Matt Jones

GYBE!

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The first thing that strikes you when you go and see Godspeed You Black Emperor! live is that there is a heck of a lot of ‘em - 9 in fact; 3 guitarists, a cellist, a violinist, 2 bass players and 2 drummers. Most of the material they played was from their latest album ‘Lift Yr Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven’ and the sounds rippled then swelled into a cacophonus wall of noise as each song followed a repetitive pattern of quiet then loUD! I enjoyed the gig but I wouldn't say I was massively entertained by it. I can't quite pin point why I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would… they certainly made an incredible noise, but if there's 9 musicians on stage, there's always going to be an incredible noise made of some description.