Wednesday, February 21, 2007
A Wordless Experience
"All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone," is Explosion in the Sky's newest album, and I was fortunate to be one of the first listeners last night at The New York Society of Ethical Culture. The concert was amazing! The songs have no lyrics but they speak for themselves. The song titles are extremely powerful. "First Breath After a Coma," "Your Hand in Mine," and "So Long, Lonesome" are some of my favorites. Their songs range anywhere from 4 minutes to 14 minutes in length. And their concerts are an experience in itself. They play through allowing no time for applause, and they do not do an encore even though the audience is usually begging for one. It's an incredible show to go to because since they are not a widely known band, everyone at the concerts are usually very big fans. Everyone takes something different from the show. The music makes you think and it makes you really listen. Go buy their music if you don't alreayd have it. Every one of their cd's are equally amazing. Or at the very least, check out their website at explosionsinthesky.com. It will probably change the way you view music...I know it did for me!
Oh- and watch for my next post. I am going to be reviewing the new exhibit at The Guggenheim, "Family Pictures."