Firstly, I am not exactly an aficionado of this type of music, I just happened to hear one of tracks on the radio - it must have been the epic Worlds in Collision - and knew I had to search it out.
I guess that GIAA can be thought to occupy the same territory as 65daysofstatic, Rothko and perhaps Mogwai - all bands I only know from listening to radio 1 in the halcyon days of John Peel. It may be unfair, however, to label GIAA's music as depressive rock. Yes it is often melancholic, dark and brooding, but that doesn't suggest depressing. It's more the kind of sound-scape you could imagine as the perfect accompaniment for watching the northern lights, or more realistically as late night listening in any high latitude. So this is not your out-for-a-run or fast driving soundtrack, or even background, it's music that deserves proper listening. It may even help provide inspiration for finishing that difficult second novel.