so i've been discussing the notion of this interesting style of music that i've been into for the past few years with people who know about it. the most popular artist of this genre would arguably have to be the band tortoise, to whom i've been listening since college. for some reason i missed them in concert each time they've been near me, but that's a series of other stories. i've called tortoise and other bands of this genre (some of whom are on the constellation label, which I find to be an excellent resource along with the group mogwai) "minimalist," "experimental," and most recently, "lo-fi." somehow none of these terms really fit the sound, which reminds me to a degree of one of the best bands to date - my bloody valentine. this weekend i heard a new definition of the sound, which is usually defined by - well - layer upon layer of guitar-focused textures that meld together in a sort of peaceful wall of sound. that new definition is pretty-well defined and explained on this about.com page. if anyone has any other links, bands, or information related to post-rock, please let me know. i'm hooked on it. i find myself humming new stuff all the time that's reminiscent of this style, and when i have my guitar-in-hand, i end up playing stuff like it, too. post-rock. yeah, i like the sound of that. it kind of gives me a simple, minimalistic, white-page-with-black-text feeling whenever i hear it.