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LIFT YOUR SKINNY FISTS LIKE ANTENNAS TO HEAVEN

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

 

Post Rock/Math rock

4.13 | 582 ratings

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snobb
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4 stars I am glad I 'm reviewing this album now, in 2010, not in year of release ten years ago. As usual, every new trends and great albums should be tested by time. When listening this album now, I feel even more than years before how great it is. Great in a sense of concentrated post-rock aesthetics and realisation of these ideas.

Double album of just 4 long compositions. Down tempo mix of ambient, unusual aerial guitar sounds, electronic effects and chamber classic. Full of spacey atmosphere with guitars explosions, kraut-rock roots, interesting melodies, but most important - being such a long instrumental album, its music is never boring or empty. Yes, to accept it you need to be ready for such kind of music, but if you like Pink Floydian spacey compositions, Frippian soundscapes or early Tangerine Dream, you will feel with this album very comfortable.

Looking from ten years time distance, one can see how great this work was! During all these years you will hardly find post-rock album with more fresh ideas, interesting interpretation, or just more multi layered and such rich music! Post rock obviously passed it's greatest moment, myriads of clones are still all around, but you will hardly find more than a few post-rock albums of the same musical level.

For those new with post-rock I can recommend this album as one of best entrance release and cornerstone of post-rock legacy.

My rating is 4+.

snobb | 4/5 |

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