Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Biography
Godspeed You! Black Emperor (formerly punctuated Godspeed You Black Emperor!; also referred to as GY!BE) is an avant-garde Canadian post-rock band based in Montreal, Quebec. Formed in 1994, the ensemble has been influential in its genre, with widespread critical acclaim.
Working on a near orchestral scale, the nine-piece group had been known to use wide dynamic ranges; unusual use of instrumentation and sounds; elongated songs, composed classically, with multiple movements therein; and use of art and visuals in both their album packaging and live performances.
The band has been on an indefinite hiatus since 2003 with no foreseeable plans to reconvene. A misquoted interview in February 2008 reported the band had broken up, but this was later confirmed as false.
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