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Godspeed You! Black Emperor

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Storm Godspeed You! Black Emperor 22:32
Mladic Godspeed You! Black Emperor 19:59
Peasantry or ‘Light! Inside of Light!’ Godspeed You! Black Emperor 10:28
We Drift Like Worried Fire Godspeed You! Black Emperor 20:07
Bosses Hang, Pt. I Godspeed You! Black Emperor 04:39
Moya Godspeed You! Black Emperor 10:51
Anthem for No State, Pt. I Godspeed You! Black Emperor 03:05
First of the Last Glaciers Godspeed You! Black Emperor 05:59
Bosses Hang, Pt. II Godspeed You! Black Emperor 04:40
“GOVERNMENT CAME” (9980.0kHz 3617.1kHz 4521.0 kHz) Godspeed You! Black Emperor 11:35

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Named after a Japanese documentary on biker gangs, Canadian post-rockers Godspeed You! Black Emperor built their reputation on driving slabs of distorted, psychedelic ambience designed to create an ear-splitting haze. Formed by guitarists Efrim Menuck and Mike Moya and bassist Mauro Pezzente in Montreal in 1994, the band would sell home-made cassette albums at gigs and were frequently joined by an ever-changing cast of musicians from the vibrant local scene.

Inspired by the likes of Sonic Youth, Velvet Underground and The Jesus and Mary Chain, their metallic, droning, cinematic soundscapes climaxed on the album 'Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven' in 2000, which became a cult classic. However, the band split in 2003 after recording follow-up 'Yanqui U.X.O.' with legendary producer Steve Albini. Reuniting in 2010 for 'All Tomorrow's Parties' gigs in the UK and US, they were back to their dissonant, raw and orchestral best for fourth album 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!' which won them the Polaris Music Prize and was given a 5/5 review by 'The Guardian'.

They released their fifth album in 2015, 'Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress', followed two years later by 'Luciferian Towers'.