Origins

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  • Summary: This is the sixth full-length release for the Irish post-rock band.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jan 13, 2014
    80
    God is an Astronaut is the most human post-rock has ever been.
  2. Jan 13, 2014
    80
    Origins is a miraculous record, for it’s more than just a collection of songs; it’s a tragic, honest and thoroughly gorgeous experience.
  3. 75
    They still unleash stunning music on Origins without always seeking to shock.
  4. Jan 13, 2014
    56
    As far as simplistic and generic post-rock goes it’s fantastically inoffensive. Yet with the face of the genre ever changing, God is an Astronaut and their sixth are slowly becoming a relic of the past.
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  1. May 13, 2015
    8
    Even though it didn't suceed to be a masterpiece in my opinion, still has a strong effect. The band brings out more astral elements and feelsEven though it didn't suceed to be a masterpiece in my opinion, still has a strong effect. The band brings out more astral elements and feels more 'Astronaut' than 'God' by giving a sense of floating around in outer space away from activity (like how you will feel if you're cremated ash in a jar and parsecs away from life and all activies, in vacuum, and it's a sound I've been so long waiting for). The incorporation of jazz elements gives it a finer finishing. Unlike the marvelous introduction 'The Last March, the conclusion, 'Light Years From Home', seemed anti-climactic, and that's a flaw in this album. Best tracks in my opinion are 'Reverse World', 'Autumn Song', and 'Strange Steps'. Overall, this album is a required buy only if you're an avid GIAA fan; other than that, stick to 'All Is Violent, All Is Bright'. (And damn, it makes amazing homework music!') Expand