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Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and Total Life

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Mississippi Studios (map) North
Sat., Feb. 4, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

Yannick Grandmont
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
$14

Led by Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Efrim Menuck, Montreal's Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra (SMZ, henceforth) make grandiose rock that's as long-winded as their name. Unlike the mostly instrumental GY!BE, SMZ feature Menuck's ungainly singing voice; like GY!BE, SMZ launch epic chamber-rock compositions that drift, swell, and sometimes explode—all very methodically. This is music for people with long attention spans and appreciation for subtle emotional gradients—especially those in the key of somber. The tension between "ponderousness" and "dramatic" is ever present, if you like that kind of thing. DAVE SEGAL

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227
288-3895
http://www.mississippistudios.com/

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  • Sat., Feb. 4, 9 p.m. 2012
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