Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Explosions in the Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care (2011)

Take Care, Take Care, Take Care is the sixth studio album by American post-rock band Explosions in the Sky, which was released on 18 April 2011 in the UK, 25 April 2011 in Europe, and 26 April 2011 in the US. Take Care, Take Care, Take Care is one of the most expressive albums Explosions in the Sky, or anyone for that matter, has ever crafted, leading us through a six-song, 46-minute series of soaring highs and haunting lows. The album begins with “Last Known Surroundings” and a chord that rises from the ambiance, amazing in both its simplicity and its ability to chill the body. It doesn’t take long for Explosions in the Sky to throw us right into arpeggio-led buildups, arguably the most distinguishing feature of their music. Throughout the album, small style tweaks occur, like the use of vocals in “Trembling Hands” and the pseudo-classical melody mixed with drummer Chris Hrasky’s distinctive beats in “Be Comfortable Creature”. It is these little additions along with unique sounds that other post-rock acts struggle with, making it difficult to differentiate between their songs. EitS long ago mastered this, giving each song a special, almost story-like melody and mood.

Munaf Rayani – Guitar
Mark Smith – Guitar
Michael James – Guitar, Bass Guitar
Chris Hrasky – Drums

1. Last Known Surroundings (8:22)
2. Human Qualities (8:10)
3. Trembling Hands (3:31)
4. Be Comfortable, Creature (8:48)
5. Postcard from 1952 (7:07)
6. Let Me Back in (10:07)


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