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April 1 2016

Explosion In The Sky ‘The Wilderness’ out now


On what is proving to be a whirlwind release day, Explosions in the Sky ardently unveil a surprise aural and visual art collaboration, ‘Scenes from the Wilderness. Coinciding with the release of their first non-soundtrack album in five years, ‘The Wilderness‘, ‘Scenes from the Wilderness‘ serves as both a visual companion to the record and a stand alone art project. The band collaborated with multimedia designers CHIPS to add movement to nine still photographs taken by EITS guitarist Munaf Rayani. Rayani has served as band documentarian for the past 16 years, and the photos he chose for this project represent snapshots from their relentless worldwide touring over that time period.

The result is a characteristically nuanced, and moving, emotional experience.

Adam Squires of CHIPS on working with Explosions in the Sky on this extraordinary project: “We’ve been fans of EITS for years, so we were thrilled to work with them…the band gave us a folder of striking and mysterious photos from their worldwide excursions – cryptic travelogue. We chose one to go with each track, and worked with Eric Overton, an amazing animator and visual effects artist, to slowly alter and degrade it, turning it into a sort of moving painting.”

‘Scenes from the Wilderness’ is on view now at TheWilderness.space