Explosions In The Sky
February was an amazing month for live music experiences, as well as the aforementioned PJ Harvey and Sonic Youth gigs we were also lucky enough to catch a number of other shows, which I am still to blog.
Seeing and hearing Texan post rock group maestros Explosions In The Sky was a wonderful way to celebrate Valentine's Day.
None of that Hallmark Holiday claptrap! Just the one I love (yes, I managed to drag Dr E away from her never-ending research) and cinematic, instrumental music played with passion and emotion.
The band had little to say, deciding to let the music speak for itself. And it did that in volume(s) (both soft and loud) as the four piece brought their guitar dynamics to The Zoo.
Alternating between two guitars and bass, or three guitars, and with an amazing powerhouse of a drummer, they would build their epic tracks from a gentle touch on the strings, slowly growing to a loud and powerful, overdriven yet still very clean, cacophony. With no lyrics at all, the music speaks for itself and creates its own narrative.
If you're a bit of a guitar geek like me and are interested in what gear they use, you can check that out here.
Explosions In The Sky have produced six releases since they first got together in 1999 and were seemingly well supported and appreciated from the moment they began.
Explosions In The Sky are also curating the All Tomorrow's Parties music festival being held in the UK in May 2008.
Explosions In The Sky - Greet Death
Explosions In The Sky - The Birth and Death of the Day
Do you want to hear more tunes from this great band? Check out these links:-