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** ''G_d's Pee AT STATE'S END!'' replicates the format of ''Alleleujah''.

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** ''G_d's Pee AT STATE'S END!'' replicates the format of ''Alleleujah''.''Alleleujah'', though it varies in that one of the shorter tracks, "Fire at Static Valley", is a full song in its own right rather than an atmospheric interlude.



* MinimalisticCoverArt: All of their albums, but ''LYSFLATH'' and ''Slow Riot'' in particular.

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* MinimalisticCoverArt: All of their albums, but ''LYSFLATH'' ''LYSFLATH'', ''Slow Riot'', and ''G__d's Pee'' are all quite sparse, just featuring symbols against blank backgrounds.
** ''Lift Your Skinny Fists'' features two disembodied hands surrounded by red rays against a brown background.
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''Slow Riot'' in particular.has Hebrew characters which mean "Formless and empty" against a dark background.
** ''G__d's Pee'' has two fanlike structures with tails trailing behind them forming something resembling a yin-yang symbol.



* TextlessAlbumCover: ''F♯ A♯ ∞'', ''Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven'', ''Yanqui U.X.O.'', ''[='=]Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!'', ''[='=]Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress[='=]''. So basically, all of them except ''All Lights Fucked on the Hairy Amp Drooling'', ''"Luciferian Towers"'', and ''Slow Riot for New Zerø Kanada'' (although the last of these is Hebrew text).

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* TextlessAlbumCover: ''F♯ A♯ ∞'', ''Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven'', ''Yanqui U.X.O.'', ''[='=]Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!'', ''[='=]Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress[='=]''. So basically, all of them except ''All Lights Fucked on the Hairy Amp Drooling'', ''"Luciferian Towers"'', and ''Slow Riot for New Zerø Kanada'' (although the last of these is has Hebrew text).



* TitleDrop: "The sun has fallen down, and the billboards are all leering. ''The flags are all dead'' at the top of their poles."

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* TitleDrop: "The sun has fallen down, and the billboards are all leering. ''The ''And the flags are all dead'' at the top of their poles."


* ExcitedTitleTwoPartEpisodeName: Given the exclamation point in their name. Also, the album titles ''[='=]Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!'' and ''G_d's Pee AT STATE'S END!'', and the song title "Peasantry or 'Light! Inside of Light!'".

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* ExcitedTitleTwoPartEpisodeName: ExcitedShowTitle (and sometimes ExcitedTitleTwoPartEpisodeName): Given the exclamation point in their name. Also, the album titles ''[='=]Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!'' and ''G_d's Pee AT STATE'S END!'', and the song title "Peasantry or 'Light! Inside of Light!'".


* BittersweetEnding: "Our Side Has to Win (for D.H.)" is an arguable musical example - it's probably the most beautiful song on the album, and it's also somehow simultaneously mournful and hopeful.

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* BittersweetEnding: "Our Side Has to Win (for D.H.)" is an arguable musical example - it's probably the most beautiful song on the album, and it's also somehow simultaneously mournful and hopeful. It becomes even more bittersweet when one becomes aware of the context behind the song - see GriefSong below.


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* GriefSong: "Our Side Has to Win (for D.H.)", dedicated to [[https://www.reddit.com/r/gybe/comments/min7go/any_guesses_on_whowhat_dh_is/gt5igwy/?context=3 Dirk Hugsam]], an independent tour agent affiliated with Constellation Records who had become a close friend to many of the bands on the roster; he died peacefully in December 2018 after a long illness.


* BlackComedy: "Moya Sings 'Baby-O'" might be an example of this, depending on one's sense of humour. See LyricalDissonance below.



* LyricalDissonance: "Moya Sings Baby-O," the first movement in "Antennas to Heaven," features Mike Moya singing a jaunty, upbeat tune about throwing an infant into a hayloft, feeding it alcohol, and stabbing its eyes out. The fact that it appears out of nowhere in the middle of a primarily instrumental symphonic post-rock record makes it even creepier.

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* LyricalDissonance: "Moya Sings Baby-O," the first movement in "Antennas to Heaven," features Mike Moya singing a jaunty, upbeat tune about throwing an infant into a hayloft, feeding it alcohol, and stabbing its eyes out. The fact that it appears out of nowhere in the middle of a primarily instrumental symphonic post-rock record makes it even creepier.creepier (or an example of BlackComedy, depending upon one's sense of humour. [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs Or both]]).


