The Buddha, The Dharma, The Sangha

"Spiritual powers and their wondrous functioning--hauling water and carrying firewood." --Layman Pang, upon his realization

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Explosions In The Sky

I don't often recommend music to people, because it is usually such a personal discovery and experience, but if you are looking for something really different, take a listen to a band out of Austin, Texas called Explosions In The Sky.  It is ambient, guitar-driven drama, with moments of transcendent calm, all sounding as if it's produced with Phil Spector's Wall Of Sound behind it.

My current favorite album is The World Is Not A Cold Dark Place, and features songs such as, First Breath After Coma, Your Hand In Mine, & The Only Moment We Were Alone....within one song, there can be crashing drums and jangley guitars, and suddenly a moment of a single, quiet note....kind of like living!

If you choose to listen with headphones or earbuds, please protect your ears, because the sound moves from soft to very loud really quickly.
And some night, try listening from beginning to end.  Turn the lights off and sit comfortably.  The songs are constructed and arranged to tell a story. But I suspect every story will be different.

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