I am all about sentimentality at the moment, and finding the right tunes for said moments. I happened to stumble upon these plucky lads from an ad for play.create, a wonderful night of charitable events. Explosions in the Sky are an American instrumental group, specialising in just such music.

Now, I’m not one for instrumental music, short of orchestral scores: I just find it to be rather dull. Explosions, however, are incredibly pleasing to the aural palette, which is probably the best I can say about them. I’m sure many won’t really get what I’m digging at, but there’s something soothing and flowing about these tunes – they tell their own stories as well as, if not better, than what most ‘musicians’ care to shove down their microphones these days.

Unlike most of my entries, these folks have MP3s! And a lot of them too, so take your pick. The tune I heard in the ad was Day Five from their 2005 release The Rescue, but feel free to poke around this page for some more. They’ve very nicely put up the entire album as well! Ain’t that swell?


From The Rescue:
Day One – (MP3, 6.7 MB)
Day Two – (MP3, 5.6 MB)
Day Three – (MP3, 6.7 MB)
Day Four – (MP3, 4.4 MB)
Day Five – (MP3, 9.0 MB)
Day Six – (MP3, 6.6 MB)
Day Seven – (MP3, 6.4 MB)
Day Eight – (MP3, 3.9 MB)