Godspeed You! Black Emperor

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Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress is Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s sixth studio album, to be released 31 March 2015. If anything GSY!BE has intensified the eerie drones and explosive guitar riffs of previous records and delivered to us an “in your face” confident strut through the graveyard at midnight. The band has been incorporating these tracks into live shows for a few years now and I’m thrilled to finally see these catalogued in their own album. The following is a live performance of the entire album concluding with the epic East Hastings

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Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! is the fourth release from Godspeed… Released after a seven year hiatus in 2012, it was a critically acclaimed comeback album. “Allelujah!..” is a 56 minute LP with 4 tracks, including a couple of drone cuts. The tracks are intended to be played in a specific order. The album includes the iconic Mladic, a piece that begins as a sun shower, passes through a tropical storm, and leaves you to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of a hurricane. Godspeed has poured everything into this album and, much like a silent film, various emotions are conveyed without words.