I remember discovering the music of Explosions In The Sky’s ‘Take Care, Take Care, Take Care’, during a weird treasure hunt-night organized at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The experience was strange and eerie, the music was enormous and cinematic, especially in the Los Angeles incomplete darkness.
The Texas band has released a new video for one of the tracks, ‘Postcard From 1952’, more than a year after the release of the EP, and the poetic images of the video fit extremely well with the slowly expanding, melancholic music soon exploding at a tempest-level.
The video is absolutely gorgeous, and the idea behind it was to recreate found photographs from the 50s as directors Peter Simonite (a cinematographer on Terrence Malick's ‘Tree of Life’) and Annie Gunn explained, while trying to imagine what happened before and after each shot. They chose photographs which gave them a strong impression, like the one about this little girl trying to catch a soap bubble, and imagined the story behind them, working with the picture and the music together. There are a lot of children scenes, a young boy at a birthday party, a little David Crockett shooting at us, a girl's pony tail bouncing in the wind, and all the scenes transpire authenticity as if they were snap shots of real life reanimated from the past.
It is absolutely fantastic how each time they have managed to catch a tiny detail in the photographs and expanded it to a bigger dimension, letting us enter into the life of these people,… and sometimes it may just be a sad and worried look of a little boy.