The unmistakable sound of Fender Stratocasters (with an Ibanez Talman thrown in). Rock isn’t dead, they just stripped out vapid vocals. Check it out…
This usually picks me up…
This great evil, where’s it come from? How’d it steal into the world? What seed, what root did it grow from? Who’s doing this? Who’s killing us, robbing us of life and light, mocking us with the sight of what we might’ve known? Does our ruin benefit the earth, does it help the grass to grow, the sun to shine? Is this darkness in you, too? Have you passed through this night?
From EITS yet to be released album…
This great evil. Where does it come from?
How’d it steal into the world? What seed, what root did it grow from?
Who’s doin’ this? Who’s killin’ us?
Robbing us of life and light.
Mockin’ us with the sight of what we might’ve known.
Does our ruin benefit the earth?
Does it help the grass to grow, the sun to shine?
Is this darkness in you, too?
Have you passed through this night?
Private Edward P. Train – The Thin Red Line
I was going to rant about how much I hate hearing that the music these days sucks…but who needs that bitterness? All I can do is show you something beautiful. This is a live performance by Explosions in the Sky in Sydney (2011). It’s a song that always brings tears to my eyes. If there is a serene place on this earth, this would be the soundtrack.
I’m stunned, as this has to be the best live performance I’ve experienced acoustically. Their sound is “spot on,” and it really helps that the audience is engaged and respectful.
Explosions in the Sky is pop Post-Rock. They are everywhere. soundtracks, commercials, television. Lots of people who’ve never heard of Post-Rock have heard. Them. They characterize their sound as “little symphonies” and the sound makes for great accompaniment to scenes of sadness, introspection, and beautiful landscapes. I can’t knock the band for being popular, the music is beautiful. Take Care, Take Care, Take Care was released in 2011 and continues the intricate sounds of past releases. It is one of the lesser exposed works, but quite beautiful as well.
The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place Is Explosions in the Sky’s third studio album. It includes the seminal work, Your Hand in Mine. The album is considered a concept album in that all the tracks are considered love songs. It was released in 2003 to critical acclaim and many of the tracks were featured in soundtracks and TV spots. The songs continue the band’s signature melancholy to explosive transitions and result in a slick, beautiful album. Here is First Breath After Coma, the first track on the record. It begins with symphonic beauty and ascends into a triumphant percussive episode. Enjoy this beautiful song and artistic fan video.