Godspeed You! Black Emperor*G_d's Pee At State's End!

Label:Constellation – CST156
Vinyl, LP, 180 g
Vinyl, 10", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP
All Media, Album
Style:Post Rock


AA Military Alphabet (Five Eyes All Blind) (4521.0kHz 6730.0kHz 4109.09kHz) / Job’s Lament / First Of The Last Glaciers / Where We Break How We Shine (Rockets For Mary)
BFire At Static Valley
3“Government Came” (9980.0kHz 3617.1kHz 4521.0 kHz) / Cliffs Gaze / Cliffs’ Gaze At Empty Waters’ Rise / Ashes To Sea Or Nearer To Thee
4Our Side Has To Win (For D.H.)

Companies, etc.



Tracked live at the almighty hotel2tango, 6-11 octobre 2020. Edits and overdubs 12-18 octobre 2020. Mastered at Greymarket.

Released in a gatefold cover with b/w printed inner sleeves. Comes with label insert.

This release is auto-coupled: the LP contains sides A and 3, while the 10" contains sides B and 4.
The record labels name the sides 12A, 12B, 10A & b (the b side of the 10 inch is labeled simply 'b').
The cover refers to the order of the tracks as sides A (12" A side), B (10" A side), 3 (12" B side) & 4 (10" b side)
For additional clarity: the 12" contains what is referred to as sides A and 3 (where Side 3 contains a locked groove) and the 10" has sides B & 4.

Side 3 (12" side labeled 12B) ends with a locked groove.

The writing on the label of the 10" side b (AKA "Side 4) is in Yiddish; "מיך וועלן זיי איבערלעבן". The correct spelling for the word is "מיך וועלן זיי איבערלעבד" (Translation: We will outlive them).

Housed in an embossed gatefold sleeve and includes a DL card.

Some pre-orders at independent record stores included a promo poster.

The back cover features logos of SODEC Quebec and FACTOR.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 666561015619
  • Barcode (Text on sticker on shrink): 6 66561 01561 9
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): CST156 BK28140-01 A1 HL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): CST156 BK28140-01 B1 HL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, variant 1): CST156 BK28139-01 A1 HL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, variant 1): CST156 BK28139-01 B1 HL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): CST156 BK28140-01 A4 HL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): CST156 BK28140-01 B1 HL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, variant 2): CST156 BK28139-01 A1 HL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, variant 2): CST156 BK28139-01 B1 HL

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G_d's Pee At State's End! (4×File, AIFF, Album, 24-bit 96 kHz)Constellationnone2021
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  • doctorg's avatar
    Horrible gritty sound and a noisy non-fill pressing; a dire production effort all round.
    • futureimage's avatar
      Godspeed whoever cut this, it doesn't sound very good at all.
      • FallenGhost's avatar
        Edited 11 months ago
        A few ticks here and there, but nothing spectacularly bad. Not experiencing bad surface noise as others have mentioned. As for muddyness, it wasn't a huge difference om the vinyl and streaming in my opinion, but I quite enjoyed the vinyl sound for this record, it just fits the music.

        Some harsh noises on the locked grove, but that isnt a huge problem. Do not hesitate picking this one up if considering.
        • lastfullmeasure's avatar
          Edited one year ago
          My copy plays fine overall but there are a few ticks on 12" B. Regarding the “muddy” production style, that is definitely intentional. Liner notes say that the album was tracked live (with edits and overdubs tracked later) so I would assume some of the musicians performed in one room. Jace Lasek, who recorded and mixed the album, is a phenomenal engineer. Check out his work on Cloak & Cipher by Land of Talk. Outstanding.
            • ALiteralPotato's avatar
              Pressing's a tad quiet, like most GY!BE releases

              Crackled & popped quite a bit straight out of the box, but my copy had been sitting in the back a record shop for God knows how long
              • DogsCollection's avatar
                To be honest, this album mix is just as "muddy" as the rest of their discography... Comparing this album with the original Golden cut of LYSF, 'Allelujah! and Asunder..., they don't feel any different. My complaint is that it has some amount of surface noise, the worst part is the locked groove which has a ripping noise in each rotation. Otherwise no regrets getting this album.
                • AlexAlex06's avatar
                  I am not an audiophile, i just listen to the music for the sake of it.
                  This is an exception: sometimes a record is unbelievably unlistenable, not for the music but for the mixing.
                  How did they manage to make such a mess with such beautiful album?
                  Consider not buying this.
                  • verdantdivision's avatar
                    the original 12" is just so unbelievably muddy its unbelievable
                    • ydne's avatar
                      When I first got the record on the release date, it was filled with way too much clicking noise from static buildup. Back then, I said to myself that I have some static problems with other records, and will get back to the review later. Now, when I got it mostly under control, there is still a small amount of noise in the background - some on 12'', but quite a lot on 10''.
                      Also, at first the need to switch from 12A to 10A and then to 12B and 10B was way too annoying to deal with, but after few listens you get used to it,and It isn't a deal-breaker.
                      4.6/5, rounded up :)


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