God is An Astronaut

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Irish three-piece band, whose instrumental albums generate a spacy, evocative atmosphere non-specifically reminiscent of sf, an effect underscored by their track titles: "Fall from the Stars" on The End of the Beginning (2002), "Infinite Horizons" and "Suicide by Star" on All is Violent, All is Bright (2005). The eponymously-titled album God is an Astronaut (2007) is their most cohesive and emotionally effective, and traces an oblique science-fictional narrative that takes the listener beyond death, through the stars and to the constellation Orion. Their fifth album, Age of the Fifth Sun (2010) appears to be more a meditation on fantastical, Edenic dreaming. [AR]

see also: SF Music.


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