||I completely agree. But for me, it has always been more emotional than anything else. I have never heard another group express so many emotions as beautifully as GYBE. The first movement in their last album, Lift Yr. Skinny Fists..., propels the listener from joy, to sorrow, to despair, and back to a simple, optimistic loneliness (if that makes any sense).
It might interest anyone reading this thread to know that Godspeed is actually working on their new album right now, with Steve Albini producing it. I'm not too much of a fan of Steve's production work, but his on-the-fly, one-take, raw sound might actually work nicely with GYBE's music.
Have you ever heard of Low, one of Godspeed's label mates off of Kranky? Their new album, Things We Lost In The Fire, carries with it this great sense of desolation, creating a sparse, empty, but utterly appealing soundscape that manages to evoke almost a nostalgiac feeling (god, I sound like a music critic, don't I?). You might want to check out the single (and one of my personal favorite tracks) Dinosaur Act.
Oh, and I love your paintings.
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