Godspeed You! Black Emperor are set to release their new album 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!' on October 15th.
An unpredictable beast, virtually every activity Godspeed You! Black Emperor undertake is slowly poured over. Reforming in 2010, the band played a full tour of North America and Europe last year before confirming their intentions to write new material.
Now the band have signalled their intention to release a new album - their first in a decade. Coming ten years after the release of 'Yanqui U.X.O.', new album 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!' seems to be typically ground-breaking.
Containing just four tracks, 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!' is dominated by two lengthy pieces. Performed live as 'Albanian' and 'Gamelan' the recorded versions are titled 'MLADIC' and 'WE DRIFT LIKE WORRIED FIRE' and stretch out to the twenty minute mark.
Alongside this, Godspeed You! Black Emperor have stitched together two drone works, lasting for six and a half minutes. Presented in sequence on the CD / digital versions, the vinyl edition presents these tracks as a standalone seven inch.
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!' is set to be released on October 15th.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor have also confirmed two shows:
4 London Kentish Town Forum
5 London Kentish Town Forum