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TRAVELS IN CONSTANTS (VOL. 21): THE RESCUE

Explosions In The Sky

 

Post Rock/Math rock

2.85 | 20 ratings

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topofsm
2 stars 'The Rescue', while containing nice melodies and upbeat atmospheres comes across almost entirely as filler material by the otherwise good band Explosions in the Sky. You can download this EP for free of the band's website, and that's probably a good thing, since because of the 'sameness' of the EP will most likely lead to dissapointment in the search of good music.

'The Rescue' is eight instrumental tracks with mainly clean guitar among the other standard rock instruments. With these instruments the band is able to make the listener feel like he is playing in the snow, or resting on a chilly wilderness log in the middle of winter. Though the instrumentation is nice, the music ultimately goes nowhere and will if anything be confined to become background music (which it probably does a fine job of). A couple of tracks are energetic, but most are midtempo, leading to rather boring songwriting. "Day 6" even has melodies resembling another Explosions in the Sky track, "Your Hand in Mine".

Explosions in the Sky fans will most likely already have this EP. Because its free, it's probably worth checking out. Who knows? The short sweet tracks may appeal to somebody.

topofsm | 2/5 |

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