wow. now that’s what i call music!

In my neverending quest for interesting music, I’ve downloaded a couple of (free & legal) mp3’s by the band Godspeed You Black Emperor. Wow. On first listen I am blown away. If you have high-speed access (or dialup and a lot of time), download these tracks and listen for yourself.

Their album entitled Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven is reviewed at Allmusic.com and Pitchforkmedia.

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10 thoughts on “wow. now that’s what i call music!

  1. Thanks, Matt. I have three Stereolab CDs that a student burned for me. I like ’em, and I’ll have to give _Emperor Tomato Ketchup_ another listen soon.

  2. One of my all-time favourite bands – they’re from Montreal. If you like Godspeed you will also like their offshoot – A Silver Mt. Zion – and probably Mogwai as well.
    You can hear more along these lines if you visit http://blather.org and play the most current MIXTAPE.

  3. If you get a chance, listen to “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun” off Pink Floyd’s album “A Saucerful of Secrets” from 1967. Granted it isn’t nearly as refined, but I think there are definite similarities between PF and Mogwai, GYBE, and the others. What I find so interesting is that despite the 35 year time gap, it’s all classified under the same “experimental” genre.
    The more things change – the more they remain the same. Kinda comforting.

  4. “The more things change – the more they remain the same. Kinda comforting.”
    It’s sort of funny that a contemporary “experimental” band would sound so similar to music made over a generation ago, isn’t it?

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