks a lot of those boxes. Layered, repeating rhythms in different meters, shifting patterns etc.

    Also The League of Gentlemen (another Robert Fripp project):


    Also later Meshuggah:
     
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    Great topic, BTW, a refreshing change! :)
     
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    Love Ufomammut! How about some other "doom" bands that are more like "drone" bands? Bong spring to mind... and Finland's Circle are a "metal" band that often play pure repetition.



     
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    oh yeah, also forgetting about that time that philip glass tried to make rock music:


     
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    OK, maybe just one more: Poland's Lotto - more of a jazz tip. I would have suggested France's France too but there's no guitar on it - hurdy-gurdy instead - so DISQUALIFIED!




     
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    Nice to know that at least one other person in the world knows about that League Of Gentlemen album. It's brilliant.

    How about Japanese drum/bass psychopaths Ruins?

     
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    There's a synth part in "Won't Get Fooled Again"???

    It was a Lowrey spinet organ, although it was routed through a couple of sections of a VCS3.
     
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    actually i think most of their catalog would be the exact opposite, hahah.
     
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    yeah, not sure if these guys qualify as rock (piano, upright bass, drums, jazz school training, sound more like techno) but they did open for radiohead at madison square garden...

     
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