I wish there were some crystallizing moment I experienced where a particular melody struck something deep within me, but, to be honest, that’s not the kind of relationship I shared with Explosions in the Sky. Their music speaks to me of moods, of types of afternoons, of the countless nights I spent with nothing but my thoughts and the sparkling melodies of their album “How Strange, Innocence.” During a time when I was struggling to understand who I was and what I was becoming, I heard in that album melancholy and sadness, but also optimism and a tenacious faith in the goodness of the world.
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“On the Water” follows a very strong thematic arc over the course of its 42-minute playing time. The album balances delicately between having a clear artistic direction and an engaging emotional accessibility. Vocalist Samuel T. Herring is able to treat the common theme of heartbreak with a rare sincerity and theatrical flair that is equal parts relatable and grand.
“Back to Boston” was the alliterative theme of the evening at the Middle East Upstairs this past Sunday night. The show sought to bolster the Boston art community by presenting a marriage of the visual arts and live music, scenes.