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Explosions In The Sky


Post Rock/Math rock

3.91 | 209 ratings

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Chris S
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3 stars Well first off it is great to have Explosions In The Sky on Progressive Archives. This Texan band have a lot to offer in the Post Rock/Math genre. In 2003 they released this album, The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place. The irony of this title is the music can ( to a normal listener) appear to be drones of five songs all sounding the same. Repetitive themes, tweaked here and there and refashioned for the next song. This is not the case. In understanding this music there is a gradual hypnotic climatic build to the songs, a kind of " Lite" version of Godspeed You Black Emperor and they are different. Marginally so perhaps. ' The Only Moment We Were Alone" is a beautiful soundscape, almost painting visuals as the song builds. The aptly titled " Six Days At The Bottom Of The Ocean" hauntingly conveys themes of singularity, emptiness, minimalism and melancholy. If you like GSYBE or Talk Talk's Laughing Stock then this release will fit perfectly in your collection. Great muzak. Math Rock revived prog at the right time. Three and a half stars.
Chris S | 3/5 |


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