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  • Performer: Godspeed You! Black Emperor
  • Title: 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend
  • Genre: Electronic / Rock
  • Country: Canada
  • Formats: WAV MP1 MOD MP2 AA AC3 DMF
  • Released: 2012
  • Style: Post Rock, Drone
  • MP3 album: 1874 mb
  • FLAC album: 1835 mb
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 457
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend download album

Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! is the fourth studio album by Canadian experimental music group Godspeed You! Black Emperor, released in 2012. After re-forming in 2010, the group went on tour and silently released the album at a concert in Boston on October 1, 2012, with official release dates on October 15 in Europe and the following day in other countries. The album won the 2013 Polaris Music Prize.

Black Emperor since 2002. Featuring two twenty-minute slabs of epic instrumental rock music and two six-and-a-half minute drones, ‘ALLELUJAH! Don’t bend! ASCEND! provides soaring, shining proof of the band’s powerful return to form. The new album presents the fruits of that labour: evolved and definitive versions of two huge compositions previously known to fans as Albanian and Gamelan, now properly titled as MLADIC and WE DRIFT LIKE WORRIED FIRE respectively. Accompanied by the new drones (stitched into the album sequence on CD; cut separately on their own 7″ for the LP version), GYBE have offered up a fifth album that we feel is as absolutely vital, virulent, honest and heavy as anything in their discography. We don’t have much time for mythology, but we’d be lying if we said the return of Godspeed You!

Some copies have "Godspeed You! Black Emperor" printed on a front-cover sticker. The release includes a download code card to be used from 15th October 2012

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Don’t Bend! Ascend! is the fourth album by Godspeed You! Black Emperor, released in 2012 via Constellation Records. After re-forming in 2010, the group went on tour and silently released the album at a concert in Boston on 1 October 2012, with official release dates on 15 October in Europe and the following day in other countries. Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! Q&A.

When Godspeed You! Black Emperor reassembled to tour in 2011 after nearly a decade off, fans were simultaneously excited and filled with trepidation. Despite the fact that there was precious little new material in the show, the rearrangements of particular tunes from their repertoire proved that they were still well invested in expanding on what they'd built. A few short weeks before its release, GY!BE announced 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend, their first new album in a decade. Now expanded to a nine-piece, the album features four tracks

Black Emperor, their first in 10 years. Two weeks ago came the surprise announcement of a new album by Godspeed You! Black Emperor, their first in 10 years.


A Mladic 19:54
B We Drift Like Worried Fire 19:58
C Their Helicopters' Sing 6:30
D Strung Like Lights At Thee Printemps Erable 6:31

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Hotel2Tango
  • Mixed At – The Pines
  • Mastered At – Grey Market Mastering
  • Pressed By – Optimal Media GmbH – BC79427
  • Pressed By – Optimal Media GmbH – BC79428
  • Lacquer Cut At – Optimal Media GmbH


  • Artwork [All Other Images By] – Bryant*, Menuck*, Lemieux*
  • Artwork [Burnt 16mm Frames By] – Karl Lemieux
  • Band [God's Pee Was] – Aidan Girt, Bruce Cawdron, David Bryant, Efrim Manuel Menuck*, Karl Lemieux, Mauro Pezzente, Michael Moya*, Sophie Trudeau, Thierry Amar
  • Bass Guitar – Mauro Pezzente
  • Drums – Aidan Girt
  • Drums, Vibraphone, Marimba, Glockenspiel – Bruce Cawdron
  • Electric Bass, Contrabass [Contrebasse], Cello – Thierry Amar
  • Electric Guitar – Michael Moya*
  • Electric Guitar, Dulcimer, Keyboards [Portasound], Kemenche [Kemençe] – David Bryant
  • Electric Guitar, Hurdy Gurdy – Efrim Manuel Menuck*
  • Film Director [16-mm Film Projections] – Karl Lemieux
  • Lacquer Cut By – HL
  • Mastered By – Harris Newman
  • Photography By ['Atonal Canada' Photo] – Timothy Herzog*
  • Photography By [Burnt 16mm Frames Re-photographed By] – Mr. Yannick Grandmont*
  • Photography By [Front Cover Photo] – Charles-André Coderre
  • Recorded By – Howard Bilerman (tracks: A, B)
  • Recorded By, Mixed By – Bryant* (tracks: C, D), Menuck* (tracks: C, D), Moya* (tracks: C, D), Amar* (tracks: C, D)
  • Violin, Keyboards [SK5] – Sophie Trudeau


