The latest Canadian post-rock outfit titled You Are An Explorer showcase their self-titled EP effort, featuring their branch of wonderfully enjoyable post-rock music. Across five songs, You Are An Explorer show everything they have to offer when it comes to their music, resulting in a very strong EP effort that exudes enjoyment and creativity. There’s a lot to enjoy from You Are An Explorer, who seem to for the most part on ‘You Are An Explorer’ opt for groovy almost jazz-influenced moments, rather than the noisy crunchy crescendo moments that is featured so prominently within the genre.
‘You Are An Explorer’ serves as a wonderful introduction to the band, showcasing exactly what it is they have to offer the post-rock genre, and how exactly they’re able to do so. There’s some wonderful creativity on the album, with a lot of ideas coming across very strongly in some of the songs. You Are An Explorer seem to go for more subtle ideas on their self-titled EP, giving the EP a wonderful feeling as it progresses along the five tracks it offers. Although much of the EP works as in presenting the band’s great style of post-rock music, it seems that the EP itself gets off to a bit of a rocky start. It’s one of the few moments on the EP that isn’t subtle, as the opening track just dives straight into everything with no warning. Eventually it all seems to settle down, but at the beginning it sounds a little bit too clumsy. Perhaps this has been done intentionally, but it seems more like something You Are An Explorer could benefit on refining.
Despite a somewhat rocky start, ‘You Are An Explorer’ comes across as a brilliant EP experience that features some great ideas. The more subtle approach to the genre somehow results in an album that sounds much more creative, and therefore so much more enjoyable. There’s some wonderful tracks on ‘You Are An Explorer’ that suggests some brilliant talent and creative ideas from the band, who certainly have what it takes to make a truly brilliant post-rock album experience, at some point in the future. Hopefully.
- ★★★★☆ 4/5
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You Are An Explorer’s latest album ‘You Are An Explorer’ is set for release on 15th March 2014.