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God Is An Astronaut

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3.87 | 91 ratings | 5 reviews | 21% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2007

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Radau (5:51)
2. Far from Refuge (6:51)
3. Sunrise in Aries (4:21)
4. Grace Descending (5:29)
5. New Years End (4:16)
6. Darkfall (3:41)
7. Tempus Horizon (v. 2007) (5:07)
8. Lateral Noise (1:52)
9. Beyond the Dying Light (5:34)

Total time: 43:06

Line-up / Musicians

- Torsten Kinsella / guitars, piano, keyboards, vocals, mixing
- Niels Kinsella / bass, guitar
- Lloyd Hanney / drums, synthesizer

- Chris Hanney / guitar (1-5)
- Pat O'Donnell / strings (7,9), lead guitar (7), ebow (9)

Releases information

Artwork: Niels Kinsella

CD Revive Records ‎- RVECD008 (2007, Ireland)
CD Revive Records ‎- RVECD014 (2011, Ireland) Remastered by Tim Young

LP Morningrise Records ‎- MR.2008.02 (2008, Belgium)

Digital album (2011)

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GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT Far From Refuge ratings distribution

(91 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(21%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(46%)
Good, but non-essential (24%)
Collectors/fans only (9%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Prog-jester
3 stars There are bands that play good music but it’s hardly moving. I mean it may sound too sterile or too predictable. These words are frequently used when it comes to most of Post-Rock, and I’m afraid, I can use them towards GIAA as well. Don’t get me wrong, they’re flawless, but too flawless for me. They didn’t get me emotionally, though I enjoy some stuff from this particular album (and some others). Hard to tell you which tracks exactly – you’d be a die-hard GIAA fan to learn all their tracks’ titles and to learn how to tell them one from another (just joking here ;) ). Good instrumental Indie, with some electronics, well-written melodic lines and atmospheric bits. This is where it comes to personal likings: I won’t recommend them to a Post-Rock newbie, while others may find them to be the only listenable Post-Rock band. Worth checking to say the least!
Review by Warthur
4 stars Despite the rather bleak cover artwork, God Is an Astronaut's Far From Refuge doesn't exclusively occupy the sort of bleak, post-apocalyptic territory of much post-rock. In fact, there's points on the album where the music sounds downright cheerful. The band distinguish themselves from the post-rock crowd on this one by focusing less on spacey soundscapes and more on tuneful musicanship, with faster and busier compositions than are typical on the post-rock scene. As such, they manage to produce an album which will appeal to those who enjoyed their preceding work whilst at the same time developing their sound enough that the album doesn't feel redundant.

Latest members reviews

5 stars God is an Astronaut's third album definitely leans to the "rock" side of post-rock. This is not to say that they have completely abandoned their classic spacey sound. The drums seem to be more prominent and the guitar has more of a voice as well, yet they never resort to the generic power chor ... (read more)

Report this review (#483946) | Posted by thesleeper72 | Saturday, July 16, 2011 | Review Permanlink

4 stars This is still good stuff! If you are unfamiliar with the band, I would start with the excellent 'All Is Violent, All is Bright' album. This one continues along in a fairly similar way. The keyboards don't dominate quite as much here as on that album. Here, the guitar is stronger. Also, the ... (read more)

Report this review (#181404) | Posted by digdug | Monday, September 1, 2008 | Review Permanlink

5 stars first of all I am astonished that only a few people gave reviews to this great band from ireland. I know God Is An Astronaut only for 6 weeks, but from this time on I am addicted to their music. all their 3 albums are on the same high level same as the ep from 2006. God Is An Astronaut sounds s ... (read more)

Report this review (#136641) | Posted by badpit | Thursday, September 6, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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