Printed On Back Cover:
“Wreck’d us our countrie’s amok torn thru with birds thee sky’s a bruis’d unreckoning thee shore’s bled dry but tepid waters.
To bury the lead in trebl’d biss, thatch the following-
Bucket-Wire, Dung, God’s Pee
Our citie’s grace and pain a stinkin’ wind – a plague of policemen and our dreams, alit, sinking in the harbour thee onlookers’ stare.”

Printed On LP Dust Sleeve:
“What we brought, what we wrought, what we got”
Sides A and B were recorded at thee mighty Hotel2Tango. Sides C and D recorded in concrete jamspace and mixed at The Pines. All of it mastered at Greymarket.
All other images by Bryant or Menuck or Lemiux.
Thanks: Doria, Wilkie, Ilavsky, Hugsam, Tommy W., Mary&Fred&The Great American Music Hall, SI, Timothy H., JEM, D. D'andrea, Latham, Patrick in The Hotel Basement, Pierced Arrows Forever & Anarchopanda.
“Fuck Le Plan Nord. Fuck La Loi 78. Montreal right now forever.”

Printed On Barcode Sticker:
Made in Canada

Printed On Front-cover Sticker:
Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Other Notes:
Pressed on 180-gram virgin vinyl and comes in a tipped-on heavyweight gatefold jacket printed in full-color process, plus a spot-metallic ink and spot-matte varnish. LP dust sleeve is 4-color print, with a center hole cut to display the record label on either side. Package includes a 7" in printed dust sleeve, and a 12" x 48" poster (printed full-color on both sides) featuring a collage of film stills specially-photographed and captured from the GY!BE live 16mm projections.

The artist is credited on the actual release only as "God's Pee", printed on the back cover, spine, and dust sleeve. Some copies have "Godspeed You! Black Emperor" printed on a front-cover sticker.

While noted here as sides A, B, C, D, the center labels list them respectively as sides A1, A2, B1, B2.
The dust sleeve artwork suggests listening in the order of A1, B1, A2, B2, to match the CD pressing.

The release includes a download code card to be used from 15th October 2012.

The YouTube video referenced in the runout groove of side D is "Once Upon a Time in Athens: The Legend of the Riot Dog", showing various photos of Loukanikos, a stray dog that was present at many protests in Greece around 2010.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (On Shrinkwrap, Text): 6 66561 00811 6
  • Barcode (On Shrinkwrap, String): 666561008116
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): BC79427-01 A1 HL TWO THOUSAND STONED KIDS WILL BE STOKED
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): BC79427-01 B1 HL TOO BAD THEY DON'T VOTE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): BC79428-01 A1 HL FOR LOUKANIKOS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): BC79428-01 B1 HL youtube.com/watch?v=lFd0hztEUWk

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CST081-2 God's Pee* 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend ‎(CD, Album) Constellation CST081-2 Canada 2012
none Godspeed You! Black Emperor* 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! ‎(4xFile, MP3, Album, VBR) Constellation none Germany 2012
PCD-17587, CST081-2 Godspeed You! Black Emperor* 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend ‎(CD, Album) P-Vine Records, Constellation PCD-17587, CST081-2 Japan 2012
none Godspeed You! Black Emperor* Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! ‎(4xFile, AAC, Album) Constellation none 2012
CST081 Godspeed You! Black Emperor* 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend ‎(4xFile, MP3, Album, 256) Constellation CST081 2012

