The instrumental, multimedia Montreal group Godspeed You! Black Emperor creates extended, repetition-oriented chamber rock. The minimal and patient builds-to-crescendo of the group's compositions results in a meditative and hypnotic listen that becomes almost narrative when combined with found-sound splices and the films of their visual collaborators. Collection includes: 'F#A#∞' (1998); 'Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada E.P.' (1999); 'Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven!' (2000) 2CD; 'Yanqui U.X.O.' (2002); 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!' (2012); 'Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress' (2015).
God Speed You! Black Emperor is a 1976 Japanese black-and-white 16 mm documentary film, by director Mitsuo Yanagimachi, which follows the exploits of young Japanese motorcyclists, the "Black Emperors". The 1970s in Japan saw the rise of a motorcycling movement called the bōsōzoku, which drew the interest of the media. The movie follows a member of the "Black Emperors" motorcycle club and his interaction with his parents after he gets in trouble with the police.
Portland experimentalists whose singular sound touches on psychedelia, modal music, hard rock, and dub. Collection includes: The Burden Of Hope (2003); Redlight (2004); Interpretations Of Three Psychedelic Rock Songs From Around The World (2005); Black Tar Prophecies vol's 1, 2, & 3 (2006); Burning Off Impurities (2007); Doomsdayer's Holiday (2008); Take Refuge In Clean Living (2008); Deep Politics (2011).
Inner Odyssey is a Canadian, Québec-based, quintet that continues the legacy that was paved by progressive metal bands like Dream Theater and Fates Warning. The band had its humble beginnings with Vincent Leboeuf Gadreau, in 2007, while he was still college. After just leaving a hardcore band, the guitarist desided to put his creative talent into the progressive genre due to his love for bands like Riverside, Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree, Symphony X and many others. The result of this new project was the band Inner Odyssey which mixes the hard lines of modern metal music with the strong emotional feeling tones of old fashioned and modern progressive rock…
New 2014 studio album from the band which now features the talents of Nick Beggs, bass / stick player from the Steve Hackett and Steven Wilson bands!‘Godspeed’ is the third release by the band that was formed in 2009 when Belgian producer and Synth musician Frank Van Bogaert and keyboard player William Beckers established FISH ON FRIDAY as a studio-based Progressive Rock project. The band’s debut album – ‘Shoot The Moon’ was released in 2010 and saw the band augmented by Californian guitarist Marty Townsend and drummer Marcus Weymaere. All in all ‘Godspeed’ is a Progressive Rock album of fine songs and excellent musicianship that should appeal instantly to fans of most of the more song-based Progressive Rock bands around in the 70’s and 80’s.
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, A Silver Mt. Zion (just one of its many names) came to life in 1999 as a project for Godspeed You! Black Emperor member Efrim Menuck in his attempt to learn to score music. The original idea was pushed aside, and the project would go on to become a group setting, and was more in touch with the idea of the organic growth and exploration of music than the heavily composed and arranged theoretical work of Godspeed. Inspired to record an album of the music that had been made, Menuck built up the first version of A Silver Mt. Zion, taking on violinist Sophie Trudeau and bassist Thierry Amar, both known as collaborators in the Godspeed family. The band made its live debut in 1999 and released its first album, He Has Left Us Alone But Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corner of Our Rooms…, on Constellation in 2000. Still known as A Silver Mt. Zion, the band expanded its membership in 2000 – adding cellist Beckie Foon, guitarist Ian Ilavsky, and violinist Jessica Moss – which led to the first of many name changes.