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Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Luciferian Towers
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September 22, 2017


Luciferian Towers is the latest harmonious transmission from Godspeed, recorded in a burning motorboat and delivered live and direct into your mind by way of the groups longtime home of Constellation, some twenty years on from their first album for the Canadian imprint.

Whats instantly striking about Luciferian Towers is the eclectic stance the album takes, the near-mythical post-rock luminaries have seemingly hoovered up influence from the recent work of Aine O'Dwyer, Paul Giovanni and This Heat if they had journeyed more into the realms of classical music. These influences are let to drip into the slip stream veins of the ever-expanding universe that Godspeed music inhabits.

Supplying us with a map of sorts, the group's guide to the meaning behind each of the albums eight chapters is below to accompany you on the albums trip:

"1. UNDOING A LUCIFERIAN TOWERS – look at that fucking skyline! big lazy money writ in dull marble obelisks! imagine all those buildings much later on, hollowed out and stripped bare of wires and glass, listen- the wind is whistling through all 3,000 of its burning window-holes!

  1. BOSSES HANG – labor, alienated from the wealth it creates, so that holy cow, most of us live precariously! kicking at it, but barely hanging on! also – the proud illuminations of our shortened lives! also – more of us than them! also – what we need now is shovels, wells, and barricades!

  2. FAM / FAMINE – how they kill us = absentee landlord, burning high-rise. the loud panics of child-policemen and their exploding trigger-hands. with the dull edge of an arbitrary meritocracy. neglect, cancer maps, drone strike, famine. the forest is burning and soon they’ll hunt us like wolves.

  3. ANTHEM FOR NO STATE – kanada, emptied of its minerals and dirty oil. emptied of its trees and water. a crippled thing, drowning in a puddle, covered in ants. the ocean doesn’t give a shit because it knows it’s dying too.

Finally and in conclusion; The “luciferian towers” L.P. was informed by the following grand demands:

  • an end to foreign invasions

  • an end to borders

  • the total dismantling of the prison-industrial complex

  • healthcare, housing, food and water acknowledged as an inalienable human right

  • the expert fuckers who broke this world never get to speak again"

An album that is as sorrowful as it is hopeful, one of the years most epic bar none, but with Godspeed You! Black Emperor at the helm, would you expect anything less?

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