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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Godspeed You! Black Emperor: Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (IAS #24)

Okay, this one was almost as tough to write as it is tough to type in its entire title:

Godspeed You! Black Emperor: Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven

3 comments:

  1. The scope of this music is so grand and the sounds are so unfamiliar that it is hard for me to know how to feel about it. From a certain point of view these are just messy instrumentals with repetitive hooks, but I think that's quite unfair. I have not had time to assimmilate this rcord yet, but Inhave listened extensively to other GY!BE records not knowing what to expect, and I did fall under their spell. I like your analogy of the sounds of the gods, because this is what the band sometimes achieves for me: a musical crescendo as gripping as a thrilling sermon, full of rich metaphors and poetry.

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  2. I don't like post-rock scene generally and Godspeed specifically, but it'd be nice if you could review some prepost-rock stuff, like Slint's 'Spiderland' or Talk Talk's 'Laughing Stock'.

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    1. Spiderland is not (too) far away -- #63 at RYM.

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