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Post-rock is a type of experimental rock music.[2] It focuses more on making different tones and musical textures than other rock music does.[3] Many post-rock musicians are instrumental.[4][2] The genre came from indie music communities in the 1980s and 1990s. A lot of post-rock music is inspired by ambient, jazz, and electronic music.[2]

The bands Talk Talk and Slint made some of the first post-rock songs. The word "post-rock" came from a review of an album by Bark Psychosis in 1994. The word has been used to describe many bands with different styles. Many musicians do not like this, because it makes it harder to define what post-rock is.[5]

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Post-rock is inspired by many genres of music, such as krautrock, jazz, math rock, and avant-garde music.[6][7] Many post-rock songs are long, and slowly build up the dynamics and timbre of the music.[4] Many post-rock songs do not have any vocals in them, but some do.

Vocals in post-rock are often used to create sounds instead of sing lyrics. Sigur Rós, a post-rock band known for their vocals, made up their own language for their music. They use the language to make sounds that are "gibberish" but fit "the music".[8]

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  1. Howells, Tom (October 5, 2015). "Blackgaze: meet the bands taking black metal out of the shadows". The Guardian. Retrieved September 28, 2017. Enter "blackgaze", the buzz term for a new school of bands taking black metal out of the shadows and melding its blast beats, dungeon wailing and razorwire guitars with the more reflective melodies of post-rock, shoegaze and post-hardcore.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Post-Rock Music Genre Overview". AllMusic. Retrieved 2022-10-23.
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  5. "UTR - Mogwai". 2003-02-12. Archived from the original on 2003-02-12. Retrieved 2022-10-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  6. "A Brief History of Post-Metal". Bandcamp Daily. 2016-08-04. Retrieved 2022-10-23.
  7. "Picking a path through the nebulous terrain of post-rock". The A.V. Club. 2013-06-20. Retrieved 2022-10-23.
  8. "About". Sigur Rós. Retrieved 2022-10-23.