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Underground Hum: GHAUST: Purveyors of lush dark dreamscapes

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sun, November 9 2008   /  11:03 am

Hello my lovelies, it's time again for your weekly scheduled musical enlightenment. Yes, I speak of Underground Hum; the weekly indie music column focused on scenes here in Indonesia and across the ASEAN region. Thanks again for the nifty emails you guys have been sending. Keep them coming. And now, on to this week's delectable dose of MAIN STAGE: GHAUST Post-rock, in case you're a neophyte, is a genre of alternative rock defined by the use of common rock instruments for non-rock purposes. Guitars and drums are standard, but the rhythms, harmonies, melodies, timbre, and chord progressions used are not found in the rock tradition. Basically, your typical post-rock song will consists of long guitar jams that explore layers of sound in order to create a certain mood. It is a genre that requires not only great technical skill, but a strong melodic imagination. ...