Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F♯ A♯ ∞
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I was laying down and I decided to give this album a closer listen, as it’s an album I put on to sleep to but I never focused on. Here is what I saw

I imagined an entire story. Starting off is a desert, with almost nothing in sight but ruin, which is established in the opening narration. There is a man alone in this space who is dehydrated and struggling to not give up. I see him moving slowly before he passes out

There is a section of this song in which all of a sudden the music feels ... read more
Haha AllMusic gave this a 6/10
Like, let's be real with myself. I'm never listening to this again. Who in the world would want to listen to the musical equivalent of white noise for an hour a second time. Like, don't get me wrong, i liked it. I'm never gonna think about it again. I've already forgotten basically every part.

Hell, I gave Lift Your Skinny Fists a 98/100 and I've only listened to that twice.

Don't get me wrong, this music is grand, exciting, and original. But it's also ... read more
I legit feel like I'm Odysseus or some shit and that GYBE are essentially the musical equivalent of Homer in that they took me on one of the most amazing musical journeys of my life. This album is to music for me what the Iliad and the Odyssey are to me for reading, an absolutely radical experience to say the least

The outro on Providence literally scared the absolute shit out of me. 2-3 minutes of deafening silence and then BOOM!! What a finish.
I listened to this after having the most special musical experience of my life with Lift Your Skinny Fists so I had really high expectations. This album didn't let me down. GY!BE is a band that pretty much uses the real Post-Rock meaning. If you listen to their music with attention, you'll see things, imagine things, FEEL things. That's why people say their music is cinematic. It's almost like watching a film. It takes us to another reality, another dimention, feelings I can only get with ... read more
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Track List

  1. Nervous, Sad, Poor...
    • The Dead Flag Blues (Intro) 
    • Slow Moving Trains 
    • The Cowboy... 
    • Drugs in Tokyo 
    • The Dead Flag Blues (Outro) 
    • Untitled 
  2. Bleak, Uncertain, Beautiful...
    • ...Nothing's Alrite in Our Life... / The Dead Flag Blues (Reprise) 
    • The Sad Mafioso... 
    • Kicking Horse on Brokenhill 
    • String Loop Manufactured During Downpour...

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Added on: October 8, 2012