G_d’s Pee AT STATE'S END
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
180g vinyl LP + 10" on Constellation. Housed in a gatefold jacket with thermographic print, colour flood interior, artwork inner sleeves.
" we wrote it on the road mostly. when that was still a place.
and then recorded it in masks later, distanced at the beginning of the second wave.
it was autumn, and the falling sun was impossibly fat and orange.
we tried to summon a brighter reckoning there,
bent beneath varied states of discomfort, worry and wonderment.
we fired up the shortwave radios again, for the first time in a long time.
and found that many things had changed.
the apocalypse pastors were still there, but yelling END TIMES NOW where they once yelled "end times soon".
and the transmission-detritus of automated militaries takes up more bandwidth now,
so that a lot of frequencies are just pulses of rising white static,
digital codexes announcing the status of various watching and killing machines.
and the ham-radio dads talk to each other all night long.
about their dying wives and what they ate for lunch and what they'll do with their guns when antifa comes.
this record is about all of us waiting for the end.
all current forms of governance are failed.
this record is about all of us waiting for the beginning,
and is informed by the following demands=
empty the prisons
take power from the police and give it to the neighbourhoods that they terrorise.
end the forever wars and all other forms of imperialism.
tax the rich until they're impoverished.
much love to all the other lost and lovely ones,
these are death-times and our side has to win.
we'll see you on the road once the numbers fall.
xoxoxox god's pee
montreal, quebec, kanada
1 march, 2021 "
releases April 2, 2021
god’s pee was:
Aidan Girt – sitting drums and standing drums
David Bryant – electric guitars, mg-1
Efrim Manuel Menuck – electric guitars, op-1, radios
Mauro Pezzente – electric bass
Michael Moya – electric guitars
Sophie Trudeau – violins and organ
Thierry Amar – electric bass and upright bass
Timothy Herzog – sitting drums and standing drums, glockenspiel
Karl Lemieux and Philippe Leonard – 16mm projections
recorded and mixed by Jace Lasek.
tracked live at thee mighty hotel2tango, 6-11 octobre 2020. edits and overdubs 12-18 octobre 2020.
mastered by Harris Newman at Greymarket.
illustrations by William Schmiechen.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor release their seventh studio album, making the last ten years the most prolific of their nearly three-decade career. ‘G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END’ contains some of the rawest and most charged material of their celebrated discography - cinematic, dynamic post-rock that ebbs and flows majestically over side-long epics - but also some of their most delicate and poignant.
Tracklist/ Track Times:
12a [20:22] A Military Alphabet (five eyes all blind) (4521.0kHz 6730.0kHz 4109.09kHz) / Job’s Lament / First of the Last Glaciers / where we break how we shine (ROCKETS FOR MARY)
12b [19:48] “GOVERNMENT CAME” (9980.0kHz 3617.1kHz 4521.0 kHz) /
Cliffs Gaze / cliffs’ gaze at empty waters’ rise / ASHES TO SEA or NEARER TO THEE
10a [5:58] Fire at Static Valley
10b [6:30] OUR SIDE HAS TO WIN (for D.H.)