SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
Godspeed You! Black Emperor, SO36, 8pm
There are a lot of headings 2012 could be categorised under, but perhaps in the music world, nothing suits it better than the unofficial title of “year of the reunions.”
It happened with At The Drive-In, it happened with Refused, and then post-rock legends Godspeed You! Black Emperor made good on their–up until now–tour-only reunion and released the first album in a decade,‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!, earlier this month.
It should be no surprise that the album is four tracks long but clocks in at just under an hour, with the two 20-minute tracks actually being updated versions of previously unreleased live tracks. Also worth noting is the difference in tracklistings, which asks vinyl listeners to play songs in an order that isn’t the same as the CD.
Now the Canadian outfit is back on the road, stopping for two consecutive evenings in Berlin. Meanwhile, whether or not the setlist is separate from night to night remains to be seen. Natalye Childress
SO36, Oranienstraße 190, 10999 Berlin; 030 61 40 13 06; U: Kottbusser Tor; admission: €24.