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

Label:Constellation – CST081-1
Vinyl, LP
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
All Media, Album
Country:USA & Canada
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Post Rock, Drone


BWe Drift Like Worried Fire19:58
CTheir Helicopters' Sing6:30
DStrung Like Lights At Thee Printemps Erable6:31

Companies, etc.



Housed in a tipped-on heavyweight gatefold jacket printed in full color with spot-metallic ink and spot-matte varnish. The LP is pressed on 180g vinyl and housed in a 4-color printed dust sleeve with a center hole cut to display the record label on either side. The 7" is housed in a printed dust sleeve. Includes a folded 12" x 48" poster (printed in full color on both sides) featuring a collage of film stills specially photographed and captured from the GY!BE live 16mm projections and a download code card to be used from 15th October 2012.

From the back cover:
“Wreck’d us our countrie’s amok torn thru with birds thee sky’s a bruis’d unreckoning thee shore’s bled dry but tepid waters.
To bury the lead in trebl’d biss, thatch the following-
Bucket-Wire, Dung, God’s Pee
Our citie’s grace and pain a stinkin’ wind – a plague of policemen and our dreams, alit, sinking in the harbour thee onlookers’ stare.”

From the LP sleeve:
“What we brought, what we wrought, what we got”
Sides A and B were recorded at thee mighty Hotel2Tango. Sides C and D recorded in concrete jamspace and mixed at The Pines. All of it mastered at Greymarket.
All other images by Bryant or Menuck or Lemiux.
Thanks: Doria, Wilkie, Ilavsky, Hugsam, Tommy W., Mary&Fred&The Great American Music Hall, SI, Timothy H., JEM, D. D'andrea, Latham, Patrick in The Hotel Basement, Pierced Arrows Forever & Anarchopanda.
“Fuck Le Plan Nord. Fuck La Loi 78. Montreal right now forever.”

Printed on barcode sticker:
Made in Canada

Other notes:
The artist is credited on the actual release only as "God's Pee", printed on the back cover, spine, and dust sleeve. Some copies have "Godspeed You! Black Emperor" printed on a front-cover sticker.

While noted here as sides A, B, C, D, the center labels list them respectively as sides A1, A2, B1, B2.
The dust sleeve artwork suggests listening in the order of A1, B1, A2, B2 (or A, C, B, D) to match the CD pressing.

The YouTube video referenced in the runout groove of side D is "Once Upon a Time in Athens: The Legend of the Riot Dog", showing various photos of Loukanikos, a stray dog that was present at many protests in Greece around 2010.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text on shrinkwrap): 6 66561 00811 6
  • Barcode (String on shrinkwrap): 666561008116
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A variant 1): BC79427-01 A1 HL TWO THOUSAND STONED KIDS WILL BE STOKED
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B variant 1): BC79427-01 B1 HL TOO BAD THEY DON'T VOTE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C variant 1): BC79428-01 A1 HL FOR LOUKANIKOS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D variant 1): BC79428-01 B1 HL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A variant 2): BC79427-01 A2 HL TWO THOUSAND STONED KIDS WILL BE STOKED
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B variant 2): BC79427-01 B1 HL TOO BAD THEY DON'T VOTE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C variant 2): BC79428-01 A1 HL FOR LOUKANIKOS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D variant 2): BC79428-01 B1 HL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A variant 3): BC79427-01 A3 HL TWO THOUSAND STONED KIDS WILL BE STOKED +E
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B variant 3): BC79427-01 B1 HL TOO BAD THEY DON'T VOTE 1+T
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C variant 3): BC79428-01 A2 HL FOR LOUKANIKOS 1G
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D variant 3): BC79428-01 B2 HL 5F

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'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend (CD, Album)ConstellationCST081-2Canada2012
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'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! (4×File, MP3, Album, VBR)ConstellationnoneGermany2012
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'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend (CD, Album)P-Vine Records, ConstellationPCD-17587, CST081-2Japan2012
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  • Donsounds's avatar
    This label, Constellation presses horrible sounding records. and this one is no exception. Save your money and buy the files because this sounds heavily compressed. All the instruments are blended in together in one huge and imposing bloc. There is no soundstage, no dynamics, it feels as though the music is all in your head. No feeling whatsoever. Too bad because the music is really good...
    • joeyms16's avatar
      never seen an album pressed on 2 discs of different sizes before. are you intended to listen to 12" side a, then 7" side a, then 12" side b, then 7" side b?
      • BinaryAstro's avatar
        What's on the 7-inch??? I see no mention of it on this page, nor anywhere else
        • Opiadic's avatar
          my copy sounds bad, too bad because the packaging is great.
          • DogsCollection's avatar
            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.
            • Lancers's avatar
              It's okay. I was found wanting.
              • fahizah's avatar
                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.
                • SignalsFromAbove's avatar
                  I find the vinyl kind of noisy, obviously in the more silent parts. Very lame vinyl quality, considering i got a new/unplayed copy.
                  • multiformous's avatar
                    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.
                    • bell-end's avatar
                      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 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.



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