What I didn't realise, until I looked on last.fm
for their works, is that this band hail from Wicklow:
"God Is an Astronaut are an instrumental three piece hailing from the Glen of the Downs, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. They formed in 2002 and released their debut album The End of the Beginning the same year on their own Revive Records label. Their two music videos for PlayThe End of the Beginning and PlayFrom Dust to the Beyond, received airplay on MTV UK and on other MTV European networks."
Just down the road from where I was brought up, in Bray. Who'd have thought something so interesting would come out of somewhere so mundane as Wicklow :o)
GiaA are really quite astonishing, and I've yet to hear a duff track from them. Many are disturbing and frightenting in a quiet, minimalist way.