Sunday, January 13, 2008

Explosions In The Sky - All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone

Artist: Explosions in the sky
Album: All of a sudden I miss everyone
Label: Temporary Residence Ltd.
Year: 2007

01. The birth and death of the day
02. Welcome, ghosts
03. It's natural to be afraid
04. What do you go home to?
05. Catastrophe and the cure
06. So long, lonesome


Back in the mid 1990s, when post-rock dominated the indie landscape, instrumental bands offered a sonic vision beyond what they saw to be the tired rock clichés of 4/4 time and G-C-D riffs, but very often negated the simple energy that makes rock so vital in the process. On their second full-length ALL OF A SUDDEN I MISS EVERYONE, Explosions in the Sky do not make such mistakes. The Austin quartet (yes, there are only four of them generating all this sound) take cues from the post-rock era but apply an energetic, improvisational rock approach full of relentless tension and bursts of beauty. The sound of a chamber orchestra afire, ALL OF A SUDDEN I MISS EVERYONE packs a wallop.

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