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Old 04-25-2005, 12:38 AM   #1
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Godspeed You! Black Emperor

By no means are they new, and I know that many on this board are quite into what they have to offer... one of their more notable side-projects being Silver Mount Zion. I thoroughly enjoy the band for their relentless symphonic compositions, ranging from building violins and guitars to ambient, diffuse sounds.

Instrumentals are Godspeed's strong suit, so they definitely do not cater to the 3-minute short and sweet tastes. But if you're looking for achingly sweet pieces (usually comprised of multiple songs), I think you'll dig their material. My favourites of the moment:

9-15-00 (Yanqui U.X.O)
Rockets Fall on Rocket Falls (Yanqui U.X.O)
Storm (Lift yr. skinny fists like Antennas to Heaven!)
Sleep (Lift yr. skinny fists like Antennas to Heaven!)

Unfortunately, they're on a bit of a hiatus at the moment, but their music can be found in different bands out there. The Album Leaf creates similar melodies, but they are more on the emotional side, rather than on the subversive political pedestal.

Anyone else a fan of Godspeed or their contemporaries?
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For the life of me, I cannot find 'Skinny Fists' at any freaking stores. I still have none of their albums, and I'm waiting for that one to be my first.

Contemporaries? If Mogwai, Explosions in the Sky, and Slint are contemporaries, I am in love with all. Of course, I suppose Slint would be the proud (or oblivious, from their recent interviews) fathers of said genre, not contemporaries.
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It's sad for me to see this thread drop down to the bottom of this page... underneath the sludge of arbitrary polls, middle school calibre homeroom notes, relentlessly annoying lists, and repetitive hype banter. If no one wants to reply, that's just fine. But why all the replies elsewhere?

Let's hear more about different bands and artists instead of the consistent slightly varied discussions on the same bands. This is not an issue of taste. It's an issue of variety and interest.

I challenge everyone to write some threads on topics that aren't the hot buzz on entertainment tonight.

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As much as I love John Tesh.

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It's sad for me to see this thread drop down to the bottom of this page... underneath the sludge of arbitrary polls, middle school calibre homeroom notes, relentlessly annoying lists, and repetitive hype banter. If no one wants to reply, that's just fine. But why all the replies elsewhere?

Let's hear more about different bands and artists instead of the consistent slightly varied discussions on the same bands. This is not an issue of taste. It's an issue of variety and interest.

I challenge everyone to write some threads on topics that aren't the hot buzz on entertainment tonight.

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As much as I love John Tesh.

Greatest post ever? Possibly.


Since we were talking about post rock here, check out this rad Sigur Ros performance video:
http://perso.club-internet.fr/erx/si...in-kilborn.wmv
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excellent thread all around.

i have a gy!be t-shirt...are you 7ealous?

i like them, but their overtly-political message is pathetic. i feel embarassed for their families.

if i can look past that, then yes, their music is great.

and i LOVE explosions in the sky. i definitely recommend downloading 'greet death'.
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and i LOVE explosions in the sky. i definitely recommend downloading 'greet death'.
You can get it at Insound:
http://www.insound.com/mp3/searchmp3...st&startnum=61

You can also get their theme from 'Friday Night Lights' and one of the songs from 'The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place'. Seriously, just buy that album.
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see, now noone has an excuse not to at least try them out. well played.
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and i LOVE explosions in the sky. i definitely recommend downloading 'greet death'.
I don't know much about GY!BE, but I have two EITS albums, and I love them
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GY!BE are a nice band, I like them quite a bit, and now for your listening pleasure....

http://www.deadflagblues.net/english/bootlegs.htm
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They have sets on archive.org as well, along with some tracks on Epitonic.com.

I used one of their songs for one of my short films. One of my best sequences ever.

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Incredibly good response.



Explosions In The Sky sound quite pleasing... as does The Mercury Program (a little band I saw while browsing In Sound). Thanks for posting the bootlegs EP.

And I'm always 7ealous of people with t-shirts.

They're so much more clothed than me.
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excellent thread all around.

and i LOVE explosions in the sky.

YES

and

YES!

And before Mogwai, you had a little band called Slowdive.
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and a little souvlaki on the side

or however you spell it

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I'm not sure if I'd classify Slowdive as post-rock though. I'd definitely say they're a "shoegazer" band". That being said, they're freaking awesome.

While we're at it, I'll recommend the bestest of the best shoegazer bands in my opinion:

My Bloody Valentine
Slowdive
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