The cover artwork was painted by French artist Fursy Teyssier and fits the melancholic mood beautifully. Their fourth, self-titled album God Is an Astronaut was released November 7, 2008 on Revive Records. High Above The Clouds 07:42 05. This is not to say that they have completely abandoned their classic spacey sound. Post Production and programming by Xenon Field - Mastered by Tim Young Metropolis Mastering.
And even then, I regularly feel the ambience and electronics are some of the weaker elements here, 'Forever Lost', despite its wonderfully uplifting melody line, utilises way too many casio synthesisers to make its ambience, sounding straight out of a 14- year-old's 'ambient' bedroom project. 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. The opener 'Worlds In Collision' for example; while being far from the strongest track on 'Fifth Sun', it has a very engaging, energetic melodic section that seems to act as a 'chorus', and the rest of the track seems to meander around the peak, before trailing off into a beautifully done piano outro. The End Of The Beginning. They also have a great deal of crossover appeal to space-rock fans.
And truth be told, the band find enough new twists to add to the old formula that I think they get away with using it, by the skin of their teeth - it's an entertaining enough album that if you dug the mid-2000s post-rock boom you probably won't find it dull, but it's not going to blow your mind or knock any of your post-rock idols off their pedestals. Anyway, like you or not, I believe we will see more bands mixing classic post-rock and modern electronic this year. First Day of Sun 6. 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. Without huge tracks and monolithic soundscapes, these guys sound a bit too weak underneath their cousins, because even though they interject ambient passages into the structures, and many of the songs have a slower and more laid-back mood, with their formula of short and cheery, God is an Astronaut miss out on so much depth in songwriting.
Fall from the Stars 8. Doing this would make you think that each track must have it's own personality, but they really don't. However, if one does not like this group, this album is not going to change their mind. To confirm registration and activate 10 free downloads please check your email and follow given instructions. It's pretty good if you listen to a couple of tracks here and there in isolation, but as a 1 hour album it gets rather tedious fairly quickly. This new album is generally similar.
It's good background music, I feel - not emotional enough to be distracting, but captivating enough to not feel bored. You've successfully registered on melodysale. While many of the songs here appear to follow a similar formula, 'Shining Through' holds the most sway with me. The End of the Beginning 2. 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. Later on in their career, the electronic elements would become a positive side to their music, but on this album, let's just say they're pretty poor.
Even more than Explosions in the Sky, who simply packaged down Godspeed You! And the change itself, as well as the result of that change, is positive. By the time you've hit the third song and realised you can't tell it apart from either of the first two, you know you've got a problem, and despite some jazzy influences creeping in here and there it's a problem that persists for the duration of the album. To their credit though, Astronaut's dramatic choruses hearken back to the glory days of progressive rock, a feeling they enhance by occasionally adding some string synth for that massive faux Mellotron effect. In the Distance Fading 3. And as result - slightly better than average album. Brothers Torsten and Niels Kinsella g.
The band's status was further boosted by their active anti-war stance and their fierce live performances, which place a lot of emphasis on the visuals: the shows, especially in the band's earlier days, included self-compiled videos for each song and a lot of lighting work. The ambient and the electronic parts are here not really any shoegaze until later , but they take a back seat to the sounds of streamlined, ultra- melodic third wave post-rock. Certainly guitarist Torsten Kinsella has picked up a lot from U2's highly original at one time Edge. It distils into four minutes all the pain, sadness and longing felt by many over a much-longer timeframe. Astronaut Ape — Your Personal Moon 09:37 03.
Their melodies and chords are excellent, but the repetition of the loud then soft formula gets a little predictable after a while. It's like they recorded the music and decided to label it something that sounded like it might be post rock-ish. «Бог — астронавт» — ирландский инструментальный коллектив, исполняющий музыку в стиле пост-рок. Just don't play it more than a couple of times, or it will start to dig into you. 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.