Reigning as one of the most well-known and highly 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 critical acclaimed 10th studio album, Ghost Tapes #10, in February 2021.
Today, God Is An Astronaut 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.
“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,” says piano/guitarist Torsten Kinsella about the music video.
“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,” adds Jo Quail.