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Godspeed You! Black Emperor, new album

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Firky, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Anyone going to see them in london in april?
     
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  2. flypanam

    flypanam “There is no reason for restraint”

    Not this time. I don't like the Hammersmith thingy as a venue. Will catch some of the band members at the Barbican on the 31st March for 'We have an anchor' Film by Jem Cohen.
     
  3. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Its at sherpherds bush i think :confused:
     
  4. flypanam

    flypanam “There is no reason for restraint”

    Sorry You're right, but I don't like that venue either. The last time I saw was at the Troxy which was nice.
     
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  5. fakeplasticgirl

    fakeplasticgirl hysterically useless

    fab album!

    can't wait to see them in april :cool:
     
  6. The_Reverend_M

    The_Reverend_M More bass, vicar?

    Have tickets to their London and Manchester gigs in April, PLUS today booked for their Roundhouse gig in June. I'm a Godspeed junkie :D :D :D
     
  7. Part 2

    Part 2 bizarre wanking accident

    Ive got a ticket for Manchester.The Albert Hall is a great venue that promises so much but every time I've been it's been over sold and has a high ratio of twats......and Joanna Gruesome are playing at Islington Mill. I'm hoping it's possible to do both.
     
  8. braindancer

    braindancer not for long

    Godspeed were monumental at the Roundhouse last night - an absolute joy to behold. I think I've seen them 5 times and this was the finest - no doubt....
     
  9. flypanam

    flypanam “There is no reason for restraint”

    I really wanted to enjoy it last night, but I couldn't I just felt they were off. The songs seemed slower than on record. Maybe I'm getting old but this will always be my favourite GY!BE gig Roisin Dubh , Galway, 2000.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Lorca

    Lorca Somebody, after all, had to make a start

    new album is on you tube already, its amazing these bands make any money at all really. on first listen it sounds pretty much as you would expect it to, which suits me fine. they're also playing in the uk in october, but i can't afford it (or nick cave, or the unthanks. bah!)

     
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  11. braindancer

    braindancer not for long

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  12. Silas Loom

    Silas Loom Mum's primitive, acidic pear crumble (7,7)

    Okay. I'm very confused how I could have lived to the elderly side of middle age, with a lifetime preference for vocal-free music, and never have come across this wonderful band before.
     
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  13. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    You've got some catching up to do! Yanqui Uxo is my personal favourite album. :)
     
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  14. flypanam

    flypanam “There is no reason for restraint”

    Have to admit I'm missing some of the instrumentation, but I'm pleased with the extra brass.
     
  15. Silas Loom

    Silas Loom Mum's primitive, acidic pear crumble (7,7)

    Just listening to that now, and yes, it's great.
     
  16. Silas Loom

    Silas Loom Mum's primitive, acidic pear crumble (7,7)

    And they are back at the Troxy at the end of October. I might go to that.
     
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  17. tangerinedream

    tangerinedream Density of Sound

    Like the brass/flute, like the final track and the drony ones but 'bosses hang' doesn't do it for me yet. I agree with the above comment, I think the breadth of the sound has been sacrificed a little in favour of power. Still, it's a GYBE! record. There's nothing not to like about that.
     
  18. Silas Loom

    Silas Loom Mum's primitive, acidic pear crumble (7,7)

    At the risk of amusing Butchersapron even further, and after several cycles through the back catalogue, I have to go for F# A# [infinity]. And then Lift Your Skinny Fists.

    E2A - those positions could perhaps be reversed, though.

    Also. Presumably Spartwurzel's issue is that GYBE are a political band, one which is very much on his side, and very much not on mine. Any proper response to that, and the larger questions about artists and their intentions that it raises, would need a separate thread. It's not cut and dried; I remain a fan of Wagner, I feel sorry for devotees of the Smiths now shamed by Morrisey. But surely the lack of vocals, and the musical brilliance, makes GYBE's leanings far less relevant to their appeal than if they were first and foremost lyrics merchants.
     
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  19. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    the first three records are my favourite. Haven't seen them live for a good while, but they were wonderful everytime I have seen them live.

    Silas Loom - you now have all the related bands to work through as well
     
  20. Silas Loom

    Silas Loom Mum's primitive, acidic pear crumble (7,7)

    Goodness. Tell me more.
     
  21. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

    A Silver Mt. Zion is the best of them IMO (I prefer them to Godspeed tbh)
     
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  22. braindancer

    braindancer not for long

    And then move on to Do Make Say Think - probably my favourite from the Constellation label. First album not so much but then Goodbye Enemy Airship the Landlord is Dead from 2000 is an absolute belter and they've been consistently excellent ever since. The new album out this year, Stubborn Persistent Illusions is fantastic. Amazing live band too.... not seen them in a good few years though, been a while since they played in the UK I think...
     
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  23. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Esmerine. Cello/drums combo. Beautiful stuff.
     
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  24. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    New album hasn't grabbed me. It's ok, but doesn't feel any better than that.
     
  25. flypanam

    flypanam “There is no reason for restraint”

    cstrecords.com

    Most bands on there have some relation to Godspeed. Fly pan am were belters. As were Set fire to flames though not on CST.
     
  26. littleseb

    littleseb littleseb

    yeah, me too!
     
  27. tangerinedream

    tangerinedream Density of Sound

    Et Sans were excellent imo. ASMZ were one of the best live experienced I've ever had.
     
  28. The_Reverend_M

    The_Reverend_M More bass, vicar?

    I fell for Silver Mt Zion (and all it's iterations!) long before Godspeed clicked for me - I love that their last album (Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything) is their most accessible and also one of their best! :)

     
  29. Silas Loom

    Silas Loom Mum's primitive, acidic pear crumble (7,7)

    None of the spin-offs have quite the heft of the first three GSYBE albums, though.
     

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