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TRAVELS IN CONSTANTS (VOL. 21): THE RESCUE

Explosions In The Sky

 

Post Rock/Math rock

2.86 | 21 ratings

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Proletariat
3 stars I first heard this EP when one my indie-head friends came over told me he found this amazingly beautiful experimental band and immediatelly downloaded the rescue (along with several single tracks) from the EITS website onto my computer. He was wrong about the experimentality but right about the beauty. This sound has been done before, but not ever in the same way as EITS does it. This is a great EP, if you are into Post-Rock there is no excuse for not having it (its free) but if you have not heard post-rock before than this is not the place to start as it lacks in some of the genres finest sounds.

The interesting thing about this album is that it was recorded a song a day for eight days. This means that alot of it was improvised, wich is unlike the usual highly practiced music that they usually produce.

Day One: probably the most memorable of the songs, it does tend to sound a little bit too much like shoegaze and not post rock.

Day two: My personal favourite song on the EP, it expresses so many different ideas in so little time and all of them are unexpected. The lagh in the middle of the song is verry unexpected and funny, I especially like how it feels like the song should be over but it keeps on.

Day three: I know that others have noticed this but uhh.. Godspeed anyone. This track would feel right at home in any GYBE! album the sampled voices really add to the GYBE! effect and it has their drone-ish style.

Day four: Verry sentimental and strangelly uplifting. The major flaw is the drumming, it's great but really doesn't seem to fit the song in some areas.

Day five: The sort of thing that one would expect to hear from The Album Leaf, its good but its not EITS.

Day six: Dramatic as all heck. Sounds like people marching to war or some such thing at the beggining. But then it quickly turns into a verry shoegaze sounding durdge.

Day seven: A sad song. It makes me think of funerals, but wait is that a glimmer of hope I hear. (i know this says nothing about the actual song, I dont care its a better description than anything else I could type)

Day eight: Best rythm that I hav ever heard coming from EITS. More origianal than most the rest of the songs and with a different type of build up than most Post-rock

All in all: A little derivative in places but its great for fans looking for a different side of EITS, but will likely appeal to any one intrested in Post rock.-three stars

Proletariat | 3/5 |

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