#77 God Is An Astronaut – Forever Lost

God Is An Astronaut - All Is Violent, All Is Bright
With this blog about to go all misty eyed and festive for the next week or so here’s your last chance to grab something fresh and exciting from the Emerald Isle. Yep, there is a definite stirring in the water over here as a new crop of bands like Michael Knight, Pugwash and God Is An Astronaut lead the way in what should be a bright new beginning. Post-Rock has its fair share of champions in Ireland like 66e and the Red Neck Manifesto but neither has quite seized the initiative as imaginatively as God Is An Astronaut. Their second album ‘All Is Violent, All Is Bright’ runs the gambit of post-rock pioneers Sigur Ros, Mogwai, Explosions In The Sky and leaks an ingenious feed from Sonic Youth glorious chord ramblings. ‘Forever Lost’ is a good taster of their talent with its piano led atmospherics segueing into a circular menu of chiming guitars. There is no need for vocal intrusion when soundscapes this enveloping are capable of freeing your imagination quite readily on their own. Watch them soar. KD

God Is An Astronaut – Forever Lost

Album: All Is Violent, All Is Bright
Year: 2004
Buy: All Is Violent, All Is Bright

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