Editors’ Notes More than 20 years into their career, the silhouette of symphonic post-rockers Godspeed You! Black Emperor remains as unmistakable as ever: tentative wisps of sound that build to heights of almost agonizing glory. Following the thread of 2012’s relatively optimistic Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!, Luciferian Towers is a volcanic, inspiring album with hints of Near Eastern music (“Undoing a Luciferian Towers”), Irish wake ballads (“Bosses Hang, Pt. I”), and psychedelia beamed in from an imaginary Western (“Anthem for No State, Pt. III”)—a cross-cultural portrait of music as an expression of hope and resistance.

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Undoing a Luciferian Towers
1
7:47
 
Bosses Hang, Pt. I
2
4:39
 
Bosses Hang, Pt. II
3
4:40
 
Bosses Hang, Pt. III
4
5:24
 
Fam / Famine
5
6:44
 
Anthem for No State, Pt. I
6
3:05
 
Anthem for No State, Pt. II
7
2:55
 
Anthem for No State, Pt. III
8
8:36
 

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