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HOW STRANGE, INNOCENCE

Explosions In The Sky

 

Post Rock/Math rock

2.88 | 40 ratings

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2 stars How Strange, Innocence is the debut album from post rock band Explotions in the Sky. The album was released in 2000.

The music is generally slow paced and subtle but builds towards climaxes in typical post rock style. The instrumentation is very simple and the interplay between the two guitars is one of the most important features on the album. Both bass and drums also contribute greatly to the sound though. The music is purely instrumental. A good example of how Explotions in the Sky sounds like on How Strange, Innocence is Magic Hours which is a song that starts out very subtle, builds and ends with a distorted climax.

The musicianship is good allthough nothing special. This is not the most challenging music I have ever heard.

The production is very stripped down. Two guitars, bass and drums. It could have been recorded live and it would probably have sounded the same.

I canīt say I enjoy this album much. This style of music bore me. Iīm a way too busy person for music this subtle and quite frankly I donīt think much happens in the songs. Yes the songs build with new layers but the basic idea in the songs doesnīt really change much throughout the song. More than one time during the playing time I feel my focus shift towards other things than the music and thatīs always a bad sign. Iīll rate this album 2 stars, but this is really not worth my time and had the compositions or the playing been any less accomplished I would have made this a 1 star rating. Itīll take a while before I will be able to muster the strength to review the next album from the band.

UMUR | 2/5 |

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