Music can make you feel. From the slams of heavy metal to the smooth delivery of R&B, the ways music can move you is endless. Red Air Don’t Care, the debut album for Go To Space Die, goes above and beyond this trope and takes you on a journey. From the top, this instrumental release draws you in and takes off before you know it with rock stylings that will pick you up out of your seat.
Each track tells it’s own story, with Threes Away starting it all off in style. The track is an elevating one, with climbing guitar riffs that give off a certain feeling of weightlessness in spite of the heavy percussion behind it. The airiness of the tracks’ aesthetic leads itself nicely into the next one, Air and Land, to give the album a nice flow. Air and Land itself is another track worth a mention. It takes the previous tracks’ aesthetic and flips it on it’s head, with heavy guitar riffs that feel like they barrel down hard on the percussion. It’s a great sequence and does a good job setting the tone for this instrumental adventure.
Queen D is another stand-out track. The trippy guitars behind the ambient percussion that pushes the track forward feel almost hypnotic as you descend through the track. While not as long as some of the others, it’s one of the easiest tracks to get lost in. Sheets is another track that’s easy to get lost in. The wavy guitar work accents the powerful slams of the drums and while their power is never in question, the track gives you the feeling as though you’re watching something unfold with your ears. This makes it a surprisingly contemplative track where your mind can easily wander as the guitar wails, while feeling good as the strong slams of the drums offer fleeting moments of friction to keep you in the track. It’s an exciting quality that ends up being one of the best features on the album.
Red Air Don’t Care hits the ground running with this release. The musical journey it offers is engaging and cinematic, with each track feeling like it leads to an ultimate climax. This doesn’t mean each isn’t unique in its own way, however, and almost has more impact from track to track rather than taken all as a whole. Tracks such as ‘Queen D’ and ‘Air and Land’ stand out because of how they both feel great as standalone tracks and part of the greater whole of the album. While not every track is memorable, Go To Space Die’s debut album is one that any fan of instrumental rock should check out.