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is easily theior most potent piece of work Raz - you knows it.
Purely for 'Sleep'. Magnificent!
i vote for lift your skinny fists also.
its all good.
favourite album- lift yr skinny fists
favourite song- moya
favourite part- end of motherfucker partII
the little dash line indicates the point at which they stop being AWESOME.
But Slow Riot is clearly the best thing they did.
only one I have is F#A#, and it's alright but not as great as I thought it might be, even though Pitchfork love it. I think I prefer A Silver Mt Zion.
the 2nd disc of skinny fists
skinny fists is a bit samey. the dissonant bits aren't as well realised. there's too much bombast. not enough reflective/subtle or quiet bits to give it a dynamic it's just all quietquietlouderlouderlouderLOUDLOUDLOUDquietagain
don't get me wrong I think it's a 9/10 but fsharpasharp is a 10.
people don't like Yanqui, I find it's far more coherent and has less of the 'five-minutes of post-rock followed by three hours of ambient boredom' structure. I think they continued to improve throughout. Have they really split for good now?
The ambient bits are the best, without them the constant post rock crescendos are stripped of significance. Yanqui UXO has good bits, but it's a boring listen compared to their earlier stuff.
18 minutes into Providence on F#A#OO is the best thing they've done.
the godspeed field recordings simply improve the post-rock bits so much more by giving a kind of context and adding atmosphere - they add structure to the whole record rather than breaking it apart.
But I prefer skinny fists to FsharpAsharp-funnysquiggleSTARinfinity or whatever it's called.
F#A# because it has the bit were it goes quite and they all sing "da da da da, da da da da, da da da da da, da da da da" thats my favourite