As grunge and britpop ruled the airwaves in the early 90s, post-rock was a vital jolt of innovation.
The intricate narratives and sonic cyclones of bands like Slint and Disco Inferno were a welcome antidote to the instant gratification of trad rock. Now, more than 20 years on, post-rock's mark on the cultural landscape is significant. Dedicated festivals draw huge crowds and the music is a favourite for film soundtracks and adverts, unique in its compound of emotional sensitivity and visceral clout. Meanwhile, the audience has bloomed into an international community whose devotion borders on the obsessive. Storm Static Sleep unpicks the meaning of post-rock, travelling back to its origins to interrogate the journalists who championed it and the bands who renounced it.
Featuring over 30 first-hand interviews with some of the most prominent names in post-rock - including Mogwai, Tortoise, Steve Albini, Mono, Isis, Slint and God Is An Astronaut - alongside analysis of key records that changed the face of music, Storm Static Sleep will open your eyes - and ears - to one of music's most exciting genres.