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Old 02-09-2008, 07:44 AM
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Godspeed You! Black Emperor Finally Announce There Split
From nme.com - can't say i didn't see it happening like.

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[COLOR=#0000ff]Godspeed You Black Emperor[/COLOR] have announced their split.

The Montreal post-rock innovators have called it a day, but not for the reasons of 'musical differences' cited by many retiring bands.

Instead, founder Efrin Menuck declared that the band had become untenable due to "an existential freakout" relating to the Iraq war.

Menuck told Drownedinsound: "The last American tour that Godspeed did was in the run up to the current war in Iraq. For what Godspeed did, it was very difficult for us to work out a way to communicate directly with the audience about what was going on."

He continued: "We could talk to people after the shows, or we could make announcements from the stage, but so much what Godspeed was, was one-way communication, and I had an existential freakout about that, that those tactics aren't valid anymore.

"People didn't need a rock band pointing in the direction of (how the world was at that point). Maybe what they needed is some clumsy words, a presentation that was a little more human."

But Menuck hinted that personal issues between the members also played a part in the decision to split: "On a personal level I now find (Godspeed) to be inappropriate. There's a complicated back story. I reached a point whereby I was no longer willing to contribute to the steering of the ship; it was like, 'Okay now, someone else point the direction, I love you all, but I need to ride shotgun for a while'. I think that bands do have a short shelf life."

[COLOR=#0000ff]Godspeed You Black Emperor[/COLOR] formed in 1994 and released six albums and EPs, culminating in 2004's 'Tiny Little Hammers'. Since when they have been on 'indefinite hiatus'.
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Old 02-09-2008, 01:55 PM
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Re: Godspeed You! Black Emperor Finally Announce There Split
Sad news, but no real surprise. I'm more confused about what these 'six albums and eps' are, since I'm only aware of four, and haven't even heard of 'Tiny Little Hammers' before (and neither has google).
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:16 PM
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Re: Godspeed You! Black Emperor Finally Announce There Split
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Sad news, but no real surprise. I'm more confused about what these 'six albums and eps' are, since I'm only aware of four, and haven't even heard of 'Tiny Little Hammers' before (and neither has google).
It's supposed to be Tiny Silver Hammers, an unofficial live ep. It was deleted off wikipedia, but google stil has a cached version of the page.

http://kapritska.blogspot.com/2007/0...ny-silver.html
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:53 PM
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Re: Godspeed You! Black Emperor Finally Announce There Split


Sad. Few groups have reached me on the level of GY!BE.
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:21 AM
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Re: Godspeed You! Black Emperor Finally Announce There Split
sucks...
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:56 AM
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http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/articl...tely-broken-up
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:13 AM
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Re: Godspeed You! Black Emperor Finally Announce There Split
yay!
i'm not holding out for another release anytime soon, but who knows, this whole mix up might just produce something.
honestly that interview sounded like a break based purely on inactivity. get the name going again and stuff might happen...
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Old 02-20-2008, 04:25 AM
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Re: Godspeed You! Black Emperor Finally Announce There Split
Well theres still a hope they'll be something released and a chance to see them live one day. Hoora.
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Old 02-21-2008, 07:33 PM
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Re: Godspeed You! Black Emperor Finally Announce There Split
I'm not sure if this is the most pretentious or creative rationale for a band to split
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Old 03-16-2008, 04:03 PM
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I'm not sure if this is the most pretentious or creative rationale for a band to split
He could have worded it better to make it sound less pretentious, IMO.
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