Thursday, February 02, 2006

to wish someone a long and prosperous journey

...that is the meaning of "Godspeed" of course. So going to make this a short post since I'm incredibly tired and my brain isn't really functioning properly. This post, is of course about Godspeed You! Black Emperor [who used to be called Godspeed You Black Emperor!, but obviously thought the quotation mark made more of a statement in the middle like that]. And they are of course the band I mentioned yesterday in my post about Explosions in the Sky. I found out a little more about them, too. Thus, I shall quote from here:

"They had never played a show, and somehow got this gig booked on July 4th as Breaker Morant. That night as we finished the remarkable set, we sat out, watching the fireworks, and they decided that they were going to be called Explosions In The Sky from now on."

Pretty cool, eh? If you follow the link above then you can download another seven live session tracks from them. Just in case you lacked incentive.

But enough. Godspeed..'s music is "by turns harrowing, mordant, violent, indulgent, delicate, and unspeakably beautiful," as described by Epitonic. And although you can find MP3 samples on the band's official website, there are two full songs on this Epitonic page. So go there for these songs:

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven
The Buildings They Are Sleeping Now

You'll need to enter your email address, but don't worry, I doubt you'll receive any emails from the now seemingly defunct Epitonic site, [I haven't. At all. Ever. Except for a confirmation email]. Oh, and you should also appreciate the wondrous nature of that first song title!!


Jeniferever - From Across The Sea

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Look at the sky - it's parting

So for the rest of the week we'll be going on a "post-rock" binge, bringing you the very best from the genre, admired by some, detested by others. We'll get away from the dead-on, straight-ahead music I always feature and have a look at some sprawling masterpieces; beautiful, epic songs for you to enjoy...

Basically, Explosions in the Sky are brilliant. Sounding similar to Godspeed You! Black Emperor, they are perhaps a tiny bit more accessible. Less silence. More emotion? Nah, but seemingly more... focus. Well, without further ado, here's the tracks. I hope you enjoy them... I especially like "Have You Passed Through This Night?" The intro and everything reminds me of that Godspeed... song, where it starts with the guy talking, "the car was on fire", etc.

Explosions in the Sky

A Poor Man's Memory
Have You Passed Through This Night?

For more go here.