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The track finds the Texas instrumental rock outfit at their sprawling, cinematic best. The song begins with a simple vamp centered around high-wire guitar picking and proceeds to rise and recede deftly until reaching a final anthemic, emotional blowout.
"Disintegration Anxiety" was the first single off Explosions in the Sky's new album, The Wilderness, which arrived April 1st via Temporary Residence Ltd. The album was produced »
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This town is coming like a ghost town. This town is coming like a ghost town… Only someone who’d grown up in Coventry could have written a song like that. But The Specials were really onto something with their seventies ska revival and two tone hit single about urban decay and the increasing problems of deindustrialisation in working class cities. People failed to heed their warning however, and now there are a boatload of abandoned towns around this planet that are, for a wide variety of reasons, stuck in more of a time warp than Frank N. Furter.
These deserted districts act as relic to a nearly forgotten past; a sort of comatose time capsule where the streets have no name and the houses have no doors. They’re the sort of places that playing hour after hour of Silent Hill in a dark room has »
- Dave Pittaway
It was on “The Tree Of Life” that composer Hanan Townshend first entered the sphere of Terence Malick. One of his pieces, "Eternal Pulse," was featured in the soundtrack, and he has since become a regular collaborator with the director. Townshend scored Malick's next feature, “To The Wonder,” and now he’s back to do the same on the upcoming “Knight Of Cups.” Starring Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, and a huge ensemble of actors, the film chronicles one man’s search for himself in the empty industry of Hollywood. And below, we have an exclusive listen to two of Townshend’s tracks for the film — “Water Theme No. 1” and “Distress” — providing an evocative backdrop for Malick’s film of spiritual and personal musings. Read More: All The Songs In Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups': Lots Of Classical, Plus Tracks By Explosions In The Sky, Burial, »
- Edward Davis
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