Music today has been Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s latest album with its silly title G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END! but the music is stirring and dramatic, heralding the arrival of a great warrior from the stars. They’re Canadian and their darkness seems unique from that country – Canadians are all so level-headed, aren’t they (cliche), still, there’s Canadian cool and there’s dark Canadian cool and this is it. I saw them live once. The main guy, I think he was the main guy by the way he walked on stage, sat on a normal kitchen chair close-ish to the front of the stage with his back to the audience the whole gig and of course they’re not personalities performing for you so nobody said anything but they played this magnificent sky tearing rhythmic and melodic noise, they made Einstürzende Neubauten sound like Bread. The new album is great – if you like that kind of thing.
Music Of The Daze
The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. See more pictures and read the full post here.