Reviews about Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend (23):
my copy sounds bad, too bad because the packaging is great.
Here's a working link (as of Oct. 2017) to the referenced youtube vid:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGEHy5lgPRA
this grows on you madly. i bought it blind, and was expecting something like skinny fists and felt let down when it wasn't. but man, when you let it be it without preconceptions its great, production on this is awesome too
My copy sounds great, it's barely noisy, other than at the last minutes of side B1. Too bad the etched Youtube URL doesn't work anymore. It's a nice piece of history.
It's okay. I was found wanting.
I bought this when it came out. but now just realized that I didn't get any 7" along with it. I didn't even know it was supposed to come with one? Damn, I sort of feel gypped.
I didn't realise it came with one until I found it in the front part of the gatefold, I'm guessing you've already looked in there?
I find the vinyl kind of noisy, obviously in the more silent parts. Very lame vinyl quality, considering i got a new/unplayed copy.
I don't own this vinyl, but I own Lift Your Skinny Fists and it's also quite grainy when it's quiet, but I started to find that quite endearing and it's actually become a bit of a positive to my listening experience. Maybe it's just a problem that Godspeed have in the printing process? Oh well, Allelujah is amazing, I love it to bits, especially the final couple of minutes of Miladic
I'm glad it's not just me. I bought my copy in a kind of weird record store in Germany that takes all the records out of their sleeves so they don't get record ring, even on the new albums, so I thought that maybe it was noisy because of that. There's quite a few hairline scratches but the noisy parts are in other sections of the record. At least it's better than the All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone vinyl.
Deodorant for your language
Just noticed some grooves on the 12" LP that appear AFTER the standard locked runout groove. Dropped the needle in there but didn't hear anything. Then after a few revolutions, the needle just ran out over the label. Very strange. Not sure I've noticed anything like this on other records before.
notthing to be curious abotthats common and maybe depending on where it was pressed
Holy balls! If it wasn't already obvious gybe are a band of the very highest calibur exhibiting their musical acumen in a way here that I don't think they have before.At the very least this album is a logical progression of what has come before.the absence of spoken word passages is,I feel,a total vindication of the band's ability to not get pigeon-holed.this album is entirely instrumental and possibly showcases them at their best.i absolutely take my hat off to this lot.as was the case with their 'zero riot' album I'm sure I will be listening to this years on and still be being blown away.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor at their best!
Quite simply some of the finest music I have ever heard, The swell and drive stay with you all day and I am humming as I write this. The LP is beautiful as well and has the highest production values this is not a band who are trying to rip off their fans.
Saw them last night in Buffalo, and it was simply breath-taking. The trademark sweep and swell of the music just lifts your spirit to levels unknown to our monotonous daily routine.Oh, and one more thing; is there any clarification on whether the LP plays in 33 1/3 or 45 rpm? I know in the past they've listed it. Sometimes it's hard to tell.
yes, 45
The 12 inch plays in 33. The second disc, Side B, is a 7-inch. That probably plays 45.
Huge album.
I don't even know where to begin. After such a long hiatus, even the biggest gsybe! fan must have had the inkling that this reformation could turn out horribly. I am elated to say that this album simply KILLS. My fears or worries washed away during the 7 minute intro to "Mladic", where the band shows that they truly are the masters of this type of songwriting. The wave builds and swells until it finally collapses under its own weight and crashes down upon the listener in a decidedly middle eastern mode. This record, like all gsybe! works, is a true musical journey. I will admit, I DID find myself pining for some dialogue pieces... but this is such a minor nit-pick it doesn't even warrant mentioning. This album is easily one of the best this year, and one of the band's best period. 5/5
Distros will have tons of copies of these soon.
"The new album presents the fruits of that labour: evolved and definitive versions of two huge compositions previously known to fans as “Albanian” and “Gamelan”, now properly titled as “MLADIC” and “WE DRIFT LIKE WORRIED FIRE” respectively."As a Montréal student, I am more than happy to see a red square next to their ''Thanks'' note, a mention to Anarchopanda (a philosophy teacher that was the student protest mascot) and of course the song "Strung Like Lights At Thee Printemps Érable" which title refere to the student protest.I've also heard that it come with a glass shard, can someone confirm this? Edit : Nope just a rumor.
My copy does not have a glass shard. I bought my copy at the Atlanta show on Friday the 5th. Great album!

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