Latest Music Reviews From George Starostin
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.
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'.
Spiderland is not (too) far away -- #63 at RYM.