Godspeed You! Black Emperor - CA
For more than 25 years, the dazzling GY!BE constellation has been unfolding its uncompromising instrumental post-rock, away from stardom, in a world where every shade of optimism is accompanied by a glimmer of danger.
Fun fact: the leaders of the 2000 post-rock scene – which includes heavyweights such as Sigur Rós and Explosions in the Sky – take their name from a 1976 Japanese black-and-white documentary about a rebellious biker gang, the Black Emperors, and their life on the margins of legality. Like the film, the Montreal band meanders between orchestral road-trips, nocturnal forays and rebellious bursts, articulating their apocalyptic clamour from pale luminescence to flashes of crackling and stroboscopic blasts. G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END (2021), the collective’s 10th release, beautifully captures the grandeur and power of their symphonic rock and opens a window of hope in a world in perpetual struggle.
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