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God Is An Astronaut


Post Rock/Math rock

3.85 | 141 ratings

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2 stars If Canada is the most notorious country in indie-post rockin instru bands, Ireland seems to have fund its own figure under the name God is an astronaut. All is Violent, All is Bright provides basic pop orientated pieces with some slow moving textures and delicate-subjective melodies into it. The atmospheres are supposed to be moody, plaintive and serene. However the result is rather cheap and amateurish, including common rules and pop-ish conventions. I must admit that those superficial sides are almost constant in the so called post (math) rock scene: bands are surfing on intimate, sleepy and intropective sound territories but they always fail to reach sonic-cinematic landscapes, probably because this music is functional and made by teenagers for teenagers. This is radio friendly music specialised in soporific reveries. The accent is put on easy-listening emotional rockin sequences. All is Violent, All is Bright is the perfect combination between pop-ambient and peaceful-generical background music for teenages' road movies. If you feel romantic, this is the album to play in order to seduce your teenage girl. God is an astronaut gives you the illusion to fly away but it remains a sterile escaping without comunion with anything that are beyond our understanding. Nevertheless a few marginal-post rock combos deserve a listen (Deaf Center, Machinefabriek, Jasper TX's a darkness. If I'm not wrong none of them is mentionned in the archives).
philippe | 2/5 |


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