• Andy Decroos

Sounds | God is an astronaut, From Dust to the beyond (live)


Je hebt in elk genre altijd wel van die bands die uitgroeien tot legendes of vaandeldragers van het genre. En binnen het postrock genre is God Is An Astronaut echt wel randje van legendarisch. Deze band bestaat ondertussen al iets meer dan 20 jaar en nu voor hun nog te verschijnen album The beginning of the end hebben ze hun jarenlange live ervaring gebruikt om hun debuut album "The end of the beginning" opnieuw op te nemen in een live setting en met meer mogelijkheden. Vanaf de eerste noten hoor je dat deze mannen meesters zijn in wat ze doen. Meeslepende en dreigende postrock die je vaak bij je keel grijpt en pas na 8minuten loslaat.


The Beginning Of The End verschijnt op 15 juli bij Napalm Records.


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In 2022, with 20 years and a strong collection of masterful, acclaimed albums to their name, Irish post-rock maestros GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT come full circle with a live studio output, The Beginning Of The End, due out on July 15, 2022 via Napalm Records. Recorded at Windmill Lane Recording Studio in Dublin, Ireland on October 3, 2021, the album features modern transformations of all of the songs from their debut album, 2002’s The End Of The Beginning, encompassing each track’s evolutionary changes throughout the band’s years of live performances while allowing the original melodies and songwriting to shine through. Stage classics such as "From Dust to the Beyond" and "Route 666" can be heard in a new light, with clear, transformative variations originally heard during the band’s captivating live performances now incorporated. Plus, in addition to these live expansions, technical advances have been applied to each track. Originally limited to just a keyboard sequencer and an Akai S3000 sampler on The End Of The Beginning, 20 years later on The Beginning Of The End, the band seizes the opportunity to breathe new life into these live versions, allowing them to bring more feeling, experience, equipment and expression to the music and songs. "When we recorded the "The End of the Beginning" we only had limited equipment,; we couldn't even record full live performances,“ bassist Niels Kinsella reveals. "The Beginning of the End gave us the opportunity to perform the whole album live and allowed us to bring more feeling and expression to the music and songs. We're very excited to share this with everyone."


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