Explosions In The Sky – Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
Label: Temporary Residence Limited
Format: Vinyl, LP, Green
Vinyl, LP, Etched, Single Sided, Brown
All Media, Album
New: Quadruple gatefold sleeve that can be built into a house.
The LP version comes with huge poster, postcard and MP3-download code insert.
Released: 26 Apr 2011
Style: Post Rock
Recorded September 2010 on a pecan ranch in Tornillo, Texas. Mixed October 2010 at Jim's house in Austin, Texas. Mastered November 2010 in New York City.
A1 Last Known Surroundings
A2 Human Qualities
B1 Trembling Hands
B2 Be Comfortable, Creature
C1 Postcard From 1952
C2 Let Me Back In
Artwork By – Esteban Rey
Engineer [Assistant] – Charles Godfrey
Layout – Jeremy Devine
Mastered By – Greg Calbi
Mixed By – John Congleton
Mixed By [Assistant] – Brad Bell
Music By – Chris Hrasky*, Mark T. Smith*, Michael James (4), Munaf Rayani
Recorded By – John Congleton
Both CD and vinyl come in three different artwork variants - the interiors of artwork are different colors. The limited edition colored vinyl comes in 3 different colored vinyl variants that match the corresponding colors of artwork.
This is one band that I follow closely. The new album, as usual, takes a few listenings to catch but is always a pleasure to hear. They are following a very constant development in their music I think. Some changes though: they have abandoned the piano of the last album, the drums i think left the military march beat a bit aside, it is a less louder album than All of a Sudden...it has more atmosphere (whatever that means), some strange sound effects in the beginning of the first and last songs. What else can I say...and I love it deeply.
Hope soon to see they performing the new songs live.
Explosions in the Sky has an interesting task when making new music because they don't have songwriting to focus on. They're completely dependent upon their instrumental sound, so I would think it would be a little more difficult to stay fresh and outdo what came before. Somehow they always manage to do just that, once again with "Take Care, Take Care, Take Care". To me, this is probably the most ambitious of the five albums. Every bit of the album is satisfying and it's hard to listen to just one track without completing the journey the band has set. Even a few surprises arise on the album, such as the use of vocals on a couple tracks, this being the first album with any sort of vocals. They stay true to the instrumental sound, as no lyrics are used but the voice serves as an intregal part of the ensemble like their etherial guitars.
This album is haunting, eerie, and beautiful. There's enough here to satisfy any EITS fan and may even be their best album.
Still, I recomend this to any person who has ears.
Explosions in the Sky - Postcard from 1952 (Live)
Explosions in the Sky - Last Known Surroundings (Live)
The album hits heavy with, "Last Known Surroundings"
Explosions in the Sky - Let Me Back In (Live)
The Album moves smoothly and flawlessly until the fantastic conclusion with "Let Me Back In".
Explosions in the Sky - Human qualities
The Album broadens the soundscape, giving the album much depth and feeling, especially at the beginning of "Human Qualties".