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

SLOW RIOT FOR NEW ZERO KANADA E.P.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

 

Post Rock/Math rock

4.44 | 192 ratings

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loserboy
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4 stars This is considered to be GODSPEED's second release , a 30 minute EP full of the most luscious and dark musical landscapes you will hear. Essentially "Slow Riot" is 2 pieces both connected with the first piece representing my personal favourite song they have ever performed. Once again the band's core musical approach is to slowly build methodically and instrumentally a melodic tension which culminates into a vast explosion of energy and beauty. The cello and violin provide a beautiful contrast vs the powerful guitars and percussion. GODSPEED's signature sound is the juxtaposition of deep tonal strings, tribal tom toms, cymbal crashes and multiple trilling guitars. The second tune is centered around the nasty narration of a disgruntled gun toting poet /redneck. Although at first I found this a bit distracting, upon second listen I got it! It actually adds to the hallucinatory effect with the keys plinking in the background with the e-bow and cello barely holding on. Without a question this is mind numbing dark foreboding instrumental music which must be in everybody's music collection. Haunting and cinematic, this is an impressive piece of music history.
loserboy | 4/5 |

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