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God is an Astronaut continue to celebrate the release of their superb 10th studio album ‘Ghost Tapes’ with the release of their latest single ‘Luminous Waves’. Check it out below…

Reigning as one of the most well-known, critically acclaimed experimental instrumental groups out there with a respected musical legacy spanning nearly 20 years, Irish four-piece GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT reached a career benchmark with the release of their critically acclaimed 10th studio album, Ghost Tapes #10, in February 2021.

Today, the band releases a magical music video for “Luminous Waves“, the album closer on Ghost Tapes #10.

Musically and visually, the track portrays the beauty and calm of the ocean. A gentle melody is created by a binaural-like bass, a slow-paced acoustic guitar, and an ambient electric guitar blur with the mellow sounds of featured cellist Jo Quail and atmospheric background tones, which draws its listeners down into dazing depths. “Luminous Waves” remains entirely without drums, and adapts to its own natural rhythm, just as constantly pushing and pulling ocean waves before it softly fades out into infinity.

Torsten Kinsella on Luminous Waves:
The song “Luminous Waves” was inspired by the meditative feeling of the waves coming in from the Ocean. Jo Quail added a beautiful and inspiring Cello and also created the atmospheric sounds.”

Jo Quail adds: “Writing and recording the cello lines for “Luminous Waves” was a privilege. The depth, richness, and meditative nature of this track implied a clear narrative to me, that I hoped to convey a little within the parts I created, working in and around the many moments of sonic and textural beauty created by GIAA.”

Catch them live in Cork’s Cyprus Avenue on October 28th and Dublin’s Academy on the 29th. Tickets on sale NOW via Ticketmaster.ie.

Watch the official video for “Luminous Waves” below:

Oran O’Beirne

www.overdrive.ie 2021