Review Summary: A beautiful album that shows us all that is right in the evolution of music. One of 2007's best so far!
Explosions In The Sky. A beautiful name for a band. Now I’m thinking straight away they have a way with words right? No vocals! Okay, well I’m sure they can let the music do the talking for them.
The first track literally describes the beginning and end to a day perfectly, better than most writers could culminating in an epic climax which to me represents a busy night followed by an eerie guitar chiming us into the night.
Longest track, It’s Natural To Be Afraid, meanders through slow parts, bubbling at the surface with energy, and then rushes into grand sections where the energetic drums breath further life into the track. To me, this track almost confronts fear and this is the same with all of the songs, I think anyone who listens closely will be able to find strong connections in those titles.
Other standout features are the breathtaking piano melodies on What Do You Go Home To? combined with deep rumbling bass and the purposeful drums. The guitar work is astounding throughout, making full use of an array of effects to bring the music to life.
As someone relatively new to the world of listening to music as a serious hobby, I am astounded at how this band manages to paint a picture, a musical landscape. The way the band, album and songs are described, to me, is all the words they need as they explain the band and its work perfectly. The guitars explode like fireworks illuminating the dark night sky.
This album, All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone, seems to reflect such a sparse landscape, one where I am actually inspired to think of friends and family, whatever I am looking forward to over the coming days. This album allows my mind to think and still appreciate the music where other artists are lost whenever I turn my mind elsewhere. This isn’t background music; it is more an accompaniment to life.