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Recorded quickly in 2005 and inspired by an incident on tour when the band’s van broke down, necessitating an eight-day stay in an attic waiting for it to be repaired, Explosions In The Sky’s fourth effort has always been something of a missing piece to many fans, never being commercially available anywhere after its limited mail-order release. That’s all changed now, with this first-ever vinyl issue. 

Limited Vinyl LP £21.99 TRR326LPC1

Limited edition, remastered, repackaged LP on Temporary Residence, pressed on opaque dusty orange coloured vinyl. Matte varnish jacket and heavyweight inner sleeve.

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Vinyl LP £20.99 TRR326LP

Remastered, repackaged LP on Temporary Residence pressed on black vinyl. Matte varnish jacket and heavyweight inner sleeve.

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The Rescue (Anniversary Edition) by Explosions In The Sky
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8/10 Will 01 August 2019

I suppose the method by which Explosions In The Sky wrote 'The Rescue', their infamous "secret album", is a little similar to the approach we take when writing reviews at Norman Records. Both artforms cannot "be revisited", are created "without outside assistance or interference", and share a "lightness and unruliness"... wait... what am I talking about here? 

I think I'm reviewing post-rock titans Explosions In The Sky's album 'The Rescue' whose eight songs were written, recorded, and mixed in eight days. That's a work ethic and a degree of productivity that would put young Mark Smith to shame. 

This album does feel a little unformed but that's no bad thing at all. It's loose and prioritises sound and expression over the more regimented aspects of song structure; they just take ideas and run with them. There are some beautiful songs on here. 'Day Five' has an almost proto-IDM feel to it and the tub-thumping majesty of 'Day Six' is one of the band's finest moments on record. 'Day Eight' has a beat that's almost glitchy and reminds me a little of Spheruleus's domestic experimentation. 

'The Rescue' is probably the best record Explosions In The Sky ever did. It's a testament to how tight strictures can bear the tastiest of fruits. 



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