* CallBack, ContinuityNod: The opening movements of "Storm" contain melodic elements of "Providence" (and "Bleak, Uncertain, Beautiful..."). Could also count as a TriumphantReprise.

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* CallBack, ContinuityNod: The opening movements At the start of "Storm" contain melodic elements of the movement "Kicking Horse on Brokenhill" from "Providence" (and "Bleak, Uncertain, Beautiful..."). ") on ''F♯ A♯ ∞'', the band sampled [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazel_Dickens Hazel Dickens]] singing [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mason_Daring Mason Daring]]'s song "Gathering Storm" in the film ''Matewan''. One of the songs on their next album is called "Storm", one of its movements is also named "Gathering Storm", and it incorporates melodic elements of Daring's song. Could also count as a TriumphantReprise.TriumphantReprise and possibly also as a CoverVersion (none of the movements list composers).



** The "Kicking Horse on Brokenhill" segment of "Bleak, Uncertain, Beautiful..." and "Providence" opens with a rare sung passage, but it's drenched in so much reverb that most lyrics sites don't even attempt to transcribe what is being sung. It is a sample from the film ''Film/{{Matewan}}'' of the song "Gathering Storm" (with lyrics written by American musician [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mason_Daring Mason Daring]] to the tune of "Amazing Grace") sung by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazel_Dickens Hazel Dickens]] during a funeral scene.

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** The "Kicking Horse on Brokenhill" segment of "Bleak, Uncertain, Beautiful..." and "Providence" opens with a rare sung passage, but it's drenched in so much reverb that most lyrics sites don't even attempt to transcribe what is being sung. It is a sample from the film ''Film/{{Matewan}}'' of the song "Gathering Storm" (with lyrics written by American musician [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mason_Daring Mason Daring]] more or less to the tune of "Amazing Grace") sung by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazel_Dickens Hazel Dickens]] during a funeral scene.



*** The movement "Gathering Storm" is loosely based on a song by the same title by film composer [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mason_Daring Mason Daring]], which in turn is loosely based on "Amazing Grace" by John Newton. The band had also incorporated a sample of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazel_Dickens Hazel Dickens]] singing the song in the film ''Film/{{Matewan}}'' on "Kicking Horse on Brokenhill" from "Providence" (or "Bleak, Uncertain, Beautiful..." on the LP) on their previous album.



** The song at the start of "Kicking Horse on Brokenhill" (from "Bleak, Uncertain, Beautiful..." and "Providence") is "Gathering Storm", written by American musician [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mason_Daring Mason Daring]] (to the tune of "Amazing Grace"), [[https://youtu.be/QJrNPxZsXk8 sampled]] from the 1987 film ''Film/{{Matewan}}''. The woman singing is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazel_Dickens Hazel Dickens]], although her voice is drenched in so much reverb in this sample that her words become almost indecipherable. The longest movement of "Storm" almost certainly takes its name from this song as well.

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** The song at the start of "Kicking Horse on Brokenhill" (from "Bleak, Uncertain, Beautiful..." and "Providence") is "Gathering Storm", written by American musician [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mason_Daring Mason Daring]] (to (more or less to the tune of "Amazing Grace"), [[https://youtu.be/QJrNPxZsXk8 sampled]] from the 1987 film ''Film/{{Matewan}}''. The woman singing is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazel_Dickens Hazel Dickens]], although her voice is drenched in so much reverb in this sample that her words become almost indecipherable. The longest movement of "Storm" almost certainly takes its name from this song as well.well, and it loosely incorporates elements of Daring's song.


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* TitledAfterTheSong: The band's song "Storm" and its movement "Gathering Storm" are named after the song "Gathering Storm" by American musician [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mason_Daring Mason Daring]] - the band all but explicitly confirmed this by sampling a recording of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazel_Dickens Hazel Dickens]] singing Daring's song in the film ''Film/{{Matewan}}'' on their previous album.


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. It received favourable reviews and was awarded the Polaris Prize. A second new album, ''[='=]Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress[='=]'', was released on March 31, 2015, to positive reviews; ''"Luciferian Towers"'' followed on September 22, 2017, also to positive reviews. Their eighth album, ''G_od's Pee AT STATE'S END!'', was released on April 2, 2021, yet again to positive reviews.

