September 08, 2008

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band - Horses In The Sky (2005)



Canadian post-rock! The band has seven members, three of which are involved with the extremely influential post-rock band Godspeed You! Black Emperor. This is one of my favorite albums of all time and features my favorite song by them, God Bless Our Dead Marines.
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7 comments:

Patrick said...

hell yes, I love this album so much. Good choice hah.

Dillon said...

thank you, good sir!

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Dillon said...

I bet TSMZ loves you reporting things to the RIAA and are pleased with you.


Oh wait, no I don't.

::k said...

oh wow - the band LEAST likely to be concerned with the goddamn RIAA!

I was just gonna say GREAT, GREAT album.

Kyle said...

Gospeed and SilvMntZi have been some of my favorite bands since high school. I was proud to attend a school that had Godspeed come through in 96. In Oberlin, OH. I just love their creative and emotive sincerity. Must as I grew up listening to all kinds of political punk and loving its energy, heavily political media gets separated from art. It becomes marketing. I love the music of the movement, but that's not quite art. A Silver Mount Zion makes music to sounds of the movement. sounds to move our voices as we yell out with the strengths of our convictions drowned by an exhausting struggle to escape relentless economic depression, overcoming the incredible gap of ownership as the government is buying worthless stock from corporate defrauders at twice the market value! It is now the corporate banks that own our government, collect our taxes, and wage war just to have something on which to speculate, bet on who loses their shirts, then use tax payer money to pay off the bookie when they lose.--

we've got so much we need to get across and our voices are faltering and we're all getting a little bit more sad and a little bit more lonely: too ashamed to admit i have problems with debt; that I want to go to school but don't want to owe anything to the banks; that I want to pass my classes but I can't sit still because I'm worried about how much longer I'll have good health insurance, whether or not I'll have a job when I graduate; do I continue to rely on anti-depressants that strip me of joy and emotion, from feeling the gloomy euphoria of singing the blues to at least kept me productive even though it seems to turn suicide into a compulsive thought: not really a choice and always an option---

We have little freedom in our nation of debt. Why must our youth inherit the defaulted debt of an amoral corporately-owned government? What can we do? We'll continue to cry out and A Silver Mount Zion will continue to sing the blues.

Dillon said...

I love you.