So a local record store where i live just said they're getting in a new Godspeed You! Black Emperor album in on the 31st of March named 'Asunder, Sweet & Other Distress'... Somebody asked about it in the comments, and they say that it's a surprise release from the band... Does anyone know anything about this?
Well it's been a while since allelujah and they've had behemoth in the setlist for a couple of years and that's enough material for a 45 minute album.
Also it's the BEST FUCKING SONG THEY HAVE EVER PLAYED (almost at least) so this better be real
i looked up the record store's facebook page and it seems legit unless they just decided to lie and make this whole thing up for which i can see no reason to do so unless the store owners are just unrelentingly cruel people
No lying from me bud, i'm just fucking exited
The record store as well as their facebook page is 100% legit... I've personally had nothing but good experience with them... fingers crossed
I think that it's just the first record store to break the silence tbh
Translation of what their saying to this dude in the comments
Sebastian: New album from GYBE?
Route 66: Yup, surprise release
Sebastian: That's some a surprise, i think it's you who's breaking the news
Route 66: That happens sometimes
We Ace Of Base general now?
Mladic = Storm > Moya = Providence > Sleep = Dead Flag Blues = Sunshine + Gasoline > George Bush Cut Up While Talking > BBF3 > East Hastings > Motherfucker Redeemer = We Drift Like Worried Fire >> Strung Like Lights At Thee Printemps Erable = 09-15-00 = Static = Antennas To Heaven > Rockets Fall on Rocket Falls > Their Helicopters' Sing
I've seen "wrong" before but you just transcended.
This, except the drones should be worked better into tracks.
I personally hope they lose the war aesthetic and bring some more sci-fi/film setting sounds back into the picture, like We Drift Like Worried Fire and Sunshine + Gasoline.
Lemme guess, you're one of those guys who hates Storm, thinks Moya is the best, and thinks Yanqui is their 2nd best album?
Or that Rockets Fall on Rocket Falls is their masterpiece?
Or that the drone tracks on Allelujah are totally mixed well with two tracks recorded a decade previous?
Yeah, another ambient/drone track that's not just BWAAAAAAAAHHHH like the ADBA drone tracks would be cool.
Part of me wants for them to go deeper into the evil-sounding aggressive side and release a Sunn/Swans lovechild album, but part of me wants the old emotional Godspeed back.
>Part of me wants for them to go deeper into the evil-sounding aggressive side and release a Sunn/Swans lovechild album, but part of me wants the old emotional Godspeed back.
I know the feeling.
Weakest on the album but still excellent
>thinks Moya is the best
Great, not THE best
>and thinks Yanqui is their 2nd best album
Mostly because Static and Antennas were so low, and George Bush seemed very pointless.
Sunshine + Gasoline didn't do much for me, it just sounds they were still in the embryonic stage of being a band.
>Mostly because Static and Antennas were so low, and George Bush seemed very pointless.
George Bush is just something that I have a bias because it made such a strong fear response when I listened to the album in the dark, when I went to sleep with it on once.
I like moments of Static and Antennas a lot more than they sum of their parts. If I ranked the moments, the list would be a lot different.
Whoops, meant to say that. Thanks for the correction.
>Guy: New record from GY!BE?
>Store: Yup, surprise release.
>Guy: A real fucking surprise, seems like you're the ones to break it.
>Store: Happens every once in a while.
>Guy: Well, I'm hyped.
>Store: Upcoming releases with some unsure release dates (They are easily changed)
>No vinyl-date for blur.
That makes sense, it has a similar feeling, especially to the strings at the end of Moya, after the climax.
I thought it was '97, around the same time as F#, but I just looked it up and it was '98, so I guess you're right. I guess I'm trying to say it doesn't sound fully developed, just like a sketch.
OFFICIAL LYSF MOMENTS RANKINGS
1- Middle/end of Sleep
2- End of Antennas
3- Crescendo of Static
4- End of Storm
5- Beginning/middle of Storm
6- Middle of Antennas
7- Beginning/middle of Sleep
8- Everything else
>I guess I'm trying to say it doesn't sound fully developed, just like a sketch.
I think it's supposed to sound like it's playing through PA speaker or some shit. Notice how the ending sounds completely "normal" in contrast with with the rest of the track. It's strangely eerie.
I bike past that store regularly, but I've never actually been in there. It looks like a legit place, not just some random fucks with a collection and a register.
Not saying you can't find good stuff in scruffy basement collections, but they're not the most reliable for date leaks.
I know they most likely want but I wish they would do another dark, lo-fi album on tape. Aside from the music, the aesthetic of F#A# and what we have of All Lights is much cooler than their newer image.
>tfw it's arm outstretched, with it's arm outstreched
Let's do this
333 Frames Per Second > Ditty for Moya > And the Hairy Guts Shine > No Job > Son of a Diplomat, Daughter of a Politician > Random Luvly Moncton Blue(s) > Shot Thru Tubes > Hush > Drifting Intro Open > Devil's in the Church > Deterior Three > Glencairn 14 > All Angels Gone > Perfumed Pink Corpses from the Lips of Ms. Celine Dion > When All the Furnaces Exploded > Three Three Three > Hoarding > Loose the Idiot Dogs > Dadmomdaddy > Beep > Revisionist Alternatif Wounds to the Hair-Cut Hit Head > Diminishing Shine > Dress Like Shit > Deterior 23 > Buried Ton > Deterior 17
It really does seem like we won't get the feel of their early work back. Not even the side projects of much less acclaim like Set Fire to Flames or Silver Mt. Zion deliver on that feel.