LP (Cow Pie http://KEXP.ORG presents Explosions In The Sky performing live in the KEXP studio. We got the chance to interview the one-and-only Explosions in the Sky ahead of their February 16 show at the Perth International Arts Festival . Has working on film soundtracks affected the way you approach album composition? I just think having worked to the point where we can afford to pursue these things has given us the confidence to write parts that we couldn’t have lived with if things still sounded like they did back in 2001. Explosions in the Sky live at Reckless Records. Explosions In The Sky // Interview. By. I’ll start with a simple question: why did you decide to use the band name Explosions in the Sky? When I can appreciate the fear and awe of being one of all these billions of humans each being alone and even now still somewhat clueless about our “place” in the cosmos… that’s when I feel the most balanced. 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Explosions in the Sky is an American post-rock band from Texas.The quartet originally played under the name Breaker Morant, then changed to the current name in 1999. Chris Hrasky, drummer for Explosions in the Sky, was kind enough to allow me to interview him. Interview with Explosions In The Sky sonaluna December 12, 2015 Interviews Explosions In The Sky guitarists Munaf Rayani and Michael James sit down with us in Mumbai ahead of their performance at Johnnie Walker – The Journey and talk music, emotion, the challenges of being an instrumental band, scoring for films and west Texas sunsets. ABOVE: DAVID WINGO (CENTER) AND EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY. Let’s imagine, for a minute, that musical genres were character types. If those samples and synths didn’t glitter and hum like that, that part wouldn’t work. Munaf got married, and Michael got married, and also he and his wife had a baby. The things that seem like the most interesting and noteworthy details of our existence – the moon and sun up there, the science of life – these are the things we talk about the least. But we were able to focus on getting the sounds right, and I adore that part. “This new record is my favourite we’ve ever made, and I think a big part of that is because it was the hardest”. That’s an ever-changing proposition. Our discussion covered their latest album (2016's The Wilderness ), the highlights of their career and much more, read all about it here! Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami. And I don’t know if people think it just comes easy and we all get along and agree 100% of the time. This band is so very much the result of the four of our individual musical personalities equally and naturally coming together. Drummer Chris Hrasky chats about it,their British debut, and the group's plans to tour Europe The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $25 plus fees. Drummer Chris Hrasky chats about it,their British debut, and the group's plans to tour Europe Store Tour Discography Mailing List The Wilderness. Explosions in the Sky have since become arguably the most influential Texas musicians to emerge from the 2000s. Contemporary instrumental music boomed in the late 1990s – how has it evolved, and what place do you think it has in the current musical landscape? So when it came to starting the writing of the album, it felt really natural to reach for new instruments or infuse demos with different elements or even just allowing song structures to develop differently. What is sonically present this time round? They make sweeping and grandiose instrumental rock music. So after writing the album, the other big challenge has now been figuring out how to play the songs live, and make them fit in our shows. I’ll start with a simple question: why did you decide to use the band name Explosions in the Sky? 'The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place' through Bella Union. We can add essentially unplayable elements to a song – including additional instruments far outnumbering the number of musicians in the band – which add greatly to our listening. Just like any other group of people. CD (Talking Elephant), Elvis Costello Hey Clockface ), Morton Valence Black Angel Drifter We owe some huge debts to bands from that era, but not just instrumental bands. This summer, Explosions in the Sky will close up their tour for their sixth studio album, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care.And yet, the Austin collective is as busy as ever. INTERVIEW: Explosions in the Sky Trek Into The Wilderness Posted By Eric Swedlund on Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 11:00 AM As an album title, The Wilderness is an apt metaphor for … And the best way to do that for us is through writing albums. They make sweeping and grandiose instrumental