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God Is An Astronaut


Post Rock/Math rock

3.81 | 163 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This Irish trio make some of the most beautiful Post-Rock music I have ever heard. Melodic soundscapes with synths washing over them constantly. The sound doesn't slowly build like many Post-Rock bands, rather the build ups happen quickly, usually in a couple of minutes. There isn't a bad song on this album.

"Fragile" builds quickly although it reaches another level after 2 1/2 minutes and calms down as it ends. "All Is Violent, All Is Bright" is another song that builds fairly fast. The drums are really active after 3 minutes as the sound again reaches another level. "Forever Lost" is one of my favourites. Just a beautiful sounding song with piano and synths leading the way. "Fire Flies And Empty Skies" opens with guitar as drums come pounding in. A fuller sound arrives before a minute before the song relaxes again. This contrast of soft and loud continues. "A Deafening Distance" is another one I like a lot. The first 2 1/2 minutes are very pleasant sounding and then it becomes much more powerful.

"Infinite Horizons" is another gorgeous song with the atmospheric guitar and synths. "Suicide By Star" features some upfront drumming as the sound becomes full 3 minutes in. It gets intense a minute later. "Remembrance Day" opens with what sounds like the wind as piano comes in. Synths 1 1/2 minutes in followed by drums, then a full sound 3 minutes in. "Dust And Echoes" is another favourite. Guitar, synths and drums as the song builds. It calms down a minute later to end it. "When Everything Dies" opens with reserved piano melodies and synths. More energy and sound before 3 minutes. Drums and piano lead the way a minute later.

A very enjoyable and positive experience. Not complex by any means, just great music that you can relax to.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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