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SLOW RIOT FOR NEW ZERO KANADA E.P.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

 

Post Rock/Math rock

4.40 | 147 ratings

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Yanns
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4 stars I wouldn't go as far to give this 5 stars, but these guys never fail to amaze me.

This, as their shortest output in terms of length, contains only two songs. Moya happens to be the shortest song they have ever done, clocking in at just under 11 minutes.

In typical GYBE style, this is post-rock at its best. The themes here are just as good as any other they have ever done. It amazes the listener that they can never run out of different ideas for their songs; they just keep going.

The first song, Moya, builds more quickly than their other songs; hence, its shorter length, comparatively. Yet, it is one of my absolute favorite GYBE songs, out of all of their current albums. It sets the mood for the entire EP; coldness, desolation, loneliness. Yet, and I don't for the life of me know how they pull it off, it is uplifting at the exact same time. I'll never understand how they pull this off, but it is absolutely brilliant.

Then comes Blaise Bailey Finnigan III, a longer piece that fits right in with the band's other behemoth tracks. It features signature GYBE spoken voice over it at points. It is an interview with a person by the same name as the track. Some of you might recognize the name; for those of you who don't, see if you can figure it out. Anywho, it is more of the same GYBE, which naturally means that it is unbeatable. It continues that very feeling of Moya to fill out the EP.

I consider this EP just as much an album as their other works. It stands up there among them easily as one of their best outputs (even though they only have 4 at the time of this writing). It you like post-rock, well then you get this, simple enough. If not, you should try and get into them. I reckon that this would be a good start, since I got my own start on post-rock with the song Moya. 4/5 stars.

Yanns | 4/5 |

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