A new book covering the history of post-rock from the late 1980’s is scheduled to be released at the beginning of June. Titled ‘Fearless: The Making of Post-Rock’, it is the second book by music historian Jeanette Leech after ‘Seasons They Change: The Story of Acid and Psychedelic Folk’ came out in 2010.
Music journalist Simon Reynolds coined the term post-rock in 1994, which according to book’s description was “an attempt to give a narrative to music that used the tools of rock but did something utterly different with it, broadening its scope by fusing elements of punk, dub, electronic music, minimalism, and more into something wholly new. Post-rock is an anti-genre, impossible to fence in. Elevating texture over riff and ambiance over traditional rock hierarchies, its exponents used ideas of space and deconstruction to create music of enormous power.”
Its will be second title that has been written on the genre to date, coming after ‘Storm Static Sleep: A Pathway Through Post-Rock’ by Jack Chuter which was released in late 2015.
The book features never seen before images, as well as interviews with some of the genre’s most influential players including Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mogwai, Tortoise, Stereolab, Fridge (featuring Kieran Hebden, a.k.a. Four Tet) and many more.
The 392-page book also contains cover art designed by Graham Sutton of Bark Psychosis and is scheduled to be released on 6th June via Jawbone Press.