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Explosions In The Sky


Post Rock/Math rock

3.43 | 57 ratings

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4 stars Explosions in the Sky's vision of post-rock assents in a less intense, peaceful and more contemplative one. Unlike the other band's of the genre, their music is mainly not for the tragedy, not entirely centered on the realization of the world's opprobrium (although invariably elicited in "Have You Passed Through This Night"'s beginning), but instead, preoccupies more in recreating a parallel, elevated, and common place, ie, their Pandora world. And so, while incorporating many of the post-rock cliches, we could say they sound almost a Mogwai interpretation of Godspeed You! Black Emperor's music, their aesthetics end to be more relieving, while adding some celestial nuances with the use of high-pitched guitars.

"Greet Death" recreates for the first moments the ideological/physical ruin of Humanity, while "A Poor Man's Memory" an almost reciprocal funereal nostalgia. The rest of the album relies on this somewhat ethereal, high-above relief contemplation, from the beautifully distorted minimalism of the end of the first track, to the gracious peace of "Yasmin The Light", the extenuating and intriguing suite "The Moon is Down", ending perhaps with the best elegy, the multifaceted conformation recital "With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept".

Touching foremost by its minimalistic sensibility, the true cornerstone of this movement, and incorporating some of their own, it is plain to justify as a good release and imposing enough not to consider "just one more" band in the genre. 3,5 stars.

TRoTZ | 4/5 |


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