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.
Magyar Posse was a Finnish instrumental post-rock band formed in 2000 in the city of Pori, Finland. They have released 3 albums. Their debut album We Will Carry You Over the Mountains was released on Verdura Records in 2002, and it got a good reception. The second album Kings of Time on the same label in 2004 gave them more publicity. It went to Top40 album list in Finland and was praised by critics. Magyar Posse released their third album, titled Random Avenger May 17, 2006. Magyar Posse's music is instrumental and usually has a soundtrack-like atmosphere. Their biggest influence is a soundtrack composer Ennio Morricone, although their music reminds more of certain post-rock bands like Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Sigur Ros and Tortoise.
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…