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  • Audio CD (22 Aug. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Constellation
  • ASIN: B00004RGC8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 76,242 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By swinnerton@freeuk.com on 31 May 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is one of the most emotionally gripping albums I've ever listened to. This should not be compared to Godspeed as it sounds nothing like them, although there are tape drones and field recordings. The band consists of members from Godspeed: Efrim-piano; Sophie-violin; and Thierry-bass, and together they make an album that fits its title as the music really does bring out loneliness and sadness. There are essentially two songs on the album made up of several parts. The second, 'the world is sickSICK (so kiss me quick), which features the last three songs, is unbelievable. '13 angels' is my favourite with a hamonious organ sounding like angels singing, a repetitive bass line, and a violin that swoons over the top in an almost prayer type manner. The singing on, 'movie(never made)', although not brillaint does act in contrast and helps bring a more human quality to their music. If you're into Godspeed, or any other Montreal based band you need this record, you won't regret it. It may take a while to get into because it's a little repetitive, but it's still just as good as anything Godspeed have ever done.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By tim_button@hotmail.com on 4 Sept. 2001
Format: Audio CD
I stumbled across this whilst looking for some Godspeed You Black Emperor, and decided to have a listen...
At its most basic, it's some of the most gripping music you are ever likely to hear. There's an incredible amount of tension running throughout the CD, and the atmosphere, (although not the sound by any means), is comparable to recent Radiohead material. The sound ~is~ reminiscent of Godspeed, but it's far closer to Do make say think and, somewhat surprisingly, Sigur Ros.
Primarily acoustic, with stunning use of strings and pianos, I don't think you could possibly be genuinely disappointed with this. At worst, you'll find it interesting but slightly long-winded; at best, it will blow your mind.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By White frog on 9 Jan. 2004
Format: Audio CD
For anyone wondering about the content of this album, well, you gotta think that you're venturing on Constellation's territory. Of course, like a million times before, it gets compared to GYBE & I must admit it's getting a little annoying. You want some Godspeed, you buy some Godspeed. Now, if what you are looking for is music that speaks so loud & with such beauty it will make you cry, then I could never recommend any of the Silver Mt Zion enough.
Started as a side project by Efrim (piano, guitars, voice,...), Sophie (violin, voice) & Tierry (bass) from GYBE, they then expanded to a larger ensemble over the following 2 albums, which to me work as one piece (check out Constellation's website if u want to know more).
Of course, this is as remote to pop tunes as you could think. Instead, you get music that comes from pure hearts, tourmented at times, taking you along for a ride you will not forget. This is the kind of record that you'll be happy to have spent some of your life with, & probably still in 20years time. It's completely out of time, achingly beautiful, poetic & sad too. Listen to "13 angels standing gard..." & it will all make sense.
Buy all 3 albums in order & u'll will never regret it.
Simply amazing stuff...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Dec. 2000
Format: Audio CD
This CD is amazing, and easily equals anything godspeed have done. It's not as dynamic as godspeed, but the melodies + general beauty are still there. i too cannot wait to see them in january : )
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 Dec. 2000
Format: Audio CD
Bloody marvellous. Some of the best music I have heard this year, along with "Lift your Skinny Fists..." by Godspeed You Black Emperor!, there is some very god music coming out of canada these days, those two bands are the best of the lot from what I can see. I can't wait to see A Silver mt. Zion in January.
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By Ghi on 8 Nov. 2011
Format: Vinyl
This is their debut album. The whole album is dominated by an experimental mood, no lyrics ,just instrumental parts. Great compositions in duration, intense melancholy, silver mount zion lament the loss. Two songs in each side, more than 20 minutes each one. First side "Lonely as the Sound of Lying on the Ground of an Airplane Going Down" is a slow song that starts with piano,in the main theme stars the violin with a melody that is repeated in the rest of the song.Stately melody... nice. Second side with the nice title "The World Is SickSICK; (So Kiss Me Quick)!" is a too experimental song...Listen to that several times, and later maybe it will be unterstood...Hopelessness... In that song we found a few lyrics...!!!!
Not their best album, but here you can find some melodys that they used in their next albums.In my opinion, better start with an "easier" album(Horses in the sky), but if you are a fun, you know what to expect, and don't think it twice.
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Format: Audio CD
Possibly the best title I,ve come across and the contents reflect the mystery,spirituality and uniqueness of that title.
There is a palpable sense of tension, fluctuating with subdued ecstasy, a sense of grace , subtle dynamics and infinite sonic possibility.
The use of found sound, electro-acoustic, hymnal voices, varied instrumentation, an undertow of melancholy and loneliness is captured and transmitted with ease, confidence and limitless imagination. It's up there with Godspeed, Sigur and in parts not unlike 65 Days, Explosions in the Sky and other artists working away on the fringes of post rock, electronica and experimentalism.
A shaft of light and loveliness which illuminates the room and your soul
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