I wouldn't go as far to call it derivative - these guys certainly have their own sound, it's just that it's not a sound that lasts all too long, even within an album. Niels and Torsten Kinsella, twin brothers and co-founders of God Is An Astronaut, are joined again here by long-time drummer Lloyd Hanney. But for me their new sound is not better or worse , it just a bit changed. This is first album I'd heard by them and was completely mesmerized by it. Like so many excellent modern progressive rock bands Astronaut needs to make that leap of faith that carries them into a more diverse and inventive musical path devoid of pre-determined formulas such as math-rock, neo-prog, various metal genres or post-rock. While this is unexpected, it is a delightful surprise.
Similar to many pop artists, these songs are short, have distinct repetitions, and focus heavily on memorable melodies, usually played on guitar, although piano features regularly, and the opening track even has some Sigur R's-esque distant vocals carrying its lead hook. God is An Astronaut - Fragile 4. Pretty amazing if you ask me, because I always thought it was just a keyboard track until I saw their videos. Certainly guitarist Torsten Kinsella has picked up a lot from U2's highly original at one time Edge. This album is perfect if you just want to relax after a long day, or in your car on a long drive. . It would also help if Astronaut would change up their predictable song structures occasionally as well.
For anyone else though, the album stands as being a very good piece of work, despite the fact that the band has arguably done better for themselves in the past, and there isn't much here that we haven't already heard. God is An Astronaut - Remembrance Day 9. Their electro-tinged album The End of the Beginning came out on their own label, Revive Records, in 2002. They never were big experimentalists or innovators, and their music attracted more by its atmosphere, spacey sounds and melodic. This went on and on for this particular school performance and the kids in the audience loved it. The topic of this article may not meet Wikipedia's. I will give it a low 3 star rating because the production is good, and listening to one track now and then is okay, but I can't seem to garner much interest in it all together as a package, it just gets dull too fast.
God is An Astronaut - Forever Lost 3. Posted Monday, December 27, 2010 Review 366092 On this 2008 release God is an Astronaut stands on the verge of greatness, but they can't seem to shake the limitations of their chosen 'post-rock' genre. In fact, there's points on the album where the music sounds downright cheerful. For instance, the opening guitar riff of the title track, All is Violent, All is Bright latches onto you in such a way that you'll be humming it for days after you've heard it. It's not as if they need 20-minute tracks to be good, but oftentimes this album feels like a stack of songs, one after another, that are just the same thing played in a different key with varying degrees of loudness. What you end up getting here are some songs that might be mildly interesting, but they also tend to not have anything memorable about them. And in combination with many of the songs being a bit lazily written An enjoyable record, I feel.
The melody in 'Fire Flies and Empty Skies', it just feels so lazy and basic, and obviously without the crescendocore of Explosions in the Sky, they haven't even got the 'emotion' to back it up. Their whole compositional setup reminds me of when I was teaching several teenage guitar students during Nirvana's Teen Spirit ride on the hit charts. Repeat listens don't do this good either, I'm afraid. Posted Thursday, April 12, 2012 Review 723292 God Is an Astronaut's All Is Violent, All Is Bright combines the stark and emotionally devastated soundscapes of Godspeed You Black Emperor or Mogwai with delicate piano work reminiscent of Sigur Ros to create a post-rock sound which is very much rooted in what by 2005 had become fairly well-established traditions of the subgenre - but though their post-rock approach is slightly cliched, they pull it off so well that I can't bring myself to hold it against them. The bassist and the drummer are just as good, if nothing else.
This new album is generally similar. The postings are for promotional and preview purposes only and all the albums downloaded from here should be deleted within 24 hours. On the whole, it may be a pleasant enough listen to those who haven't heard much post-rock before, but post-rock fans will already have plenty of superior albums and newbies to the genre will soon leave this rather unsatisfying piece behind. If you like this kind of post-rock give it a try, but it really isn't my cup of tea. A great record by a very underrated band! Vinyl cutting at half speed is a highly specialized process which produces a louder, cleaner cut which far surpasses what is achievable on a standard speed cut.
The band distinguish themselves from the post-rock crowd on this one by focusing less on spacey soundscapes and more on tuneful musicanship, with faster and busier compositions than are typical on the post-rock scene. Grace Descending starts off with a piano riff that continues to build into a great climax. A particular group of my students who could barely play the three chords to Wild Thing prepared a major opus for the school music assembly by playing those three chords very softly with mostly bass for four reps and then blasting the same three chords very loudly for four more reps. But what this album, and this band in general, is missing from its formula is the vastness of post- rock. Now there's a great idea, why doesn't someone just rip a solo now and again. While many of the songs here appear to follow a similar formula, 'Shining Through' holds the most sway with me.
After signing with Napalm Records, God Is an Astronaut released their eighth full-length, Epitaph, in 2018. Personally, I don't think post rock was meant to be accessible, yet they try their hardest to make it so. If you like the albums you downloaded from here, we encourage you to support the scene by buying the original cd and merchs. It just seems to lack emotion and depth to me and it devoid of much feeling. I liked every song on this when i first heard it, and now several absolutely drive me up the wall, mostly because of how simple the melodies are, again in a similar way to vapid pop music. Find sources: — · · · · October 2016 Released November 1, 2008 Recorded October 2007 — October 2008 Length 60: 52 Revive Records, Happy Prince, Morningrise Records God Is An Astronaut chronology 2007 God Is an Astronaut 2008 2010 God Is an Astronaut is the self-titled fourth studio album by Irish band. However, the most stunning track here may be 'Shining Through,' which ironically is the most typically post-rock oriented piece of music on the album.
God is An Astronaut - Fire Flies and Empty Skies 6. Certainly far from a classic, and it certainly deserves a lot of the flack it takes for being a bit dull and song-centric, but I do enjoy it a little bit. Posted Friday, May 21, 2010 Review 282839. Robert Murphy then began performing keyboards and guitars during the group's concerts. And then there are the crescendocore tracks. God is An Astronaut - Infinite Horizons 8.