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Readings on Eluvium: Putting Matthew Cooper into Perspective

In this interview, Eluvium describes the cognitive dissonance that birthed his new album and opens up about his perceived identity in the modern compositional landscape.

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The Best Film Scores of 2013

This year saw no shortage of innovative, exciting film scores. Notes on Celluloid counts down the ten soundtracks that lingered the longest in our minds.

Brice Ezell and Robert Rubsam
Music

Explosions in the Sky & David Wingo: Prince Avalanche OST

Explosions in the Sky and David Wingo's score for David Gordon Green's comeback film Prince Avalanche avoids the well-known stylistic trappings of the former's ebb and flow post-rock sound.

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Moogfest 2012: 27-28 October 2012 - Asheville, NC

Clearly, the music was the big draw, with five venues offering choices from DJ sets to chamber pop-acoustic performances. Even an impending hurricane coming up the coast could not dampen the spirits of the Halloween revelers.

Events

Governor's Ball Music Festival: 24 June 2012 - New York

Day 2 at Governor's Ball NYC presented a maturing festival--in both its lineup and execution. And that was a good thing.

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Sweetlife Food & Music Festival: 28 April 2012 - Columbia, MD

In its second year, Sweetlife seems to be establishing strong roots for it to develop into an original, appealing and noteworthy festival choice.

Tim J. Nelson
Music

Yann Tiersen: Skyline

Anti- gives the adventuresome composer's latest piece an official US Release, proving that Skyline has lost none of its charm since its initial UK Mute release last year.

Music

And So I Watch You From Afar: Gangs

Technically impressive and stunning at every turn, Gangs is a fine instrumental rock record that's only lacking in heart.

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Explosions in the Sky: 13 September 2011 - Denver

Explosions in the Sky blend artistic prowess with musical precision to create heart-wrenching, ethereal earthquakes.

Martin Balgach
Music

A Stormy Playlist: 10 Songs for Before, During, and After the Summer Storms

If we are going to learn to grin and bear this year's enhanced, prolonged stormy activity, we need an equally stormy playlist to accompany the thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and whatever other maladies Mother Nature might throw our way during this summer season

Music

Explosions in the Sky: Take Care, Take Care, Take Care

Explosions in the Sky tinker with their cinematic formula just enough to keep things interesting, crafting their best and most satisfying album in years.

Music

Explosions in the Sky to Play Radio City Music Hall

I won't mince words about this one... this show will kick ass.

Music

Gifts from Enola: Gifts from Enola

Less introspective than Laura, and more overtly emotive than Explosions in the Sky, Gifts from Enola shows us the heavier side of post-rock while reminding us to stop, inhale, and release.

Andrew Dietzel
Music

Junius: The Martyrdom of the Catastrophist

Within the context of sweeping post-rock (think Hum meets Explosions in the Sky), Junius have crafted a rich and rewarding cerebral opus that traverses the void between the raw and the refined with grace.

Music

Caspian: Tertia

With key tempo changes, well-spaced arrangements, and delicate instrumental insertions Tertia succeeds in capturing an earthen mood even as it scrapes the upper levels of the atmosphere.

Music

Russian Circles: Geneva

Russian Circles, with their instruments well-used and dynamic, leaders in their own right, guide the listener through the varying courses of each song with nary a misstep.

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Explosions in the Sky + Lichens

Playing without a singer/frontman means that the band operates without a “leader” as it were -- something they’ve spoken about in countless interviews. Watching them perform is like watching a collective in motion.

Evan Sawdey
Music

A Hammock and a Brook: An Interview With Explosions in the Sky

After getting on the big screen and the small one, Explosions in the Sky learn how to relax even as they grow.

John Kenyon
Music

Explosions in the Sky: All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone

For most bands, a nearly great album would be a victory. But Explosions in the Sky isn't most bands.


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