Godspeed You! Black Emperor

S.C. Barrus, S. Cody Barrus, Away and AwayAre you a fan of 20 minute songs?  It should in no way surprise you that I am, when done right.  Why?  For the build up, for the intricacy, they listen like a novel, reoccurring themes and rhythms, their unique ability to descend into chaos and return to order.  For all these reasons, and more, I love Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

They are not held back by conventions, free to play absurdly long intros and outros.  Their music and be haunting, can be beautiful, hypnotic, loud and angry, soft and dramatic.  They are free to run the gambit, and yet they have no lyrics.

If you like this band be sure to check out Music – Mesmerizing and Hypnotic.

Farewell from S.C.B.


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