If the Abecedarians existed, then they were a subsect of Anabaptists who believed God would enlighten his chosen ones from within themselves, imparting knowledge by means of visions and ‘ecstasies’. They were characterised by their rejection of all human knowledge, including even the basics of the alphabet, hence the name, “A-B-C-darians“.

Post-rock bands (and math rock actually) customarily used the longest and most obscure of names for themselves and their songs, I’m thinking Up, C, Down, C, Left, C, Right, C, ABC, Plus, Start, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Youthmovie Soundtrack Strategies, The Rock of Travolta, Meanwhile In Communist Russia, 65daysofstatic, Explosions In The Sky, This Will Destroy You, etc.

So using a potentially apocryphal name of a religious sect recorded in the C17th edition of the Catholic Encyclopaedia feels appropriate…

This is basically a weekly playlist pulling together tracks from classic post-rock bands, with a slight leaning more towards the art-rockier / jazzy / math rock end of things. For a straight forward updating post-rock playlist, check out the Post-Rock Machine.

If you find a track or sequence that you particularly like, remember to save it to another playlist as this one will change every 7 days.

The only constant is change.