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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 fourth album, ''[='=]Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!,'' at their live shows. It received favourable reviews and was awarded the Polaris Prize. A second new album, ''[='=]Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress[='=]'', was released on March 31, 2015, to positive reviews; ''"Luciferian Towers"'' followed on September 22, 2017, also to positive reviews. Their eighth seventh album, ''G_od's Pee AT STATE'S END!'', was released on April 2, 2021, yet again to positive reviews.


* {{Sampling}}: Loads of songs, but particularly "Storm," "Providence," "Blaise Bailey Finnegan III," and the hidden track after "Motherfucker=Redeemer" on the vinyl edition of ''Yanqui U.X.O.'' However, this has been almost completely absent on their releases since their reformation, only appearing in the intro of "Mladic".

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* {{Sampling}}: Loads of songs, but particularly "Storm," "Providence," "Blaise Bailey Finnegan III," and the hidden track after "Motherfucker=Redeemer" on the vinyl edition of ''Yanqui U.X.O.'' However, this has been almost completely absent on their releases since their reformation, only this had been largely abandoned, appearing only in the intro of "Mladic"."Mladic" until ''At State's End!'' brought it back again with samples of shortwave radio at the start of the two longer tracks.


** "Moya" is loosely based on ''Symphony No. 3, Op. 36" (1976, aka ''Symphony of Sorrowful Songs'') by Polish composer Henryk Górecki (1933-2010), and was originally named "Gorecki" before being renamed.

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** "Moya" is loosely based on ''Symphony No. 3, Op. 36" 36'' (1976, aka ''Symphony of Sorrowful Songs'') by Polish composer Henryk Górecki (1933-2010), and was originally named "Gorecki" before being renamed.

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* EitherOrTitle: "Peasantry or 'Light! Inside of Light!'" and "ASHES TO SEA or NEARER TO THEE" both provide examples.


** ''Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything'' continues the borderline use of this trope in ASMZ's recent music, at [=DR7=]. ''[='=]Asunder, Sweet[='=]'' is also [=DR7=] (although the ranges of individual tracks vary from [=DR5=] to [=DR9=]), but is mastered without much clipping this time.

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** ''Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything'' continues the borderline use of this trope in ASMZ's recent music, at [=DR7=]. ''[='=]Asunder, Sweet[='=]'' is also [=DR7=] (although the ranges of individual tracks vary from [=DR5=] to [=DR9=]), but is mastered without much clipping this time.time; this also extends to ''At State's End!''. ''"Luciferian Towers"'' is [=DR8=], although tracks extend from [=DR6=] to [=DR12=]; generally speaking, it has dynamics in the quieter portions, but the louder portions are, well, loud.



* PostRock: One of the better-known examples, one of the most acclaimed, and arguably the {{Trope Codifier}}s.

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* PostRock: One of the better-known examples, one of the most acclaimed, and arguably the {{Trope Codifier}}s.Codifier}}s (although ironically, they themselves seem to be ambiguous about the label).


As of 2021, their five Constellation Records releases (''Yanqui U.X.O.'' through ''G_d's Pee at State's End!'') can be streamed at [[https://godspeedyoublackemperor.bandcamp.com/ their Bandcamp]] for free (or purchased for download), and an absolutely colossal number of live performances can be streamed and downloaded at the [[https://archive.org/details/GodspeedYouBlackEmperor Internet Archive]] for free.

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As of 2021, most of their five Constellation Records releases (''Yanqui discography (excluding ''All Lights Fucked on the Hairy Amp Drooling'', the non-album single "Sunshine + Gasoline", and the vinyl bonus material on ''Yanqui U.X.O.'' through ''G_d's Pee at State's End!'') '') can be streamed at [[https://godspeedyoublackemperor.bandcamp.com/ their Bandcamp]] for free (or purchased for download), and an absolutely colossal number of live performances can be streamed and downloaded at the [[https://archive.org/details/GodspeedYouBlackEmperor Internet Archive]] for free.


