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年份 2015
藝人 Godspeed You Black Emperor
專輯   Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress (CD)
廠牌   Constellation
樂風   Alternative Rock, Post-Rock

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GY!BE 回歸後第二張強勢專輯!



Godspeed You! Black Emperor (GYBE) returns with its first single LP-length release since the groups earliest days in 1997-99. "Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress" clocks in at a succinct 40:23 and is arguably the most focused and best-sounding recording of the bands career. Working with sound engineer Greg Norman (Electrical Audio) at studios in North Carolina and Montreal, GYBE slowly and steadily put the new album together through late 2013 and 2014, emerging with a mighty slab of superlative sonics, shot through with all the bands inimitable signposts and touchstones: huge unison riffage, savage noise/drone, oscillating overtones, guitar vs. string counterpoint, inexorable crescendos and scorched-earth transitions.

Following Godspeeds return from a long hiatus at the end of 2010 to begin playing live shows again, and with the hugely acclaimed "Allelujah! Dont Bend! Ascend! release in 2012 marking their first new release in a decade, the group continued to perform regularly on their own headlining tours (and as headliners at many leading festivals), often including a new multi-movement piece in concert over the past couple of years. Known to fans and through live show recordings by the sobriquet "Behemoth", GYBE has gradually distilled this new work down to a fastidious and uncompromising essence in the studio, with the swing-time swagger of the opening unison riff in "Peasantry or Light! Inside of Light!" giving way to increasing microtonal divergences and an exhilarating immersion in the harmonic power of massed amplified instruments, before collapsing into some of the most visceral and unalloyed noise/drone the band has yet committed to tape on "Lambs Breath" and "Asunder, Sweet”. The album closes with "Piss Crowns Are Trebled", a classic 14-minute piece of vintage Godspeed, where ascending and descending guitar and violin melodies intertwine over gut-rattling distorted bass in 3/4 time, segueing into a pummeling four-on-the-floor series of sparkling, soaring crescendos

Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress finds Godspeed in top form; a sterling celebration of the bands awesome dialectic, where composition, emotion and "note-choice" is inextricable from an exacting focus on tone, timbre, resonance and the sheer materiality of sound. The album is available on 180 gram vinyl in a gatefold jacket with printed inner sleeve and insert poster, on CD in a 100% recycled custom paperboard jacket, and on all manner of formats in our fractured digital marketplace.

Thanks for listening.

Release date: 31 March 2015
Running time: 40:23


PACKAGING NOTES
CD comes in a custom gatefold jacket printed on thick 24pt. paperboard with a printed CD dust sleeve. LP is pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl at Optimal (Germany) and comes in a heavyweight gatefold jacket with full-colour printed dust sleeve, pull-out art poster and download code for 320 kbps MP3 copy of the album.

TRACKLIST
1. Peasantry or Light! Inside of Light!
2. Lambs Breath
3. Asunder, Sweet
4. Piss Crowns Are Trebled



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