After two years of constant touring and near-unanimous critical acclaim, Godspeed You! Black Emperor assembled a collection of new recordings that charted the creative evolution of the band as well as its literal physical movement on the road, criss-crossing North America and Europe.
Harrowing guitars, plaintive strings, pulsing basses and explosive drums combine with glockenspiels, horns and tape drones to form an overwhelming palette of sounds, always driven by fierce melodic momentum and intense emotional resonance. GYBE continued to paint on an impossibly large canvas, with an uncanny blend of world-weariness and naive exuberance that spoke volumes about the conflicts and contradictions permeating our political and cultural life. The tension between humility and hubris conjured an epic scope and a raw hope that such sweeping gestures might survive with some semblance of substance.
"A continually shifting collage of sound replete with haunting strings, edgy percussion and eerie, often apocalyptic-sounding samples...Words just aren't enough for this band." - The Independent
"A massive, achingly beautiful work, alternately elegiac and ferocious." - Pitchfork
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven Track Listing:
2. Like Antennas To Heaven