No stony detachment. No grim introversion. No possessive secrecy.
God is an Astronaut is intimacy. 'The Last March' is the warmth of another body against your own, a gentle breath through your hair.
God is an Astronaut is senseless frustration and placid acceptance. 'Calistoga' is the reason that soothes a mind muddied by injustice. It's lamplight, paracetamol and a glass of wine on a school night.
God is an Astronaut is reverie and escapism. 'Reverse World' is flickering eyes and unintentional glances towards inviting skies.
God is an Astronaut is industrialisation and urbanisation. 'Transmissions' is us on most days - obliviously bound to cables and airwaves.
God is an Astronaut is hope. 'Weightless' is our own periodic renunciation - a silent prayer, a passing or permanent faith - an external locus of control.
God is an Astronaut is the quest for novelty. 'Exit Dream' is alternately wide-eyed and suspicious, feeling a path through an endlessly unfamiliar labyrinth.
God is an Astronaut is enlightenment. 'Signal Rays' is a welcome epiphany winding its way serenely out of a whirlpool of complexity.
God is an Astronaut is solitude. 'Autumn Song' is the comfort of isolation that lends unexpected coherence to your own unfiltered, undiluted, uninterrupted thoughts.
God is an Astronaut is ritual and routine. 'Secret Code' is each morning's monotony overcome by the liberation the sun leaves as it sets and the relief night brings as it falls.
God is an Astronaut is the capacity for amazement. 'Strange Steps' is a fond melody sliding through you each time as if for the first time.
God is an Astronaut is nostalgia. 'Red Moon Lagoon' is the mess your head was in twenty years ago.
God is an Astronaut is regret and longing. 'Light Years Away from Home' is the words you wish you had said, and the things you wish you hadn't done. It's the realisation that comes to you too late.
God is an Astronaut is not 'ethereal', 'spacey', or 'other-worldly'.
God is an Astronaut is the sun rising, your heart racing, or midnight on an empty highway.
God is an Astronaut can be thrilling, tranquil, or sorrowful.
God is an Astronaut is the most human post-rock has ever been.
8Radhika Takru's Score