Godspeed You! Black Emperor- Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada
This week I’m upping the ante from one song to two, but these two songs span almost a half hour. Godspeed, for those of you unfamiliar, are a post-rock band (instrumental), although Godspeed like to augment their instrumentation with samples of all kinds of things from interviews with random people, to announcements from a gas station intercom. They tend to be a bit on the stranger side. The second track, “BBF3,” features some such sampling in the form of an interview filled with eccentric ramblings about the downfall of the US, and this interview really drives this whole EP. The opening track, “Moya,” is captivating with some fantastic chelo and violin work perfectly leading into “BBF3.” If you’ve never listened to, or heard of, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, this would be a prime starting point to see if you would enjoy them.