The Abbasi Brothers released “Something About Nostalgia” in 2008 and several music blogs touted it as album of the year. Yousuf Abbasi, a math major in college, lays down the tracks starting with simple axioms and builds up to make a complex fabric of aural enlightenment.
Yousuf and Amman Abbasi specialize in soundtracking inner space with an eye toward finding the immanent transcendent in everyday life.
This first track is probably my favorite post-rock selection. It’s very experimental and may be difficult to listen to. The track starts with a nerve grating, scratching texture and from that wall of static and reverb, just ten notes part the curtain, ten notes and you are enmeshed in a dreamy heavenly landscape. The second track is more traditional, but illustrates how post-rock music brings percussion to the forefront and makes the drums an integral part of the composition.