Let your Tuesdays be Post-rock Tuesdays
In my opinion, music should be speaking for itself. Music critics—people who think they can define what good and bad music is and are able to promote certain styles of music are destroyers of free art and creativity. Hector Simpson (also known as Dizzyup on the interwebs) shares this same opinion and this kind of passion for music. This is probably why he carefully and loving curates a website called Post-rock Tuesday and it is, without a doubt, the most awesome music resource I have found in the last two months.
The site focuses on the rather underground and special music genre of ‘Post-rock’ (for the uninitiated out there: Mogwai, Explosions in the Sky or Godspeed You! Black Emperor are some influential post-rock acts). Every Tuesday, Hector posts a fresh, interesting album of unknown acts (at least to me), who nevertheless make impressive music and deserve to get more attention. In his presentation, he just includes the Album Art and name, artist name and some links for getting the record off iTunes or Amazon or to find out more on the artist’s webpage. Oh and you can listen to one (most of the time Hector’s favorite) track off the album. Just the music and the artwork, nothing more. No opinion, no rating, nothing else.
But this intention of letting the music speak for itself is not even the biggest boomer this site has to offer. It’s the pixels, the gloriously wonderful pixels. Every little bit is detailed and polished on this personal project – from the ever changing background which always is a composition of colors also included in the respective cover to the little buttons or the music player. It’s friendly, plastic and colorful with the right dose of serious business behind it, if you know what I mean. It’s just perfect. Anyone who listens to music and cares just a little bit about it, should take some time out and add this thing to his bookmarks or RSS reader.