This is a brilliant offering. Fantastic start to finish. 10/10.
Favorite track: “GOVERNMENT CAME” (9980.0kHz 3617.1kHz 4521.0 kHz) / Cliffs Gaze / cliffs’ gaze at empty waters’ rise / ASHES TO SEA or NEARER TO THEE.
A midst all the uncertainty we have been facing in the past few years, GY!BE has provided us with some ground to stand on by releasing an incredibly cathartic record to help us make sense of it all. Thank you GY!BE for all these years of incredible music.
Favorite track: OUR SIDE HAS TO WIN (for D.H.).
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we wrote it on the road mostly. when that was still a place.
and then recorded it in masks later, distanced at the beginning of the second wave.
it was autumn, and the falling sun was impossibly fat and orange.
we tried to summon a brighter reckoning there,
bent beneath varied states of discomfort, worry and wonderment.
we fired up the shortwave radios again, for the first time in a long time.
and found that many things had changed.
the apocalypse pastors were still there, but yelling END TIMES NOW where they once yelled "end times soon".
and the transmission-detritus of automated militaries takes up more bandwidth now,
so that a lot of frequencies are just pulses of rising white static,
digital codexes announcing the status of various watching and killing machines.
and the ham-radio dads talk to each other all night long.
about their dying wives and what they ate for lunch and what they'll do with their guns when antifa comes.
this record is about all of us waiting for the end.
all current forms of governance are failed.
this record is about all of us waiting for the beginning,
and is informed by the following demands=
empty the prisons
take power from the police and give it to the neighbourhoods that they terrorise.
end the forever wars and all other forms of imperialism.
tax the rich until they're impoverished.
much love to all the other lost and lovely ones,
these are death-times and our side has to win.
we'll see you on the road once the numbers fall.
xoxoxox god's pee
montreal, quebec, kanada
1 march, 2021
released April 2, 2021
god’s pee was:
Aidan Girt – sitting drums and standing drums
David Bryant – electric guitars, mg-1
Efrim Manuel Menuck – electric guitars, op-1, radios
Mauro Pezzente – electric bass
Michael Moya – electric guitars
Sophie Trudeau – violins and organ
Thierry Amar – electric bass and upright bass
Timothy Herzog – sitting drums and standing drums, glockenspiel
Karl Lemieux and Philippe Leonard – 16mm projections
recorded and mixed by Jace Lasek.
tracked live at thee mighty hotel2tango, 6-11 octobre 2020. edits and overdubs 12-18 octobre 2020.
mastered by Harris Newman at Greymarket.
illustrations by William Schmiechen.
supported by 322 fans who also own “G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END!”
Mogwai, best band ever, known them since young team times and impressed with every album so far.
Seen them 3(?) times live in 3 different countries and missed them in pukkelpop in 1998. This set gives me the chills and reminds me of the gig at the Sse hydro in Glasgow. Don’t believe the Fife, Helicon 1 , Rano pano and Every country’s sun are my favourites. Mogwai gave a new meaning to loud, this goes through your spine and makes you smile (with pain later). jsheaven