rock music. In terms of composition and ambition, what have you needed to focus on as you reach this point in your career to maintain your distinct ‘voice’? Specifically, what does this album say that you haven’t said before, and how? Drawing inspiration from the likes of … Drummer Chris Hrasky chats about it,their British debut, and the group's plans to tour Europe Join Mailing List Chris Castro. Check them out live or pick up a copy of their new CD Take Care, Take Care, Take Care. We don’t. Explosions in the Sky, the purely instrumental quartet from Austin, Texas—well known for their emotionally epic and anthemic songs featured on Friday Night Lights—can, in eight minutes (the average length of a track), effortlessly weave from sensitive serenity and suspenseful struggle to cinematic positivity. Looking out and seeing the mysteries of the wilderness around us. Often this will exist most intrinsically in acts that have lived through the whole arc of the genre – and from their humble beginnings in Texas in 1999, Explosions in the Sky have pretty much seen it all. Are you able to “say” things that you weren’t before? We don’t actually talk about it in those terms, but that’s how it happens and how our album turned out the way it did. We can feature the harmonium, or ribbon synth, or use a MIDI harp. You have your major players – your pop, your rock, your R&B, and so on – and then there are your more complex side-characters; the sub-genres, which is where post-rock may fall, if we were playing this game. For better or worse, that’s what I want to know, rather than where it came from. And I think it has made for more interesting and diverse records. Since 1999, guitarist Mark Smith has been beholden to his post-rock outfit, Explosions in the Sky, applying post-Spiderland dynamics to cinematic grandeur worthy of … Has that changed now that you’ve reached this stage in your careers? Once genre classifications enter the picture, it feels like a distraction rather than a benefit to the music. Explosions in the Sky are known for several things. In conversation with guitarist Mark T. Smith, we discussed a genre and band set-up (generally three guitars and a drum kit) which, on paper, could seem restrictive – and found out exactly why that’s never really been an issue for the band, or their fans. There is something about instrumental music that once you manage to get inside it opens up a whole new world. Interview with Explosions In The Sky sonaluna December 12, 2015 Interviews Explosions In The Sky guitarists Munaf Rayani and Michael James sit down with us in Mumbai ahead of their performance at Johnnie Walker – The Journey and talk music, emotion, the challenges of being an instrumental band, scoring for films and west Texas sunsets. Explosions in the Sky have since become arguably the most influential Texas musicians to emerge from the 2000s. For 10 years now, Explosions In The Sky have been the band at the forefront of the instrumental rock movement. Explosions In The Sky // Interview. CD (Zoe Wren Music In The Sky. “This record is an attempt to sort of look at…and honour that wilderness above us and around us”. Instrumental Austin based band Explosions in the Sky have just released their third album . By Josh Hart 25 May 2011. CD (Concord Records), Junkboy Sovereign Sky The band has garnered popularity beyond the post-rock scene for their elaborately developed guitar work, narratively styled instrumentals—what they refer to as "cathartic mini-symphonies"—and their enthusiastic and … I always just want to see what happens next. While buzzwords like "cinematic" and "orchestral" are thrown haphazardly around the post-rock arena, I can't help but feel that the Texas four-piece Explosions in the Sky … Drawing inspiration from the likes of ’90s post rock masters Mogwai and Dirty Three, EITS took instrumental bombast to a new level with their second album, the paradoxically titled, Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Live Forever. Explosions in the Sky… A lot of searching and soul-searching. It would be wrong to believe that the whole meaning of a song is only captured in lyrics, but it's much harder to fully take in the instruments when you have a singer's voice taking up most of the attention. Contemporary instrumental music has its ups and downs; its bold composers, and its many less adventurous; its genuine masterpieces, and its shallow pomp. CDS (Wisdom Twin Records), Ashley Hutchings A Midwinter Miscellany 7" (Scratchy Records), Black Angel Drifter Black Angel Drifter CD (Bastard Recordings), Paul Hawkins and the Awkward Silences Outsider Pop CD (Blang Records). Join Mailing List Chris: We played a local college radio show on July 4, 1999 and as we were unloading our gear we heard the fireworks exploding. With everyone being able to find