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Hailing from the sultry metropolitan landscape of Austin, TX, Explosions In The Sky are some of the most sincere folks you will ever meet. Aside from being nice guys, they play some of the most passionate, powerful instrumental music you will ever hear. Equal parts romance and tragedy, their beautiful melodies have the tendency to ignite into head-spinning walls of noise. Easily one of the ... Read more in Amazon's Explosions in the Sky Store

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  • Audio CD (18 May 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Bella Union
  • ASIN: B0000DIGKZ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,513 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. First breath After Coma
2. The only moment we were alone
3. Six days at the bottom of the ocean
4. Memorial
5. Your Hand In Mine

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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 4 Nov. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Faced with the difficult task of bettering the superb 'Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Live Forever', Explosions In The Sky have done just that with 'The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place'.
The tone of the album is more consistent this time around, with predominantly clean, high-register guitars weaving beautiful, intricate melodies around each other. With sparser use of the distortion pedals than on 'Those Who Tell Truth...' (which inevitably led to comparisons of that album with much of Mogwai's early work), the shifts in dynamics are more subtle, but no less effective. Opener 'First Breath After Coma' starts with a single plucked guitar note, soon joined by a delicate chiming two-note progression, until skittering percussion enters. The track builds momentum with clean guitars shimmering like The Edge with less reverb, before it falls into eerie ambience from which rises a simple, repetitive interplay between two guitars, eventually overwhelmed by splashing cymbals and a slowly rising, buzzing, droning distortion.
'The Only Moment We Were Alone' is even more impressive, the band wielding delicate beauty and overwhelming power with equal aplomb. The dynamic fluctuations are breathtaking and the track ends with the album's heaviest moment, the most crushingly cathartic, yet desperately gorgeous noise committed to record this year.
The remaining three tracks offer more of the same, all maintaining the high standards set by the first two. Some may complain that this consistency of tone makes 'The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place' a little too samey, but the quality and invention of the melodic interplay between the guitars and the spot-on percussion make this a thoroughly engaging album from start to finish. You might even be able to get your friends who dismiss the post-rock in your record collection to love it, and praise for this type of instrumental music doesn't come much higher than that...
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By G on 26 Jan. 2004
Format: Audio CD
I find the comparisons with 'godspeed you black emperor' and 'mogwai' easy to hear, its slow, its mainly guitars and lacks vocals, in fact there are none on here. There the comparison ends as explosions in the sky leaves you with something you don't always associate with quiet, fragile music and that is an overwhelming sense of optimism.
I feel that there are no 'songs' on here, rather sections or movements as almost all of the 5 tracks are well over 8 minutes long and it could easily play as one 45 minute piece of music.
Although slow, there are constant pace changes throughout, and of course explosions which don't happen too often and are perfectly placed, theres no 'quiet/loud/quiet' formula on here, the loud parts come when needed then disapear back into the sky.
The music itself is haunting, beautiful and dripping in reverb. There are some parts you will have in your head all day wondering if they really created all those sounds and textures with a few guitars and drums, bin your synth and sack your vocalist - the future of rock is here. Ok, perhaps thats a bit much. But the world is not a cold dead place, and this album only confirms that.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "henry4095" on 20 April 2004
Format: Audio CD
Not the apocalyptic soundscapes of other 'post-whatever' bands, but the soundtrack to the big, important moments in tiny, insignificant lives.
Shows a definite progression from the excellent 'Those Who Tell the Truth' LP towards a far more intricate sound, where dynamic, melodic and harmonic lines twist and weave around each other to create something truly breathtaking.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A. D. Mitchell on 10 April 2005
Format: Audio CD
Well, although the one bad review is vastly outnumbered, and having recently bought 'the earth is not a cold dead place' I felt compelled to set the record straight, in a way.
Yes, Explosions ARE working within the structure of post-rock, and of course parallels cannot help but be made with GSYBE, Mogwai, Silver Mount Zion etc...(this has happened, and will always happen throughout the music industry), but the thing to be remembered is that Explosions have offered us here an absolute masterpiece of atmospheric, enchanting, blistering musical magic. The touch, feel and delicacy of gaps between the 'explosions' leaves you salivating, incapacitated and utterly disarmed...then comes the perfection in timing and restraint within the build-ups, to eventually send your heart and soul into orbit through the ferocious musical 'orgasms'. They have used a structure put in place by the pioneers of post-rock, and discarded the angst, isolation and chilling emptiness so apparent within many other similar bands....leaving pure, unadultered beauty and optimism throughout. Absolutely stunning....if I could choose a soundtrack to die to, then my search is over.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By dave jarvue on 24 Dec. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Mentioning Explosions In The Sky in the same breath as Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Mogwai, perhaps the two most well-known exponents of (mostly) instrumental rock music, is common practice for journos, reviewers, and complete amateurs like myself. I would gather this comparison is something of a mixed blessing for this excellent Texan outfit. In some ways it helps turn people on to their music, and fans of such bands will no doubt find something to love in Explosions In The Sky. However, I believe this record will also appeal to a broader range of music fans.
Having stumbled across the excellent “Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Live Forever”, I was in some way both prepared for, and very much looking forward to Explosions In The Sky’s next album. This record had a lot to live up to, and I am glad to say it has. Perhaps more subtle, and certainly less rocky than “Those Who…”, this new album is also a step forward for Explosions In The Sky. It sounds breathtaking: beautiful melodies, unforced build-ups, and chiming guitars. It proves guitars, bass, and drums can still be used to create something fresh if put together well enough. No-one is likely to want to switch the stereo off and check the window to see if the world really has ended, but this record is still emotional. Explosions In The Sky sound like a band enjoying themeselves as everything around them goes up in smoke. The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place after all.
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