I really love Explosions in the Sky. This is one fantastic group. They appear frequently in movie soundtracks and have a style all their own. There is nobody like this group, nobody that plays the guitars this well.
What I found truly amazing, this album is available on Vinyl. Seek this out. It is a two LP package. The pressings are on very heavy vinyl. And this is something absolutely unique I have never seen, these guys worried so much about audio quality and making perfect pressings that they used 3 sides for all the music. They could have squeezed the tracks onto a single LP. Instead they spaced the grooves out far enough that they are perfection and used a second LP for the last cut. Then on the blank side they inscribed a very cool drawing.
I found one minor flaw in my copy that caused a pop on a single song. Otherwise, this is pure rich beautiful music.
Seek out the vinyl version - you will be very happy you did.
I feel my title for this review is very appropriate, but do not infer an incorrect suggestion. This is nothing like the asinine, cheesy music put out by new age artists who claim the ability to put its listeners into divine states of love and affection with sappy, pretentious synth pianos and ocean sounds.This is truly beautiful. Explosions in the Sky is a four-piece (two guitars, bass, and drums) that gets lumped into the post-rock category, but they dramatically surpass the standards generally … more