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God Is An Astronaut


Post Rock/Math rock

3.51 | 48 ratings

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3 stars GIAA fifth studio album, released at May 17,2010 is almost what you expect from this band. They never were big experimentalists or innovators, and their music attracted more by its atmosphere, spacey sounds and melodic.

This new album is generally similar. But main difference in sound is ( as it happened earlier this year with 65dos new album) more electronic, mellow and rounded sound. It looks trend to go to more electronic sound (sometimes even danceable rhythms) is this year fashion for many post-rock bands. It's understandable - post-rock is stacked in the same place for too long, so need changes just to survive.

Anyway, like you or not, I believe we will see more bands mixing classic post-rock and modern electronic this year. Happily, GIAA saved their keyboards and piano sound(not very usual instrument for post-rock band) and big part of ambient soundscapes. Yes, music became warmer, softer, even more polished, so not every band's old fan will be happy with this release.

But for me their new sound is not better or worse , it just a bit changed. And the change itself, as well as the result of that change, is positive. Evolution, not revolution. And as result - slightly better than average album.

snobb | 3/5 |


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