Godspeed You! Black Emperor: Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada LP

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Constellation's second vinyl-only release from Godspeed You! Black Emperor contains two long songs, and sets the bar for the sprawling compositions that would characterise the group in the years to follow. Side A features “Moya,” a broiling cascade of upward scales that repeatedly explodes beyond its own threshold. 

“BBF3” on Side B clocks in at 18 minutes, and is the band’s most lyrical, multi-movement music to date, more elaborated melodic figures wind around an angry spoken-word field recording (infamously culminating in the recital of the speaker’s poem, verses lifted straight from Iron Maiden). Both songs were recorded with Dale Morningstar at the old Gas Station studio in Toronto.
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