Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F♯ A♯ ∞
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Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 265 ratings
1997 Ratings: #3
August 14, 1997 / Release Date
LP / Format
Constellation, Kranky / Label
Post-Rock / Genres
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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
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.
It’s funny how quickly this clicks and how LYSF takes soooo many more listens
The only thing that somewhat lets me down are the silence parts. Like, 3 or 4 minutes of silence is too boring for today's standards.
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#11/Consequence of Sound

Track List

  1. The Dead Flag Blues (Intro) 
  2. Slow Moving Trains 
  3. The Cowboy... 
  4. Drugs in Tokyo 
  5. The Dead Flag Blues (Outro) 
  6. Untitled 
  7. ...Nothing's Alrite in Our Life... / The Dead Flag Blues (Reprise) 
  8. The Sad Mafioso... 
  9. Kicking Horse on Brokenhill 
  10. String Loop Manufactured During Downpour...
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Added on: October 8, 2012