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Explosions In The Sky


Post Rock/Math rock

3.91 | 197 ratings

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5 stars This album is among the most emotionally stirring albums I've ever heard.

This is the group's most stripped-down album. While the excellent predecessor "Those Who Tell the Truth..." often used distorted guitars, there are few instances on this record that do, and as before, they keep the tempos pretty slow. The production here is great, providing a nice warm, soothing tone throughout, which is another difference from the earlier works that were characterized by a more rough production. The playing is precise. Each second - the notes, the effects, the dynamics - is meticulously thought out, and to great success. These sounds and atmospheres evoke all of the (assuming so) desired emotions. There is much beauty to be found here. That's what this band is all about. Don't listen expecting aberrant experimentation or a technical flurry; there is absolutely none of that here. What you have is pure post-rock, and pure emotion.

Moatilliatta | 5/5 |


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