What Makes Explosions In The Sky A Must-Hear Instrumental Act?

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If you like any of the following bands, you will probably like Explosions In The Sky.

  • The Album Leaf
  • Mogwai
  • Bon Iver
  • Panda Bear
  • Grizzly Bear
  • The National

Why Bother?

Explosions In The Sky is a band that could put you to sleep, in the best of ways.

Their calming instrumental tunes are soothing, pleasing, and melodic.

There's no intense beats or grooves, just flowing guitars (Sometimes distorted to the max), and happy drums.

I used to listen to their album "The Earth Is Not A Cold Dark Place" every single night in order to get to sleep. I usually was lulled into a night-time slumber about halfway through the 3rd track on the album.

It made me happy.

If you are in the mood to do some computer work, or just need something to fill the background, then I recommend you give explosions a try.

In fact, if you just want to experience the music (like a stoner), then lay back on your bed with a friend (or spouse) and let Explosions in the Sky drift you away into another world.

It's really an experience unlike any other. Just listening to a CD is intimate and calming. You'll enjoy every minute, and will let all your worries and stress fall to the side.

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