Godspeed You Black Emperor!
|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||post-rock instrumental experimental ambient post rock|
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Disenfranchised Canadian outsiders Godspeed You Black Emperor! appropriate their lengthy moniker from a Japanese motorbike gang, probably via Mitsuo Yanagimachis documentary Buraku Empororu. The collective was formed in Montreal, Quebec, in 1994 by Efrim Menuck (guitar), Roger Tellier-Craig (guitar), Bruce Caudron (drums), Aidan Girt (drums), Mauro Pezzente (bass), Thierry Amar (bass), Norsola Johnson (cello), Sophie Trudeau (violin), and David Bryant (guitar, tapes). That years All Lights Fucked On The Hairy Amp Drooling was a cassette-only release, with a print run of just 33 copies and, notably featured track titles such as Revisionist Alternatif Wound To The Haircut Hit Head and Perfumed Pink Corpses From The Lips of Ms Dion. Portentous by more than one definition, the collective creates romantically pessimistic music that is pretentiously weighty and full of unspecifiable significance.