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Storm Static Sleep nominated for People’s Book Prize

Jack Chuter’s recent book, Storm Static Sleep: A Pathway Through Post-Rock, which was releases by the publishing arm of Function Records last year, has been nominated for the People’s Book Prize! The voting closes on February 29th, so if you enjoyed the book, please go and vote for Jack. You can do so over at the People’s Book Prize website. Good luck Jack!

Storm Static Sleep out now!

We are delighted to announce that Jack Chuter’s brilliant Storm Static Sleep: A Pathway Through Post Rock is out now in all good book stores, record stores, online and through the Function Store Despite the genre’s ever growing popularity and the devotion of its audience, post-rock’s origins and history are either largely unspoken of or are recalled in such a way that many of the subtle connections and influences that made post-rock what it is today are left in the dark. ‘Storm Static Sleep’ is the first book that has ever been solely dedicated to telling the full history of the genre’s musical and semantic origin. In the process of telling this history, author Jack Chuter recalls and interrogates the various bands and influencers that drove…

Announcing Storm Static Sleep: A Pathway Through Post-Rock by Jack Chuter

Today Function Books are proud to announce the forthcoming release of ‘Storm Static Sleep: A Pathway Through Post-Rock’. This book is believed to be the most detailed account of history and development of the post-rock genre to-date. The book (written by Jack Chuter) chronicles the evolution of post-rock and it’s rise in popularity through chapters covering the bands that have defined the genre including: Talk Talk, Slint, Disco Inferno, Tortoise, Mogwai, Sigur Ros, Neurosis, 65daysofstatic and ArcTangent. Over the past twenty-five years post-rock has evolved from a handful of bands challenging the dynamics, timbre and conventional format and concept of rock songwriting, into a scene with a huge international community of both bands and steadfast fans. Not only does post-rock now have its own dedicated…