Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Formed in 1994 in Montreal Quebec GY!BE are a Canadian “post-rock” group. Existing somewhere in the vacuum and fallout of early King Crimson, Talk Talk (Spirit of Eden), GYBE create huge, organic and highly dramatic music with dark melodic ‘motorik’ rhythms, emotional textures and plangent melodies.

GYBE have toured with fellow Montreal sound artist Tim Hecker and their approach to sound is sonic / non-linear rather than riff based, dispensing with the usual rock  motifs in favour of more sculptural extended  vignettes. Fans of Amnesiac era Radiohead would find much to enjoy in GYBE’s Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven album released in 2000, the year before.



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