Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Levez Vos Skinny Fists Comme Antennas To Heaven (Kranky): Nine-man Canadian combo Godspeed You Black Emperor! up the ante on their second longplayer proper, deploying their epic, apocalyptic non-rock rock over two CDs and 90 minutes. Divided into four movements — "Storm," "Static," "Sleep," and "Antennas To Heaven" — Levez Vos Skinny Fists... unwinds slowly, slipping between ghosted noise-and-field-recording passages and sustained explosions of big, bombastic caterwaul. It's the latter that has become Godspeed's signature sound, and when they wind up their guitars and percussion and strings to dramatic climax, it's hard to think of a band straddling "bigger" territories with as much artistry and aplomb. — Anthony Carew

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