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God is an Astronaut: Origins


(God is an Astronaut)
Release Date: 
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Electronic-rock-dance is the kind of music I just finished listening to. Not sure really how else to categorize the style of music that the band God is an Astronaut plays. This band hails from the Glen of the Downs, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, a place I have never heard of before but I would hate to have to fill out the bubble sheet for that address, plays mainly only instrumental music on their album Origins. The music is a mixture of rock, dance, club, and electronic style sounds while giving the songs a trance like feel.
I'm not sure where the title Origins comes from, this is not the first album for the band but I got to say I liked the music regardless of the unknown meaning behind the title. There are some bands that should only have their instruments playing, though I don't know if God is an Astronaut has good vocals I do know that I enjoyed the fact that this album was just instrumental songs. There are moments when there are vocals, not sure what is being said because when they do have vocals it's more of a chant that blends in with the instruments. There were a few times that I didn't even notice that there were the vocals because of how well they do blend in with the music.
The songs are not simple but yet they are not complex when it comes to their setup. There's a nice ebb and flow to the songs that make them progress with ease. It's also easy to listen to the songs as they both have enough energy in them to allow for dancing while also having a groove that will allow you to just fall into a trance like state while listening. I couldn't say that if the band had put lyrics and vocals on the songs that it would be better or worse but even without them the songs are catchy. There's a decent mixture of sounds being played where the songs do change up from track to track so that the album never became boring while listening to it. Which was good considering that I had listened to the album a few times in a row and with each time I grew to like the songs more and more.

Lee Roberts
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