Do Make Say Think is a Canadian instrumental post-rock band from Toronto, Ontario. Their music combines jazz style drums and space style electronic effects, distorted guitars and wind instruments as well as a prominent use of the bass guitar.
Do Make Say Think started in January 1996 when three Toronto roommates, Justin Small, James Payment (friends since childhood) and Charles Spearin began performing shows loosely based on their experimental 8-track home recordings. The performances, like the recordings, were instrumental, largely improvised and steered away from traditional song structuring in favour of a more open-ended ambient style which drew from influences like
Gastr del Sol, Flying Saucer Attack, Brise Glace, Muslimgauze and Scorn.
For the first year the band included guitarist Robert Braz who left to be replaced by keyboardist/second drummer Jason MacKenzie. During the recording of their first full length album Ohad Benchetrit joined the band soon bringing with him drummer...