any and all music at any time, you can see people taking influences from all these different cultures and eras, and that’s incredible. Earlier this week, Texas-based post rockers Explosions in the Sky hit yet another career milestone, playing their song "Postcard From 1952" on Letterman. In terms of the current landscape – maybe every generation feels this way – but it just feels like we have reached a point where anything goes, in a positive sense. We have gotten to see a tonne of new places around the world (loved going to India and South America for the first times). You’ve almost certainly heard Explosions in the Sky, even if you weren’t aware of it: the Austin-based four-piece post-rock band’s music has been used to score countless movies and TV shows, including The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, All the Real Girls, Capitalism: A Love Story, and—continuously throughout its five-season run—Friday Night Lights. This is the final song from Explosions in the Sky's set at Lollapalooza 2011. Let’s imagine, for a minute, that musical genres were character types. 'The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place' through Bella Union. I’ve seen my kids grow from newborn and two years old to being five and seven, and basically whole new humans. 'The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place' through Bella Union. Beautiful South Ten Songs That Made Me Love... Silver Sun Second Time Lucky ?-An Interview with James Broad, Gig of a Lifetime Oasis, Earl's Court, London, 1995, Penny Rimbaud Arthur Rimbaud in Verdun A Hammock and a Brook: An Interview With Explosions in the Sky ... the first experience with the music of Explosions in the Sky came during the … And in a way, that means we have done our job to make the music feel natural – we don’t want to be weird for weirdness’ sake, but we want to push the envelope in ways that always move us emotionally. Explosions In The Sky: Interview with drummer Chris Hrasky. CTRL + SPACE for auto-complete. You can watch the performance below. Shares. We were working with instruments that we didn’t to that point have an enormous amount of experience with. ), Harmonious Thelonious Plong What have you gained and/or loved? We can hire people to play strings (there is some cello and double bass scattered throughout the record). This is the final song from Explosions in the Sky's set at Lollapalooza 2011. You’ve almost certainly heard Explosions in the Sky, even if you weren’t aware of it: the Austin-based four-piece post-rock band’s music has been used to score countless movies and TV shows, including The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, All the Real Girls, Capitalism: A Love Story, and—continuously throughout its five-season run—Friday Night Lights. Chris: We played a local college radio show on July 4, 1999 and as we were unloading our gear we heard the fireworks exploding. Let’s imagine, for a minute, that musical genres were character types. Explosions in the Sky interview This feature ran in the spring print issue of Blurt a few months ago, but just recently went up, online, where I can link and share it. And literally every time, the answer is to have some shift in scale and perspective. It's always been a dream of ours to create an Explosions In The Sky poster. Drummer Chris Hrasky chats about it,their British debut, and the group's plans to tour Europe, Spear Of Destiny Interview with Kirk Brandon, Wytches Signature Brew, London, 22/9/2020, Vinny Peculiar Broadcast, Glasgow, 22/9/2016 and Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, 23/9/2016, Fassbender/Russell Interview with Kay Russell. A lot of things are difficult for us, but I will say this is something I don’t really feel like we’ve had to struggle with a huge amount. They provided the soundtrack to the TV show and movie Friday Night Lights.They were the first band to play on the moon – okay, that’s not true (yet).More recently, they cracked the Billboard top 20 – number 16 to be exact – with their 2011 album Take Care, Take Care, … This new record is my favourite we’ve ever made, and I think a big part of that is because it was the hardest. The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place is the third album by American post-rock band Explosions in the Sky, released on November 4, 2003 on Temporary Residence in the USA and on Bella Union in the UK. June 23, 2009. Being able to spend the money to go into a quality studio and hire someone to help us make the sounds exactly as you want them, or as close as possible – it’s fantastic. And each one of us might drift individually toward an ambition of wanting certain elements more represented in our music – Chris might want more electronic elements, or Munaf more elements from old soul music, or whatever – but we know that when