Pin It
Favorite

'Take Care, Take Care, Take Care,' Explosions In The Sky 

Explosions in the Sky ditch the soft-loud dynamic for just soft and boring.

click to enlarge Explosions in the Sky
  • Explosions in the Sky

Explosions in the Sky built a post-rock (read: instrumental rock) reputation by skillfully employing the soft-loud dynamic. But the Austin quartet’s newest album, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, is starkly calm, failing to hit the same emotional chords that thrust the band to prominence.

Take Care is best described as even-keel. The guitar wails that come in during the opener, “Last Known Surroundings,” drone on rather than building up the excitement. “Human Qualities” stays stagnant for five minutes before finally adding a playful guitar line for color. The only track with any sense of excitement or urgency is “Trembling Hands.”

Nothing on Take Care is as captivating or epic as The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place, and the album lacks the jarring and unexpected moments found on All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone. EitS plays many pretty notes here, but the album is hardly a stand-out.

DOWNLOAD: “Trembling Hands”

Tags:

  • Pin It

Latest in Music

  • Hear This
  • Hear This

    How George Relles has helped shape the Festival at Sandpoint's sound since day one
    • Jul 29, 2015
  • Human Touch
  • Human Touch

    Michael Franti makes the personal political in his new music
    • Jul 29, 2015
  • Drinking Songs, And Then Some
  • Drinking Songs, And Then Some

    Whitey Morgan's independent streak makes him a must-hear modern country outlaw
    • Jul 22, 2015
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
The Hoot Hoots, Bullets or Balloons, Fun Ladies, Dem Empire

The Hoot Hoots, Bullets or Balloons, Fun Ladies, Dem Empire @ The Big Dipper

Sat., Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Seth Sommerfeld

Most Commented On

  • Subtraction by Ad Dishin'

    Vacation loses its comedic momentum through marketing overkill
    • Jul 29, 2015
  • No Stopping Him

    Graham Nash has written songs that moved a generation, and he's still creating
    • Jul 8, 2015
  • More »

Top Tags in
Music & Film

Film


Review


festival at sandpoint


© 2015 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation