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CD: Explosions in the Sky – Take Care Take Care Take Care | reviews, news & interviews

CD: Explosions in the Sky – Take Care Take Care Take Care

CD: Explosions in the Sky – Take Care Take Care Take Care

Instro post-rockers from Texas don't quite lift off on sixth album

Explosions in the Sky: More about sonic architecture than the music itself

Post-rock shares more with prog rock than six letters. Both are rock music that doesn’t want to rock, be rock and are beyond quotidian rock. Of course, these labels are never self-defined. But post-rock is what Austin Texas’s Explosions in the Sky are lumped in with. Unlike prog rock, it’s not about flash technique. A guitars-and-drums four-piece, their instrumental music is about texture, rather than melody or verse-chorus-break structures. Sixth album Take Care Take Care Take Care doesn’t take them to new places though. It restates who and what they are.

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