Explosions In The Sky The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place

The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place
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  • Released: October 1, 2005
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Temporary Residence

Entertainment Reviews:

Q - 1/04, p.112
3 stars out of 5 - "[T]here's something rather joyous about this unadorned rock dynamic."
Uncut - 1/04, p.114
4 stars out of 5 - "A formidable demonstration of what can still be done with guitars."
Magnet - 2/04, p.98
"EITS claims it own small plot of land at the end of the world."
Mojo (Publisher) - 12/03, p.116
4 stars out of 5 - "[I]n terms of pure beauty and resonance, these Explosions are breathtaking."


  • 1.First Breath After Coma
  • 2.The Only Moment We Were Alone
  • 3.Six Days at the Bottom of the Ocean
  • 4.Memorial
  • 5.Your Hand in Mine

Product Description:

Explosions In The Sky: Michael James (guitar, bass); Munaf Rayani, Mark Smith (guitar); Chris Hrasky (drums, shakers, bells).
Recording information: Texas, Unites States.
Explosions in the Sky is set to make a noticeable mark on the indie rock scene. It combines epic guitar architecture a la Sonic Youth, the spatial manipulation of slowcore bands like Low, and the instrumental rock ambition of upstarts like Mogwai. While the band's 2001 debut trafficked in whiplash stylistic change-ups and hard rock dynamics, THE EARTH IS NOT A COLD DEAD PLACE is strikingly uniform in tone and sensibility. Here the group's straightforward instrumentation of guitars, bass, and percussion coalesces into a shifting landscape of lovely and irresistible dreaminess.
There are only five tracks on the album, but each song evolves through several movements, with delicate, ringing melodies plucked out on guitars--overlapping and eclipsing each other, while bass and drums create pulses that are both ambient and insistent. The tone throughout is deeply meditative, and often melancholic. But the intelligence and meticulous craft behind the Explosions' instrumental interplay is enough to keep even the most jaded indie rock ears attuned. Though THE EARTH is moody, subtle, and deliberately paced, it is also a deeply absorbing listen, and promises even greater things to come from this inventive band.

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  • UPC: 656605306124
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