RevengeOfPluto

God's Pee* - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend as reviewed by RevengeOfPluto

January 31, 2019
referencing 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend, CD, Album, CST081-2

While not the strongest release from the group, what can you expect? This is a comeback record after a ten year hiatus. It's full of fun little drone bits and well placed samples, along with some interesting to hear instrumentals.
anduine

God's Pee* - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend anduine

October 3, 2017
referencing 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend, CD, Album, CST081-2
Definitely a drone-oriented piece, but wonderful subtleties the more you listen. My vinyl copy sounds gorgeous, sorry to hear some have noisy copies. I found the vinyl production to be stellar. I bought several of their records at once direct from constellation and they slipped a nice handwritten note thanking me for their support :)
DogsCollection

Godspeed You! Black Emperor* - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend DogsCollection

March 17, 2016
referencing 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend, LP + 7" + Album, CST081-1

My copy sounds great, it's barely noisy, other than at the last minutes of side B1. Too bad the etched Youtube URL doesn't work anymore. It's a nice piece of history.
fahizah

Godspeed You! Black Emperor* - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend fahizah

August 19, 2015
referencing 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend, LP + 7" + Album, CST081-1
I bought this when it came out. but now just realized that I didn't get any 7" along with it. I didn't even know it was supposed to come with one? Damn, I sort of feel gypped.
CompleteSound

Godspeed You! Black Emperor* - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend CompleteSound

September 16, 2015
referencing 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend, LP + 7" + Album, CST081-1
I didn't realise it came with one until I found it in the front part of the gatefold, I'm guessing you've already looked in there?
blewbird33

God's Pee* - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend blewbird33

July 13, 2015
referencing 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend, CD, Album, CST081-2
I compared 'Allelujah!' to Yanqui U.X.O. and found the latter far more subtle and exciting. What happened between 2002 and 2012, it makes you wonder.
SignalsFromAbove

Godspeed You! Black Emperor* - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend SignalsFromAbove

September 11, 2014
referencing 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend, LP + 7" + Album, CST081-1
I find the vinyl kind of noisy, obviously in the more silent parts. Very lame vinyl quality, considering i got a new/unplayed copy.
TtheHoe

Godspeed You! Black Emperor* - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend TtheHoe

November 4, 2015
referencing 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend, LP + 7" + Album, CST081-1
I don't own this vinyl, but I own Lift Your Skinny Fists and it's also quite grainy when it's quiet, but I started to find that quite endearing and it's actually become a bit of a positive to my listening experience. Maybe it's just a problem that Godspeed have in the printing process? Oh well, Allelujah is amazing, I love it to bits, especially the final couple of minutes of Miladic
T.J.E

Godspeed You! Black Emperor* - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend T.J.E

September 28, 2014
referencing 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend, LP + 7" + Album, CST081-1
I'm glad it's not just me. I bought my copy in a kind of weird record store in Germany that takes all the records out of their sleeves so they don't get record ring, even on the new albums, so I thought that maybe it was noisy because of that. There's quite a few hairline scratches but the noisy parts are in other sections of the record. At least it's better than the All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone vinyl.
multiformous

Godspeed You! Black Emperor* - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend multiformous

August 19, 2014
referencing 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend, LP + 7" + Album, CST081-1
Just noticed some grooves on the 12" LP that appear AFTER the standard locked runout groove. Dropped the needle in there but didn't hear anything. Then after a few revolutions, the needle just ran out over the label. Very strange. Not sure I've noticed anything like this on other records before.
puschi

Godspeed You! Black Emperor* - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend puschi

February 27, 2015
referencing 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend, LP + 7" + Album, CST081-1
notthing to be curious abot
thats common and maybe depending on where it was pressed
iAMesper

God's Pee* - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend iAMesper

February 11, 2014
referencing 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend, CD, Album, CST081-2

great band but calling themselves "god's pee" on this version is pretty retarded no offense.
DogsCollection

God's Pee* - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend DogsCollection

March 26, 2016
referencing 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend, CD, Album, CST081-2
They also used it on Lift Yr. Skinny Fists in the liner notes
Babkock

