Noah says re my question about APM:
I talked to Ulf not long ago on #progrock, and he said that it’s rather unlikely that APM will be releasing anything in the next year plus, due to his switching jobs, moving, and generally being very busy. At the time he said they’d still be filling orders, but when I put in an order through the webpage form sometime later, I never got a response. Thus I think that any currently active former APM bands will be seeking other avenues of release (among which I’d expect Musea to be prominent, as has already happened with Zello and, I think, Ensemble Nimbus [or do they have a different label?]).
There is currently a little to-do on the Godspeed You Black Emperor! mailing list about some unfounded rumor about the band’s imminent breakup. No one seems to know if this rumor is accurate or not, but the consensus is that it’s a load of crap. Someone points out, however, that the booklet in Lift Your Skinny Fists… contains the statement, “this tape recording is the last stanza of a 3 page chapter”. One response:
and as for the quote, it’s been said on this list by people who have talked with members of godspeed (mainly on the last euro tour, i think) that the band is planning to take their music in a totally different direction after LYSFLATH, and i think that that’s more what that quote from the booklet is about.
Hell, this sounds good to me! The two new pieces - “12.28.99″ and “Tazer Floyd” are definitely more of the same, but maybe after the band records those two (which I remember hearing that they plan on doing), they’ll re-gear their sound and come up with something as fresh as the debut album was. We can only hope.