My husband was the first person to introduce me to this group. Explosions In The Sky is a post-rock band from Texas that was formed in 1999. They are known for their extremely elaborate instrumental music that often has a narrative quality.
To say that I have fallen in love with this band, may seem a little dramatic, so I will just say that they have provided me a shelter from the storm that is sometimes my life (wait...was that too dramatic?). I turn to their music when I am overwhelmed, or have a non-stop day, or just need to have a moment to reboot. It has the amazing ability to drown out little voices (of my two crazy girls) and infuse a calm air that both soothes and inspires me. Jason pretty much knows what kind of day I have had if Explosions In The Sky is filling the air when he comes walking through the door : )
They have come out with several albums in the past few years, but here are a few of my favorite songs: "The Only Moment We Were Alone", "The Moon Is Down",
"First Breath After Coma" and my all-time favorite "Your Hand In Mine"
Their songs average around 7 minutes, sometimes lasting as long as 11. The time they have taken for each track really sets the songs up to include a beginning, a middle and often, an epic conclusion. The story has time to come alive and develop within the musical notes.