Brian Eno

Godspeed You! Black Emperor At College Street

Godspeed You! Black Emperor At College Street

There’s that famous quote: “Where words fail, music speaks.” Instrumental music has never gone out of fashion, nor has it been what you would call a dominant trend, particularly in the world of rock, and yet, these days, there are different strains of wordless music that seem to suggest a growing appetite for something beyond spoken and sung language.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor is a Canadian instrumental collective. The group has been releasing records since 1997, but for chunks of those 20-plus years the group was inactive. The band released “Luciferian Towers” last year, a record that at times can suggest connections to Brian Eno, Maurice Ravel and Ennio Morricone. Subdued...

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