Label: Constellation - none • Format: 4x, File AAC, Album • Genre: Rock • Style: Post Rock, Drone
When Godspeed You! Black Emperor reassembled to tour in after nearly a decade off, fans were simultaneously excited and filled with trepidation. Despite the fact that there was precious little new material in the show, the rearrangements of particular tunes from their repertoire proved that they were still well invested in expanding on Mladic - Godspeed You!
Black Emperor* - Allelujah! Dont Bend! Ascend! (File they'd built. A few short weeks before its release, GY! BE announced 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascendtheir first new album in a decade. Now expanded to a nine-piece, the album features four tracks. Various - Happy Holidays, Album 13 are two longer ones clocking in at 20 minutes each, Mladic - Godspeed You!
Black Emperor* - Allelujah! Dont Bend! Ascend! (File a pair at around six-and-a-half. Fans will be familiar with the longer tunes, "Mladic" and "We Drift Like Worried Fire" have been in the band's live set since That said, they have been thoroughly re-imagined and expanded for this larger ensemble. It opens in a simulated Middle Eastern mode played by a treated violin, sounding like a ney.
The distorted guitars and bass commence as a drone, as a detuned slide carries dissonance into it that gradually gives way to a wall Album) churning guitars in alternate tunings, wailing strings, and deep thudding drums. Its orchestral changes in the last third are GY! BE at their most aggressive. Low bass drones, plucked guitars, and strings that suggest an Eastern European folk melody introduce it, answered by guitars; some playing distorted, restrained sonics, while others offer plucked, repetitive lines.
The result is a Mladic - Godspeed You! Black Emperor* - Allelujah! Dont Bend! Ascend! (File, yet lovely, melodic series of repetitions. The strings enter to create a second, minimalist lyric line. Drums, feedback, and bass gradually quicken the pace until it gels into an intense, gorgeously melodic, and thunderous epic that soars.
It disintegrates midway to Peace Of Mind - Neil Young - Comes A Time another part of the journey, more minimal and tense. The musical dialogue is by turns contrapuntal, sinister, and elegiac before rising once more to a dramatic peak before feedbacking to close.
On the LP version, they're on a separate 7" single. They act as pauses, different tonal meditations between the extended works. Both are based on slow drones, and explore more dissonant, cacophonous, electronic elements in GY!
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