** EpicRocking extends to a lot of their sister projects, too, although it's not as extreme with most of them. A Music/SilverMtZion, for example, have yet to have a song exceed twenty minutes, unless you count ''He Has Left Us Alone...'' as only two songs (as the vinyl edition does); furthermore, most of the band's side projects have quite a few released songs that are under ten minutes in length, unlike Godspeed, who have only seven (unless you count the individual movements of ''[='=]Asunder, Sweet[='=]'' as songs).[[note]]GY!BE's tracks below ten minutes in length are the single "Sunshine + Gasoline", "Their Helicopters' Sing" and "Strung Like Lights at Thee Printemps Erable" from ''Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!'', "Undoing a Luciferian Towers" and "Fam / Famine" from ''"Luciferian Towers"'', and "Fire at Static Valley" and "Our Side Has to Win (for D.H.)" from ''At State's End!''. And some people may not even count the ''"Luciferian Towers"'' examples, since they're a single song that was split into two tracks so that the material would fit onto a single LP. (Oddly, "Fam / Famine" was the first part when it was performed live, but appears at the start of side two.)[[/note]]

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** EpicRocking extends to a lot of their sister projects, too, although it's not as extreme with most of them. A Music/SilverMtZion, for example, have yet to have a song exceed twenty minutes, unless you count ''He Has Left Us Alone...'' as only two songs (as the vinyl edition does); furthermore, most of the band's side projects have quite a few released songs that are under ten minutes in length, unlike Godspeed, who have only seven (unless you count the individual movements of ''[='=]Asunder, Sweet[='=]'' as songs).[[note]]GY!BE's tracks below ten minutes in length are [[note]]Namely: the single "Sunshine + Gasoline", "Their Helicopters' Sing" and "Strung Like Lights at Thee Printemps Erable" from ''Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!'', "Undoing a Luciferian Towers" and "Fam / Famine" from ''"Luciferian Towers"'', and "Fire at Static Valley" and "Our Side Has to Win (for D.H.)" from ''At State's End!''. End!'' And some people may not even count the ''"Luciferian Towers"'' examples, since they're a single song that was split into two tracks so that the material would fit onto a single LP. (Oddly, "Fam / Famine" was the first part when it was performed live, but appears at the start of side two.)[[/note]]


* DroneOfDread: A favourite technique of theirs dating back to "The Dead Flag Blues," they've if anything increased their usage of this trope in recent years, with ''entire tracks'' devoted to it now ("Their Helicopters' Sing" and "Strung Like Lights at Thee Printemps Erable" on ''[='=]Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!'', "Lambs' Breath" and "Asunder, Sweet" on ''[='=]Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress[='=]''). ''"Luciferian Towers"'' still employs drone, but it generally seems more aimed at establishing a chilled out ambiance than a mood of dread.

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* DroneOfDread: A favourite technique of theirs dating back to "The Dead Flag Blues," they've if anything increased their usage of this trope in recent years, with ''entire tracks'' devoted to it now ("Their Helicopters' Sing" and "Strung Like Lights at Thee Printemps Erable" on ''[='=]Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!'', "Lambs' Breath" and "Asunder, Sweet" on ''[='=]Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress[='=]''). ''"Luciferian Towers"'' still employs drone, but it generally seems more aimed at establishing a chilled out ambiance than a mood of dread. "Fire at Static Valley" is the only piece on ''G_d's Pee at State's End!'' where the drone seems intended to invoke dread.



** Especially the version of "The Sad Mafioso..." from the LP release; It's much more echoing and deep than the version from the CD release.

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** Especially the version of "The Sad Mafioso..." from the LP release; It's it's much more echoing and deep deeper than the version from the CD release.



* EpicRocking: In spades. Long story short, it's easier to count the number of Godspeed songs that are ''under'' 10 minutes than over. Most of their songs exceed twenty minutes in length, and two are so long that they had to be split across two sides for the vinyl releases:

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* EpicRocking: In spades. Long story short, it's easier to count the number of Godspeed songs that are ''under'' 10 minutes than over. Most of their songs exceed twenty nineteen minutes in length, and two are so long that they had to be split across two sides for the vinyl releases:



** EpicRocking extends to a lot of their sister projects, too, although it's not as extreme with most of them. A Music/SilverMtZion, for example, have yet to have a song exceed twenty minutes, unless you count ''He Has Left Us Alone...'' as only two songs, as the vinyl edition does; furthermore, most of the band's side projects have quite a few released songs that are under ten minutes in length, unlike Godspeed, who have only five (unless you count the individual movements of ''[='=]Asunder, Sweet[='=]'' as songs).