we four make music together, it will very clearly sound like our “voice”, and part of the Explosions world, if you will. Explosions in the Sky's sophomore album was met with a slight controversy during its release in the UK a day before the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center Towers. Explosions . This summer, Explosions in the Sky will close up their tour for their sixth studio album, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care.And yet, the Austin collective is as busy as ever. So when we were asked to create one for their recent Minneapolis show, we knew we had to knock it out of the park. With any one of us gone, it would be totally different. But after doing that for so long… we just wondered what it would be like to enter the songwriting with no restrictions of that nature. Obviously I wish money didn’t enter into the equation at all, but it does. CD (Tiny Global Productions), Zoe Wren Reckless River While vocal bands put most of the meaning of their songs into their lyrics instrumental bands, by simply focusing on the instruments themselves, have a much bigger field in which to deliver their message . It also helps that all four of us have a really high standard of quality – we won’t put out something that doesn’t feel really special or meaningful to us. If there's anything you'd like to ask the band or want to know then feel to send to to me at robertshelen22@googlemail.com. Instrumental Austin based band Explosions in the Sky have just released their third album . As a band it has been five years full of a lot of changes. One day I can hear the newest Burial and be like “I want to devote the next six months to learning how to work with some of the stuff he does.” And I do feel like I personally went into a period during the songwriting where I got away from melody and structure and went a little bit into a rabbit hole of noise and samples and textures. If that bass didn’t sound like that – deeply warm with just the right amount of growling low end (my favorite bass sound on the record) – that part wouldn’t work. Are you perhaps thinking in an even more different way than you were of the typical arc of a rock song. In the past, obviously that has meant huge distortion peaks. The last five years have clearly been full of new, pretty massive experiences. Probably more than anything else the soundtracks are what helped us make the mental leap to wanting to make the studio album. The Wilderness, Explosions in the Sky's latest studio release, is a natural and substantial progression from the groundwork laid by Prince Avalanche. And at first we mixed those with our usual guitars and drums, but by the Manglehorn soundtrack we (along with David Wingo) made a soundtrack that doesn’t have any guitars on it at all, which is of course a new thing for us. Write CSS OR LESS and hit save. Soundtrack work is cool and can be really rewarding to see it all come together, but there’s no comparison in my mind. That was awesome, that is of course how music began, and is maybe how a lot of people think music should be. Explosions in the Sky:Interview; Instrumental Austin based band Explosions in the Sky have just released their third album . The first instance that popped into my head for some reason is that really spacious, open part in the middle of the song “Colors in Space” on our new record, where it’s mostly just a melodic bass-line accompanied by some synth and samples. It’s maybe a strange perspective. Another thing is that I’m just glad we have stayed together as a band. Explosions in the Sky (photo: Munaf Rayani) Once upon a time, a flier at an Austin, Texas record shop read, “”wanted: sad triumphant rock band”. And of course that is why it takes us so long to put out records. CD (Bureau B), Songs Ohia The Lioness CD (Secretly Canadian), Joe Brown The Ukelele Album Deluxe Edition CD X2 (Absolute Marketing), Sharks Killers of the Deep CD (3Ms Music), That Will Be Lunch Play That Funky Music Shortly there after, pizza and chat about movies yielded a four man band called Explosions in the Sky . We have always written music live, and meant for the live show, in a way that the four of us (now with help of our great friend Carlos Torres who tours and plays with us) can play in a straightforward fashion. EITS' bassist Michael and guitarist Munaf sat … Explosions in the Sky are the kind of band that you think about in terms of scale. 