Yanqui U.X.O.
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“Simply devastating: horns, strings, two drummers, several guitarists, all combining to create a labyrinthine music of anger, sadness, compassion, and -- towards the end -- defiant hope.”
Observer Review

“[T]he music is taut, suffused with a ragged but determined power that has few equals among their contemporaries… Superb.”

“The set's five cryptically titled compositions alternately bristle with rage and fear, even as they refuse to abandon hope in a world poised on the brink of careering down a wobbly track to Armageddon.”
The Wire

“Yanqui is more restrained, foregoing some of the crashing crescendos and silent interludes of 'Lift Your Skinny Fists…' for a more organic, flowing approach… It's beautiful, intense, and a little frightening.”
Delusions of Adequacy

“It's the perfect distillation of their work to this point; capturing the Montreal collective at their most haunting, resigned and often at their most explosive.”
The Leeds Guide

“Godspeed You! Black Emperor continue to make music of immense power and beauty, no matter where they put the exclamation point.”

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U.X.O. is unexploded ordnance is landmines is cluster bombs. Yanqui is post-colonial imperialism is international police state is multinational corporate oligarchy. Godspeed You! Black Emperor is complicit is guilty is resisting. The new album is just raw, angry, dissonant, epic instrumental rock. Recorded by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago and mixed by Howard Bilerman and Godspeed You! Black Emperor at the original Hotel2Tango in Montreal.

Stubborn tiny lights vs. clustering darkness forever ok?

Release date: 4 November 2002 (Europe), 11 November 2002
Running time: 75:00

1. 09-15-00
2. 09-15-00 (cont.)
3. rockets fall on Rocket Falls
4. motherfucker=redeemer
5. motherfucker=redeemer (cont.)

Aidan, Bruce, David, Efrim, Mauro, Norsola, Roger, Sophie, Thierry

Josh Abrams: contrabass on TRACK 4/5
Matana Roberts: clarinet on TRACK 4/5
Geof Bradfield: bass clarinet on TRACK 4/5
Rob Mazurek: trumpet on TRACK 4/5

Recorded at Electrical Audio in Chicago IL by Steve Albini. Mixed by Howard Bilerman and GY!BE at thee mighty Hotel2Tango. Mastered at Abbey Road in London UK by John Loder and Steve Rooke.