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Efrim Menuck Preps Solo Debut

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Hirsute post-rock innovator Efrim Menuck is set to release his debut solo album Plays “High Gospel” on the 24th of May. As the driving force behing the Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Thee Silver Mt. Zion, Menuck has been responsible for some of the most ambitious and successful explorations of the limits of what rock music can acheive and transcend. Plays “High Gospel” appears to be a more personal work laden with death and grief, opposed to his more political work with GY!BE. There is little information available about the record apart from what is written here, but it sounds tantalising; ‘i am a motherless child’ advertises itself as an “unabashedly celebratory pop song”. I’m not expecting something akin to Yazoo, but stranger things have happened.

Check his soundcloud, featuring two tracks from the album, here.