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Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada E.P. CD (album) cover


Godspeed You! Black Emperor


Post Rock/Math rock

4.44 | 195 ratings

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5 stars A perfect blend between the gloomy and hollow soundscapes of F#A#oo and the bombastic beauty of "Lift your skinny fists like antennas to heaven". I know that it is an EP and i know that it's less than 30 minutes in lenght, but since it is, first, as good as any other piece of music by the band and, secong, a great starting point for anyone who wants to try Godspeed but are intimidated by the long formats of the songs on the other albums. The sound presented on the EP is very representative of Godspeed's music. It has the classic buildup in "Moya", a very concensed song for a Godspeed composition, and the gloomy passages with the pre-recorded monologue-concept that they employ on many other songs, and especially so live, where they used it frequently as well to get watever message they wanted to send through. That, more than anything else, is Godspeed's trademark, and it is never better than it is here.

Simply as great as you can expect it to be, "BFF3" is my favourite of the two, because of the very emotional and dark music, interrupted by (somewhat amusing) rants by a guy who feels like he has been mistreated in court, which he had attended earlier in the day for the sake of a speeding ticket.

"Genius" is from now on spelled "Godspeed You! Black Emperor".

Evans | 5/5 |


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