History Music / GodspeedYouBlackEmperor

6th Jan '16 9:31:02 AM CassandraLeo
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* InsistentTerminology: While Godspeed and its side projects are almost universally considered PostRock, the band members themselves aren’t too fond of the term. If asked, [[FaceOfTheBand Efrim Menuck]] is most likely to identify with the ethos and aesthetics of PunkRock.
18th Dec '15 4:13:55 PM CassandraLeo
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* ''Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven'' (2000)
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* ''Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven'' ''Music/LiftYourSkinnyFistsLikeAntennasToHeaven'' (2000)
30th Jun '15 3:53:10 PM stuffedninja
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Godspeed-You-Black-Emperor_7694.jpg]]Godspeed You! Black Emperor [[note]](formerly Godspeed You Black Emperor!, often abbreviated to GYBE or GY!BE or shortened to Godspeed You!, and erroneously God Speed You Black Emperor!, sometimes God’s Pee in their liner notes)[[/note]] are a Montreal based symphonic post-rock band. They are known for their movement-based, side-length suites, inclusion of samples and field recordings, and employment of minimalism in their music.
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Godspeed-You-Black-Emperor_7694.jpg]]Godspeed jpg]] '''Godspeed You! Black Emperor Emperor''' [[note]](formerly Godspeed You Black Emperor!, often abbreviated to GYBE or GY!BE or shortened to Godspeed You!, and erroneously God Speed You Black Emperor!, sometimes God’s Pee in their liner notes)[[/note]] are a Montreal based symphonic post-rock band. They are known for their movement-based, side-length suites, inclusion of samples and field recordings, and employment of minimalism in their music.
8th Apr '15 10:51:12 PM CassandraLeo
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* SpokenWordInMusic: 90% of their songs have this, including all of ''LYSF'' and ''F♯ A♯ ∞''. Most notable would be “The Dead Flag Blues,” whose opening monologue describes a {{Dystopia}} that occurs AfterTheEnd, “Static,” which has a long, rambling, insane sounding rant from a street preacher in it, “[=BBF3=],” built around an interview, and “Motherfucker=Redeemer,” which (on the vinyl version) ends with a chopped-up speech from UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush.
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* SpokenWordInMusic: 90% Around 50% of their songs have this, including all of ''LYSF'' and ''F♯ A♯ ∞''. Most notable would be “The Dead Flag Blues,” whose opening monologue describes a {{Dystopia}} that occurs AfterTheEnd, “Static,” which has a long, rambling, insane sounding rant from a street preacher in it, “[=BBF3=],” built around an interview, and “Motherfucker=Redeemer,” which (on the vinyl version) ends with a chopped-up speech from UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush. Their usage of this trope has dropped off with time; only one song on ''’Allelujah'' has an example of this, and it does not appear at all on ''‘Asunder, Sweet’'' or the CD version of ''Yanqui U.X.O.'' (it does appear in a hidden track on the vinyl edition, however).
8th Apr '15 2:17:51 PM CassandraLeo
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* BrokenRecord: The loop at the end of the vinyl edition of ''F♯ A♯ ∞''. Side one of ''‘Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress’'' also ends with a loop (which is just replaced with about a minute of drone on the CD and digital versions).
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* BrokenRecord: The loop at the end of the vinyl edition of ''F♯ A♯ ∞''. Side one of ''‘Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress’'' also ends with a loop (which is just replaced with about a minute of drone on the CD and digital versions).versions, and then [[FadingIntoTheNextSong crossfaded]] into the beginning of side two).

* BrokenRecord: The loop at the end of ** ''Yanqui U.X.O.'' could also be considered an example on the vinyl edition edition, as the second LP is given over almost entirely (barring a strange and disturbing hidden track) to “Motherfucker=Redeemer”. The CD features a shorter version of ''F♯ A♯ ∞''. Side the track and omits the hidden track in order to fit on one of ''‘Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress’'' also ends with a loop (which is just replaced with about a minute of drone on the CD and digital versions).disc.

* FadingIntoTheNextSong: This is how the CD version of ''Slow Riot for New Zerø Kanada'' is presented. They’re necessarily split up by a side division on the vinyl.
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* FadingIntoTheNextSong: This is how the CD version of ''Slow Riot for New Zerø Kanada'' is presented. They’re necessarily split up by a side division on the vinyl. The side divisions of ''‘Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress’'' are also handled this way, although if you weren’t listening for it, you might not even notice the cross-fade. Side one ends with a locked groove on the LP version instead.
8th Apr '15 2:11:10 PM CassandraLeo
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Godspeed You! Black Emperor released four albums (including a demo album) and an EP from 1994 to 2003 before splitting up, then reforming in 2010 to go on a reunion tour, and released their fifth album in October 2012. Another album will follow at the end of March 2015, and can currently be streamed at ''[[http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/mar/24/godspeed-you-black-emperor-asunder-sweet-and-other-distress-album-stream The Guardian]]''.
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Godspeed You! Black Emperor released four albums (including a demo album) and an EP from 1994 to 2003 before splitting up, then reforming in 2010 to go on a reunion tour, and released their fifth album in October 2012. Another album will follow followed at the end of March 2015, and can currently be streamed at ''[[http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/mar/24/godspeed-you-black-emperor-asunder-sweet-and-other-distress-album-stream The Guardian]]''.

* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: Averted completely. The band allow fans to tape and circulate their shows. There are a ton (and we mean ''a ton'') at the [[http://archive.org/details/GodspeedYouBlackEmperor Internet Archive]]. This is often a way to hear songs before they are released; for example, the two centrepieces of the band’s comeback album were débuted live ''nine years'' before the release of the album. The band’s latest album, ''‘Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress’'', was available as a live recording dating back to 2012, when it surfaced as a track dubbed as “Behemoth”, which would last anywhere from thirty-five to forty-five minutes in various performances. The band played it live at every show after they introduced it, or close enough at any rate. Sometimes (i.e., some of the nights they were opening for Music/NineInchNails) it was the only track they played.
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* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: Averted completely. The band allow fans to tape and circulate their shows. There are a ton (and we mean ''a ton'') at the [[http://archive.org/details/GodspeedYouBlackEmperor Internet Archive]]. This is often a way to hear songs before they are released; for example, released: ** All three of the songs on ''Yanqui U.X.O.'' had been performed live (under different titles) before the release of the album. This was the case with some of the movements on earlier releases as well. ** The two centrepieces of the band’s comeback album were débuted live ''nine years'' before the release of the album. (“Mladic” was available on bootlegs as “Albanian” and “We Drift Like Worried Fire” as “Gamelan”). ** The band’s latest album, ''‘Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress’'', was available as a live recording dating back to 2012, when it surfaced as a track dubbed as “Behemoth”, which would last anywhere from thirty-five to forty-five minutes in various performances. The band played it live at every show after they introduced it, or close enough at any rate. Sometimes (i.e., some of the nights they were opening for Music/NineInchNails) it was the only track they played. ** As of 2015, the band has premièred at least two new songs live. One of them is around fifteen minutes long and one is around twenty-three.
2nd Apr '15 8:25:57 PM CassandraLeo
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After nearly eight years on hiatus, the band reunited for a few shows in 2010, and gradually extended this engagement into tours over the next two years. After more than ten years without releasing new material or announcing plans to, the band started quietly selling their fifth album, ''’Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!,'' at their live shows. A second new album, ''‘Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress’'', will be released on March 31, 2015.
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After nearly eight years on hiatus, the band reunited for a few shows in 2010, and gradually extended this engagement into tours over the next two years. After more than ten years without releasing new material or announcing plans to, the band started quietly selling their fifth album, ''’Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!,'' at their live shows. A second new album, ''‘Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress’'', will be was released on March 31, 2015. 2015, to positive reviews.
2nd Apr '15 2:08:43 AM CassandraLeo
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* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: Averted completely. The band allow fans to tape and circulate their shows. There are a ton (and we mean ''a ton'') at the [[http://archive.org/details/GodspeedYouBlackEmperor Internet Archive]]. This is often a way to hear songs before they are released; for example, the two centrepieces of the band’s comeback album were débuted live ''nine years'' before the release of the album. The (forty-plus-minute-long) song “Behemoth”, which is currently being performed regularly, will be appearing on the band’s forthcoming album ''‘Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress’'' but was already available in several recordings dating back to 2012.
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* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: Averted completely. The band allow fans to tape and circulate their shows. There are a ton (and we mean ''a ton'') at the [[http://archive.org/details/GodspeedYouBlackEmperor Internet Archive]]. This is often a way to hear songs before they are released; for example, the two centrepieces of the band’s comeback album were débuted live ''nine years'' before the release of the album. The (forty-plus-minute-long) song “Behemoth”, which is currently being performed regularly, will be appearing on the band’s forthcoming album latest album, ''‘Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress’'' but Distress’'', was already available in several recordings as a live recording dating back to 2012.2012, when it surfaced as a track dubbed as “Behemoth”, which would last anywhere from thirty-five to forty-five minutes in various performances. The band played it live at every show after they introduced it, or close enough at any rate. Sometimes (i.e., some of the nights they were opening for Music/NineInchNails) it was the only track they played.
2nd Apr '15 2:06:52 AM CassandraLeo
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* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: Averted completely. The band allow fans to tape and circulate their shows. There are a ton (and we mean ''a ton'') at the [[http://archive.org/details/GodspeedYouBlackEmperor Internet Archive]]. This is often a way to hear songs before they are released; for example, the two centrepieces of the band’s most recent album were débuted live ''nine years'' before the release of the album. The (forty-plus-minute-long) song “Behemoth”, which is currently being performed regularly, will be appearing on the band’s forthcoming album ''‘Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress’'' but was already available in several recordings dating back to 2012.
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* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: Averted completely. The band allow fans to tape and circulate their shows. There are a ton (and we mean ''a ton'') at the [[http://archive.org/details/GodspeedYouBlackEmperor Internet Archive]]. This is often a way to hear songs before they are released; for example, the two centrepieces of the band’s most recent comeback album were débuted live ''nine years'' before the release of the album. The (forty-plus-minute-long) song “Behemoth”, which is currently being performed regularly, will be appearing on the band’s forthcoming album ''‘Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress’'' but was already available in several recordings dating back to 2012.
2nd Apr '15 2:06:15 AM CassandraLeo
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* BrokenRecord: The loop at the end of the vinyl edition of ''F♯ A♯ ∞''.
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* BrokenRecord: The loop at the end of the vinyl edition of ''F♯ A♯ ∞''. Side one of ''‘Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress’'' also ends with a loop (which is just replaced with about a minute of drone on the CD and digital versions).
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