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LIFT YOUR SKINNY FISTS LIKE ANTENNAS TO HEAVEN

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

 

Post Rock/Math rock

4.11 | 383 ratings

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Zac M
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5 stars This is, in my opinion, one of the best prog albums in years. After listeneing to this, I get the impression that prog is still alive and well and that the genre will keep going. Some may have thought this album is overly ambitious (much like Tales from Topographic Oceans), but I totally would disagrree. Here you have four songs, averaging about twenty minutes apiece in length, that all encompass different emotions and constantly change in musical textures and themes. It is truly an incredible album.

The first track alone ("Storm") is a beautiful composition that ranges from loud and powerful to minimalist, quiet, and serene. I especially am fond of the crescendo on this track. Strange samples are used at the end of this piece and on others. It adds to the allure of the album. Each technique the musicians used was put there for a reason. They all put forth this interesting blend of both acoustic and electronic effects.

I recommend this album to anyone interested in getting into the post-rock genre. A masterpiece like this cannot be overlloked by anyone. I hope to hear more of Godspeed's work in the future because after listening to this, I get the sense that prog is as alive and well today as it was in the seventies. Five stars, a true masterpiece of the sub-genre and highly recommended!

Zac M | 5/5 |

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