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God Is An Astronaut


Post Rock/Math rock

3.81 | 150 ratings

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Una Laguna
5 stars God is an Astronaut are not a post-rock band in the vein of Explosions in the Sky or Godspeed You! Black Emperors. The latter have generally quite long tracks and no discernible tune of riff. That doesn't make them bad.

God is an Astronaut is a much more straightforward form of instrumental rock with shorter songs seldom going far beyond 5 minutes. There is a discernible theme or melody in each track, something which many post-rock bands intentionally avoid doing. They're not reinventing the wheel, but what they do they do very well. Definitely one of the more mainstream-sounding post-rock bands out there, but no worse off because of it.

Of all the post-rock albums I've listened to (a few), this one stands out as truly grabbing me after the first listen. Some of the tracks are quieter (such as Forever Lost), some are louder (such as my personal favourite, Remembrance Day), but they are all very well-written, well-performed tracks. Each track really shines.

Some very beautiful, relaxing, inspiring music. At the moment this is my favourite post-rock album. A highly accessible start to post-rock for the uninitiated, and highly recommended for the anyone else.

Una Laguna | 5/5 |


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