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Godspeed You Black Emperor!Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven

Label:Constellation – cst012
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, 180g
Country:Canada
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Post Rock, Avantgarde, Field Recording

Tracklist

Storm(21:59)
A1Lift Yr. Skinny Fists, Like Antennas To Heaven...
HornsAlfons (2), Brian*
A2Gathering Storm / Il Pleut À Mourir [+Clatters Like Worry]
A3"Welcome To Barco AM/PM..." [L.A.X.; 5/14/00]
A4Cancer Towers On Holy Road Hi-Way
Static(21:07)
B1Terrible Canyons Of Static
B2Atomic Clock.
B3Chart #3
B4World Police And Friendly Fire
B5[...+The Buildings They Are Sleeping Now]
Sleep(21:12)
C1Murray Ostril: "...They Don't Sleep Anymore On The Beach..."
C2Monheim
C3Broken Windows, Locks Of Love Pt. III. / 3rd Part
HornsAlfons (2), Brian*
Antennas To Heaven...(18:57)
D1Moya Sings "Baby-O"...
D2Edgyswingsetacid
D3[Glockenspiel Duet Recorded On A Campsite In Rhinebeck, N.Y.]
D4"Attention...Mon Ami...Fa-Lala-Lala-La-La..." [55-St.Laurent]
D5She Dreamt She Was A Bulldozer, She Dreamt She Was Alone In An Empty Field
D6Deathkamp Drone
D7[Antennas To Heaven...]
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Notes

Housed in a kraft cardboard gatefold jacket with printed inner sleeves.
All runout details are hand etched.

[Sticker:]
2x180 gram pressing
Made in Canada

[Inner sleeve LP 2:]
Was 9 days in February with Daryl pushing play&record at Chemical Sound. (Other scraps of tape were magnetized all over the last 4 years at the mighty hotel2tango.)
Inner sleeve drawings and inspiration for front cover [...] from 'notes to a friend; silently listening' no. 2.
Thank you: hugsum, wherehouse, reitschule, l'x... (minutemen, weather underground, symptomhall...)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned (sticker on shrink)): 666561001216
  • Barcode (Printed (sticker on shrink)): 6 66561 00121 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): VI256583 CST012-A KP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): VI256583 CST012-B-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, variant 1): VI256583 CST012-C KP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, variant 1): VI256583 CST012-D KP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): CST012 V1256583-A-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): CST012 V1256583-B-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, variant 2): CST012 V1256583-C-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, variant 2): V1256583 CST012-D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 3): CST012 V1256583-A-2 KP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 3): CST012 V1256583-B-2 KP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, variant 3): CST012 V1256583-C-2 KP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, variant 3): CST012 V1256583-D-2 KP

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  • steadeon's avatar
    steadeon
    I am beginning to think that the consistent level of reported dust, random detritus and what appears to be actual hand prints overlaying what seems to be a quite good pressing must be conceptual in nature …?
    • RicksMedia's avatar
      RicksMedia
      Edited 21 days ago
      Having carefully extracted the vinyl from the paper sleeves and blown the debris off and then cleaned the vinyl it performed perfectly. Pleased. Variant 3 purchased.
      • Minotaurus_'s avatar
        Minotaurus_
        Kind of iffy on this pressing, the general sound quality and mixing is good, but there's a lot of manufacturing errors (scuffs, fingerprints) all over the LPs. On top of that, there's quite a bit of pops, clicks, crackles, etc. throughout the music. It's cool to have, though.

        Pretty flawed pressing, but it's not inherently awful, just wish the treatment was better.
        • sosi09's avatar
          sosi09
          Edited 2 months ago
          With a lot of scary reviews I was pretty worried when ordering a copy from amazon. Once I got my copy yeah it was really dusty/paper residue-y from the sleeves and had mysterious amount of fingerprints. Which after 120+ records I’ve never seen actual fingerprints on a mint sealed record but it was no biggie, I noticed no issue in sound on all sides. after a good clean it actually played perfectly! As someone else said it’s definitely not the quietist record in my collection, but it doesn’t skip, and doesn’t have any huge issues that would get me to consider a refund. Either I just got lucky or people are overreacting, either way this is a great album and should be in everyone’s collection :)
          • TylerBaker's avatar
            TylerBaker
            I was very confused by the amount of dust, fingerprints/smudges that I found on this record. Not only is there surface noise and static issues on some parts of Storm, but the skip on Sleep is the most notable. The overall sound quality of this pressing sounded decent to my ears, though, I can't help but feel a bit disappointed by the shape in which the vinyl was in even newly purchased. Unsure why the pressing plant treated such a masterful album with such little care.
            • BadMusic4Cramps's avatar
              It's such a waste of enthusiasm to experience the bad quality of this pressing. I could figure out in the beginning what was wrong with the sound output. Grooves are generally full of artefacts that come in popping and crackling especially on side A........
              • joost_de_moor's avatar
                Mine was very dirty. Fingerprints and dust, and weird brown spots. These spots did not come off when washing. The result is quite a lot of background noise, click and pops. I also think the sound is quite muffled, rather than open. Disappointing
                • Trev1234EO's avatar
                  Trev1234EO
                  Edited 4 months ago
                  When I opened this from sealed there were a lot of fingerprints and white dust residue from the pressing plant. But after a good clean and playing through it sound fantastic. An odd crackle or two but it adds to the experience of this album in my opinion. Highly recommended
                  • noahthesilly1234's avatar
                    awesome pressing. sounds amazing although some movements like Cancer Towers or Terrible Canyons Of Static have surface noise its drowned out usually and the fidelity sounds amazing on places like World Police And Friendly Fire or Monheim. The packaging is ok besides the cardboard sleeves, but the pressing sounds great at least on my copy. (Static best track btw)
                    • Flood2000's avatar
                      Flood2000
                      This pressing is a mixed bag for me. There's surface noise throughout on Storm, although it's not the end of the world to me. Static was better in the sense that the loud parts had little to no surface noise but near the beginning I heard a pop. For Sleep the quiet parts had surface noise but the loud parts either had none or were drowned out. Monheim and Broken Windows/Locks of Love sounded seriously incredible. Meanwhile Antennas to Heaven has been perfect, I haven't heard an iota of surface noise on my copy.

                      I want to give this pressing a second spin at some point in the near future because I remember with Flood my first spin wasn't super great but the 2nd time it was a great (albeit flawed) pressing. Will update and rate this release then but for now I'd probably recommend sticking with any digital releases / the CD over this vinyl pressing (again, will update if I keep this opinion after a 2nd spin). The packaging is absolutely beautiful though, it's a super nice gatefold, the sleeves while being cardboard have some seriously incredible artwork on them, and it's just a good feeling package all around. While I may not entirely recommend this pressing for the sound quality (again, for now. I'm willing to bet it'll be better on a 2nd spin) I 100% recommend it if you want to own this masterpiece album in some form physically because of the incredible packaging.

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