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Lift... was recorded at Chemical Sounds in Toronto, with 4 track snippets and field recordings added in Montreal.
After months of touring, the band is at the peak of its powers. They've spread an audio net out across the continent, recording the static on the radio, the random airwave proselytizing, and the corporate spokesvoice of the service station that are the companions of the long distance driver. Whether it's rickety piano melody, the gentle foreplay of strings, the roil of guitars and drums, or a reminiscence about sleeping on the beach at Coney Island, Godspeed You Black Emperor work on the smallest and grandest of scales (often simultaneously).
Nearly two years after the recording of Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada, the band's studio skills have sharpened, bringing the guitars to a howl and the drums to a rumble.