A landmark in modern indie and the first post-rock masterpiece, Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s debut album ‘F# A# Infinity’ turns 20 years old.
Given the injustices of the state of the world in 2017 that it rages against, Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s sixth album ‘Luciferian Towers’ is oddly flat.
To adapt that famous misquotation attributed to Mark Twain, reports of the album’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Ever since the turn of the millennium, conventional wisdom has had it that the traditional long-player is on its way out, an arcane format out of time with the digital world that will cede inexorably to a future of singles and playlists. But while many artists have experimented with what an album
by Matthew Langham ‘Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress’ is the fifth release by Canadian post-rockers Godspeed You! Black Emperor. The release marks the bands first single LP length since their 1997 debut and their second album since returning from their decade-long hiatus. Though the album is four tracks long, it sprawls across forty minutes and can be seen as three movements. The first movement being a slow builder, followed by