Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! CD

SKU 28-CNST10081.2
This group came out of nowhere about 20 years ago and hugely influenced the underground/progressive music world with their massive and expansive sound. It's a great sound and it resonates still! This is their 1st new album in a full decade; the band took several years off and then has been touring for the last couple of years and this is the result. Two huge pieces, each followed by a palette-cleansing 6' drone!

"A full decade ago, Godspeed You! Black Emperor released Yanqui U.X.O. with no publicity or press availability, no marketing plans, no cross-promotions or brand synergies, driven by word-of-mouth from a passionate and committed fan base galvanized by the group's sonic vision and its dedication to unmediated, unsullied musical communication. To suggest that such simple principles and goals have become harder to maintain and enact a decade later is an understatement, but Godspeed is looking to try all the same. The band wants people to care about this new album, without telling people they should, knowing full well that these days, anti-strategy risks being tagged as a strategy. The band has been blazing its own path again since 2010. We think they have made a new record that maintains if not exceeds the standards of their previous work. After almost two years of post-hiatus practicing, playing and touring, Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! delivers two mighty sides of music that are definitively stunning, immersive, and utterly true to the band's legacy. The future looks dark indeed, but on the evidence of this new recording, Godspeed appears wholly committed to staring it down, channeling it, and fighting for some rays of sound (and flickers of light) that feel hopeful and true."
  • LabelConstellation
  • UPC666561008123
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