Origins: God Is An Astronaut , with the return to Rocket Girl, the label which released " All Is Violent , All Is Bright " (2005) , try to move closer - with renewed spirit and with more technological approach - to those sidereal symphonies in miniature that characterized the early years of the band. I want to clarify that for me the peak maximum expressiveness of God Is An Astronaut coincides with their self-titled album in 2008 , which has really freed dall'imbrigliatura composure of the sound of a group, until then, all too focused on the formal perfection of their sound architectures . The brothers Kinsella will certainly be happy to have given birth to an extremely successful from the point of view of the canons of beauty epidermically away from blemishes and free from wrinkles . Although the training time you want to relate to his audience more , pass me the term "pop" ( to search for a communicative style "simple" and directed ) , seem to lack the will to pursue with greater conviction the road that leads to the genesis authentic songs : songs and so as Calistoga ( with the riff inspired by Mogwai Batcat ) , Reverse World , Exit Dream , Signal Rays, Light Years from Home albeit structured as " songs" , they prefer to confine itself to accommodate a hand - to work Pat O'Donnell - who remains sketchy , peremptorily spread through the vocoder . The rhythm patterns (by Lloyd Hanney ) seem synthetic as ever and even more complex and dynamic pieces are always in the process to be open to new solutions , but eventually come back on their feet , preferring not to break the circularity of their apparent motion , sprinkled with a waft of synth and guitar -effected . Spiral Code gives a thrill because of its strange concoction made of trajectories to Ozric Tentacles and flavor dancefloor drum loops , were not even Planet Funk . In Autumn Song piano and acoustic guitar weave a melancholy dance characterized by a poetic enchantment : it's appropriate to say, less is more . In Red Moon Lagoon is the fulfillment ideological theory by Kinsella bros and faithful to the potential offered by a synth- post- space-rock that knows how to convey the love for the classics even antithetical distant ( Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk , Hawkwind , Gong , Tangerine Dream , Rush) . Often prevails is the feeling that God Is An Astronaut have been artfully constructed an existential level , shaping a limbo between Mogwai , This Will Destroy You , Explosions In The Sky and 65daysofstatic : despite this, despite having previously given pages great emotional impact, today their proposal appears to have a lower power story-telling , geared as it is to create a mood rather than to accomplish concrete epiphanies synaesthetic . It was a proof of lawful attendesi more remarkable , brave , sanguine . Instead, everything leads only to a measured contemplation of the warp.
" Origins" , supported by the production of accurate and clear, is designed to be beautiful, nice , clean, smooth. But the desire to enact button colors, flavors and light melts into the horizon ethereal hues : first order of chaos, harmony above the impact , in favor with exuberance . This poster and the imagery from which God Is An Astronaut do not wish to intrude , but not the exposure to the risks of an unusual route do not put them away from the result , this time more than any other , harmless.