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** EpicRocking extends to a lot of their sister projects, too, although it's not as extreme with most of them. A Music/SilverMtZion, for example, have yet to have a song exceed twenty minutes, unless you count ''He Has Left Us Alone...'' as only two songs, as songs (as the vinyl edition does; does); furthermore, most of the band's side projects have quite a few released songs that are under ten minutes in length, unlike Godspeed, who have only five seven (unless you count the individual movements of ''[='=]Asunder, Sweet[='=]'' as songs).[[note]]GY!BE's tracks below ten minutes in length are the single "Sunshine + Gasoline", "Their Helicopters' Sing" and "Strung Like Lights at Thee Printemps Erable" from ''Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!'', "Undoing a Luciferian Towers" and "Fam / Famine" from ''"Luciferian Towers"'', and "Fire at Static Valley" and "Our Side Has to Win (for D.H.)" from ''At State's End!''. And some people may not even count the ''"Luciferian Towers"'' examples, since they're a single song that was split into two tracks so that the material would fit onto a single LP. (Oddly, "Fam / Famine" was the first part when it was performed live, but appears at the start of side two.)[[/note]]



** ''G_d's Pee at State's End!'' brings sampled spoken-word parts back for the first time in a while; these are apparently sampled from short-wave radio, and open each of the longer pieces on the album. The most notable drone segments are those underpinning the two short-wave segments; they are otherwise mostly absent. Instead, Sophie Trudeau's violin gets an expanded role on this album, notably becoming the lead instrument on the final track "Our Side Has to Wind (for D.H.)". Overall, its mood is somewhat of a piece with that of ''"Luciferian Towers"'' in being less dark than the band's earlier work, despite being recorded during the COVID-19 lockdown; although it is mournful at times, it remains hopeful even then.

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** ''G_d's Pee at State's End!'' brings sampled spoken-word parts back for the first time in a while; these are apparently sampled from short-wave shortwave radio, and open each of the longer pieces on the album. The most notable drone segments are those underpinning the two short-wave segments; they are otherwise mostly absent. Instead, shortwave segments, along with the shorter piece "Fire at Static Valley". Sophie Trudeau's violin violin, which was always an important part of the band's sound, gets an expanded role on this album, notably becoming the lead instrument on the final track "Our Side Has to Wind (for D.H.)". Overall, its mood is somewhat of a piece with that of ''"Luciferian Towers"'' in being less dark than the band's earlier work, despite being recorded during the COVID-19 lockdown; although it is mournful at times, it remains hopeful even then.


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. A sixth album followed at the end of March 2015, and a seventh in September 2017, and another in April 2021.

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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. A sixth album followed at the end of March 2015, and a seventh in September 2017, and another an eighth in April 2021.



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. It received favourable reviews and was awarded the Polaris Prize. A second new album, ''[='=]Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress[='=]'', was released on March 31, 2015, to positive reviews; ''"Luciferian Towers"'' followed on September 22, 2017, also to positive reviews.

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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. It received favourable reviews and was awarded the Polaris Prize. A second new album, ''[='=]Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress[='=]'', was released on March 31, 2015, to positive reviews; ''"Luciferian Towers"'' followed on September 22, 2017, also to positive reviews. Their eighth album, ''G_od's Pee AT STATE'S END!'', was released on April 2, 2021, yet again to positive reviews.



* Efrim Menuck – Guitar, tapes, keyboards
* Mike Moya – Guitar

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* Efrim Manuel Menuck – Guitar, tapes, keyboards
* Mike Michael Moya – Guitar



* Tim Herzog – Drums, percussion

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* Tim Timothy Herzog – Drums, percussion




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* Philippe Leonard - Film, stage projections, art, etc.


