I struggle to define what Postmodern music is. I associate the genre with longer tunes, mainly instrumental and more jazz like than, say, Prog or Psychedelic. In spite of my conceptual difficulties, here is a whole mix of tunes with a postmodern vibe.
A playable playlist follows, or try this link to Grooveshark…
Public Service Broadcast -- 3 clips here… Post modern in all the senses. This band played at the recent Womad festival in New Plymouth. They would have been magnificent playing on the pond stage. Their latest album recycles space travel themed audio. Watch them play and be interviewed on KEXP if you want to find out more (it’s the third clip)
Chasing Rainbows from Epic, a 2012 collaboration between Ulrich Schnauss and Jonas Munk, two German producers of note.
Listen to the whole album below…
Save me from the Cyclops by Robert Savage from The Adventures of Robert Savage Vol.1. This is an obscure band from the 1970’s and no, there wasn’t a volume 2. I am probably tipping over into Prog, so what.
Cousin -- Tension at the Lido from And Other Relations EP (2011) from Brighton (UK, not Dunedin)
The Electronic Hole -- Love Will Find A Way (part 3) from The Electronic Hole -- The Electronic Hole (1970). Another obscure band.
Scouter -- Broken Scouter from Scouter (2011) (Boston, Massachusetts)
No video of this song, but check out the most excellent drumming
And this what they look like live.