Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Explosions in the Sky-Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever (2001)

2001 album from American post-rock group, Explosions in the Sky. If you are familiar with artists such as Sigur Rós, and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, you'll know roughly what style of  music this is. But where Sigur Rós is more icy and ethereal in sound, and Godspeed You! Black Emperor is bleak and apocalyptic, Explosions in the Sky creates cathartic moments of triumph and beauty in their post rock songs, which they call "Cathartic Mini-Symphonies". This is all instrumental music, with vast washes of guitar, moments of subtle, pristine delicacy, and epic, uplifting triumph. I HIGHLY recommend all Explosions in the Sky albums, especially to fans of bands such as Sigur Rós, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Jesu, and even Alcest. Temporary Residence Limited. 

1. Greet Death 7:19
2. Yasmin the Light  7:03
3. The Moon is Down  10:02
4. Have You Passed Through This Night  7:19
5. A Poor Man's Memory  6:04
6. With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept  12:04

Total Running:  49:51

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