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** ''G_d's Pee at State's End!'' brings sampled spoken-word parts back for the first time in a while; these are apparently sampled from short-wave radio, and open each of the longer pieces on the album. The most notable drone segments are those underpinning the two short-wave segments; they are otherwise mostly absent. Instead, Sophie Trudeau's violin gets an expanded role on this album, notably becoming the lead instrument on the final track "Our Side Has to Wind (for D.H.)". Overall, its mood is somewhat of a piece with that of ''"Luciferian Towers"'' in being less dark than the band's earlier work, despite being recorded during the COVID-19 lockdown; although it is mournful at times, it remains hopeful even then.


As of 2017, their four Constellation Records releases (''Yanqui U.X.O.'' through ''"Luciferian Towers"'') can be streamed at [[https://godspeedyoublackemperor.bandcamp.com/ their Bandcamp]] for free (or purchased for download), and an absolutely colossal number of live performances can be streamed and downloaded at the [[https://archive.org/details/GodspeedYouBlackEmperor Internet Archive]] for free.

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As of 2017, 2021, their four five Constellation Records releases (''Yanqui U.X.O.'' through ''"Luciferian Towers"'') ''G_d's Pee at State's End!'') can be streamed at [[https://godspeedyoublackemperor.bandcamp.com/ their Bandcamp]] for free (or purchased for download), and an absolutely colossal number of live performances can be streamed and downloaded at the [[https://archive.org/details/GodspeedYouBlackEmperor Internet Archive]] for free.



* AnarchyIsChaos: Inverted. The band's political position is UsefulNotes/{{Anarchism}} (as song titles such as "Bosses Hang" and "Anthem for No State" probably make clear), and their albums often explore how ''capitalism and government'' are chaotic.

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* AnarchyIsChaos: Inverted. The band's political position is UsefulNotes/{{Anarchism}} (as song titles such as "Bosses Hang" and "Anthem for No State" and the album title ''G_d's Pee at State's End!'' probably make clear), and their albums often explore how ''capitalism and government'' are chaotic.chaotic. The band also says, "All current forms of governance are failed," in the release notes for ''At State's End!''.



* AuthorFilibuster: The liner notes for ''"Luciferian Towers"'', which are very explicit about the band's anarchist, anti-capitalist ideology. A press release announcing the album's release also features demands such as ends to foreign invasions and national borders; "the total dismantling of the prison-industrial complex"; the acknowledgement of healthcare, housing, food, and water as "inalienable human rights"; and "the expert [[PrecisionFStrike fuckers]] who broke this world never get to speak again".

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* AuthorFilibuster: The liner notes for ''"Luciferian Towers"'', which are very explicit about the band's anarchist, anti-capitalist ideology. A press release announcing the album's release also features demands such as ends to foreign invasions and national borders; "the total dismantling of the prison-industrial complex"; the acknowledgement of healthcare, housing, food, and water as "inalienable human rights"; and "the expert [[PrecisionFStrike fuckers]] who broke this world never get to speak again". ''At State's End!'' has similar liner notes.



* BittersweetEnding: "Our Side Has to Win (for D.H.)" is an arguable musical example - it's probably the most beautiful song on the album, and it's also somehow simultaneously mournful and hopeful.



** The two twenty-minute tracks on ''G_d's Pee at State's End!'' have their longest titles by far, since the tracks themselves are just lists of their movements. Thus, we have (capitalisation as per the band's Bandcamp):
*** "A Military Alphabet (five eyes all blind) (4521.0kHz 6730.0kHz 4109.09kHz) / Job's Lament / First of the Last Glaciers / where we break how we shine (ROCKETS FOR MARY)"
*** "'GOVERNMENT CAME' (9980.0kHz 3617.1kHz 4521.0 kHz) / Cliffs Gaze / cliffs’ gaze at empty waters’ rise / ASHES TO SEA or NEARER TO THEE"



* SpokenWordInMusic: 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[='=]'', ''"Luciferian Towers"'', or the CD version of ''Yanqui U.X.O.'' (it does appear in a hidden track on the vinyl edition, however).

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* SpokenWordInMusic: 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; for a while; only one song on ''[='=]Allelujah'' has an example of this, and it does not appear at all on ''[='=]Asunder, Sweet[='=]'', ''"Luciferian Towers"'', or the CD version of ''Yanqui U.X.O.'' (it does appear in a hidden track on the vinyl edition, however). ''G_d's Pee at State's End!'' returns to the spoken-word samples, which are apparently sampled from shortwave radio, judging from the liner notes on their Bandcamp.

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