Explosions in the Sky, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, Leak & ReviewPosted: April 7, 2011
Explosions in the Sky’s upcoming release has been leaked recently. The album, titled ‘Take Care, Take Care, Take Care’, often features the band moving into unknown territory, well, at least rarely visited territory. Specifically with the occasional use of sampling as well as vocals. While no specific words are song, the album is occasional sprinkled with “oohs” and “ahhs”. Rhythmically the band remains a tight and powerful, with their signature snare rolls, as well as some wonderful head nodding grooves.
The tracks flow smoothly into each other and the album regularly fluctuates within a quite-loud dynamic. The record remains familiar, while taking small, yet significant steps in new directions, such as the occurrence of vocals, which haven’t appeared on an Explosions track for several albums, and touching upon occasionally almost conventional rock riffs, especially in the intro of the first track, ‘Last Known Surroundings’. They even throw some hip-hop-ish grooves into the mix at times, such as on the final, and darkest sounding track, and my personal favorite, ‘Let Me Back In’.
There is a sunny, and hopeful feel to the record. The band often uses their instruments to create positive moods and soaring instrumentals, and this record is no different. While they have touched on darker moods before, this album remains mostly bright and joyful throughout.
Can Explosions in the Sky do no wrong? Because this record is yet another touching, and wonderful example of what music can be.