Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Yanqui U.X.O (2002)

This is a more restrained album that their other
releases. The dynamic tension that would normally
explode into shards of noise is used as a template
to produce harmonic structures that pulse and throb
with their own rhythms, giving a dark dreamscape
that had been hinted at before but never fully realised.

These are long tracks giving the guitars, keyboards
and string sections room to evolve within their own
melodic passages. Vocals are kept to a ghostly whisper
which add to the brooding feel.

Don't be fooled into thinking that this is backgound
music ...... play this loud and proud, let the whole
experience wash over you.

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