'The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place' through Bella Union. In an interview in 2001 you commented about not having budget to make instrumental music that was perhaps as polished as it could be. Merlin Jobst-April 20, 2016. The band’s road to becoming one of the the most significant instrumental groups in modern history has seen them in constant state of humbleness, introspection, and development. By. 2016 Take Care, Take Care, Take Care. Explosions in the Sky:Interview; Instrumental Austin based band Explosions in the Sky have just released their third album . Store Tour Discography Mailing List The Wilderness. That’s what we’re doing now before touring starts, and in most cases we’ve had to kind of reverse engineer the songs – figure out how to play them as a band after we recorded them. Explosions in the Sky are known for several things. Interviews. If you’re wondering what intervened and caused the long gap before Explosions in the Sky issued a follow-up to their remarkable 2007 album All of a Sudden I … IMAGE COURTESY OF NICK SIMONITE. We could follow the threads of each song in different ways than we ever have before. But now, we’re moved to find new ways to be transported – we’re just as likely to have the song unfold like a vocal-less Neil Young decrescendo (“Landing Cliffs’ on the new record), or we’re just as likely to feature the dulcimer as the melodic focal point in a song (“Infinite Orbit”), or have a 3-minute kick-snare jam based around a synth loop (“The Ecstatics”), or have the song build to a melting maelstrom of feedback and cello wails followed 15 seconds later by transitioning into what sounds like a version of Pavement’s “Range Life” based around a harp melody (“Logic of a Dream”). So this record is an attempt to sort of look at that and honour that wilderness above us and around us. ), Rossall Last Glam in Town Maybe this stuff is all subtle enough that people won’t register it as being “out of place” in instrumental rock music, but to me it’s really interesting. I never want them to let me go. Yes, a band named Explosions in the Sky did release a record the day before there were, quite literally, explosions in the sky on September 11th. Chris Hrasky, drummer for Explosions in the Sky, was kind enough to allow me to interview him. Where is music going? Human Qualities: An interview with Explosions in the Sky’s Mark Smith. Yes, although it is a bit of a grey area and hard to explain. CD (Fretsore Records We had arguments and falling-outs and had to regroup any number of times. And it has been great making these soundtracks for movies. As one can observe, the album cover depicts a plane with an insert that says "this plane will crash tomorrow." We can enlist John Congleton (who has recorded our last three records) to be a producer this time, and ask him to help us effect sounds in ways we never have done before. Like I said earlier, we as a band seem to be really interested in the dynamics of mixing up our sound, in subtle ways and in more overt ways, taking some from full-out rock bands like Fugazi and some from classical composers, etc. We will be recording an interview with Explosions In The Sky before they plays next at the Concorde2 in January and are looking for fans and people attending the event to suggest questions. And I think that pursuit did add some really cool stuff to the record. When I’m stone cold and just want to feel something, anything, Explosions in the Sky and “Six Days at the Bottom of the Ocean” is what I turn to. They provided the soundtrack to the TV show and movie Friday Night Lights.They were the first band to play on the moon – okay, that’s not true (yet).More recently, they cracked the Billboard top 20 – number 16 to be exact – with their 2011 album Take Care, Take Care, … Have you been glad to return to independent band work for a while? However, the most compelling artists within the genre tend to possess a decent dollop of self-awareness, allowing them to continually innovate. Explosions in the Sky Show all songs by Explosions in the Sky Popular Explosions in the Sky albums The Wilderness. We all got into music to write songs and try to make unique music, to make music that captures something about how we see the world or want to see the world. Post-rock’s character is perhaps one of the more intriguing of the bunch; shy, amusingly introspective, and unboastful, especially in comparison to the bombast of vocal-led rock music; and like all the best characters, it’s also known to be grumpy, pretentious, and even full of hot air, typically when it comes to its own classification. Merlin Jobst-April 20, 2016. Six Days and 20 Years of Explosions in the Sky. What ground do you feel you hold, in a way other bands, instrumental or vocal, may not? But then, after that, I can see something like Paul Thomas Anderson’s documentary, Junun, which documents the making of Jonny Greenwood’s album he co-wrote with Shye Ben Tzur and The Rajasthan Express, which I think is glorious. Explosions . Interview: Munaf Rayani of Explosions in the Sky. Drummer for Explosions in the Sky maybe how a lot of people think music should be daily as! 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