God's Pee* - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend Babkock

January 24, 2014
referencing 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend, CD, Album, CST081-2
Ah ha. The much-coveted, very rare misprint. The result of a prank by a record executive. Authored to "God's Pee", this CD is a gem for fans and collectors alike.
rd1994

God's Pee* - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend rd1994

September 26, 2016
referencing 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend, CD, Album, CST081-2
Misprint? I head that this was very much intentional. Or is it some kind of prank I am missing?
bell-end

Godspeed You! Black Emperor* - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend bell-end

March 11, 2013
referencing 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend, LP + 7" + Album, CST081-1
Holy balls! If it wasn't already obvious gybe are a band of the very highest calibur exhibiting their musical acumen in a way here that I don't think they have before.At the very least this album is a logical progression of what has come before.the absence of spoken word passages is,I feel,a total vindication of the band's ability to not get pigeon-holed.this album is entirely instrumental and possibly showcases them at their best.i absolutely take my hat off to this lot.as was the case with their 'zero riot' album I'm sure I will be listening to this years on and still be being blown away.
Headphone_Commute

God's Pee* - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend as reviewed by Headphone_Commute

December 19, 2012
referencing 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend, CD, Album, CST081-2
The storm is coming. It’s Monday, October 29th, and hurricane Sandy is scheduled to land on the shores of New York City in just a couple of hours. The governor has declared a state of emergency. The stock market has shut down. Even the presidential election has been put on hold. There’s something inevitable about Sandy’s approach. There’s nowhere to run. There’s not much to do. We just have to wait it out. It’s ten o’clock in the morning, but the sky is dark as night. I shut off the lights and roll up the window blinds. I open the windows, and let the wind do its dance through my home. I can smell the electricity in every tiny particle that enters my room. And all I need now is some music.

There’s nothing more apocalyptic than the sound of Godspeed. The Montreal based band has been credited with influencing the so-called post-rock music genre since their debut, titled F♯ A♯ ∞ (1997). Named after a documentary on Japanese biker gang, The Black Emperors (1976), Godspeed You! Black Emperor (which is commonly abbreviated as GY!BE) has put out numerous records on the Canadian Constellation imprint, home to many shoegaze, instrumental rock, and post-rock bands such as Esmerine, Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, Lullabye Arkestra and Do Make Say Think. The albums have also been reprinted by the Chicago based Kranky label, which exposed the band to a larger audience and gained them somewhat of a cult following among the experimental, ambient, and indie scenes.

It’s hard to describe the sound of Godspeed. Like an unstoppable moving storm, ready to consume and destroy everything in its path, the music of Godspeed is all about the dynamics. These build ups, inevitable from the very first note, first lurk behind the curtains and then explode onto the stage. This final appearance is raw, heavy, and mighty. The cinematic progression behind each track can take up to twenty minutes to unfold. And in those twenty minutes your mind may wonder and drift with the wailing melody until its jarred back into the presence with a volatile and unstable weather. No need to turn up the volume – the crescendos will come. No need to board up your windows – the glass still will shatter. But with destruction comes hope, credence and peace. No wonder the album is titled, ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!

our cities’ grace and pain
a stinkin’ wind – a plague of policemen
and our dreams, alit, sinking in the harbour
thee onlookers stare.
‘allelujah! don’t bend! ascend!

After a ten year hiatus, it’s great to see Godspeed return. The band still maintains its dark humor (the spine of the record is credited to “God’s Pee”) and political message (the focus is now war criminals and Quebec student protests). This long awaited comeback may signify a point of reflection on the evolution of social landscape and independent music culture. “Godspeed’s music will do that to you. It is music that bears witness to, channels and transforms this predominantly terrible, infuriating, venal and nihilistically sad story we’re all living, sharing, resisting, protesting, deconstructing and trying to change for the better.” And since it’s really hard to describe the sound of Godspeed, I only wish to share one final phrase: Godspeed’s music makes you feel! And that’s a transmission of message through sound.
eduard_tetzlaff

God's Pee* - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend eduard_tetzlaff

November 11, 2012
referencing 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend, CD, Album, CST081-2
great record but in every tune "more of the same" - not to blame the band, they created a genre but I'm not that enthusiastic...