Gnod (R&D)

Vol. 3

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Sound Of Cobra

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GNOD (R+D) is an alternative version of GNOD, in case of this album consisting of co-founders Paddy Shine and Chris Haslam.

This project is to be understood as a platform to research, develop and expand on sound environments as well as collaborators for the future workings in their main band. They have worked in many different disciplines of left-field music in their twelve year run already, transforming droney Kosmische Musik/Krautrock explorations into something way more unique by ways of incorporating noise, ambient, „world“ and outsider music leanings.

Last years „Just Say No to the Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine“ for example sounded more like a vengeful marriage between The Fall and post-reunion Swans than the rather introspective journeys they have been known for.

The follow up to the two cassette-only releases on Tesla Tapes, „Vol. 3“, sees GNOD (R+D) evoking four long-form suites that essentially take on the form of 21st century ritual music for the west, lamenting, contemplating and trying to dissect said capitalist industrial death machine.

A deep plunge under the surface, we are confronted with emissions of a modular synth that seems to be hidden in a deep nest of industrial flashbacks. Big blocks of sound give way to a mystic talking in tongues, leading us to an acousmatic place that defies orientation.
Slowly ascending rhythms from electronic and acoustic sources that constantly interlock and free themselves make us hear voices from the distance, eventually they drown again – before setting free a maelstrom of acoustic snapshots that seem to unite past, present and future.

Vol. 3“ is a ultimately a meditation on how to bring music forward that has to exist in a time where reference and not innovation is the prevalent status quo.


Barry says: Here it is folks, the latest iteration of spaced-out meanderings and stunningly hypnotic synth drones imbued with the industrial heft and inimitable spirit of Gnod. Constantly pushing the boundaries of their collective experience, running from Machinefabriek-esque industrial drone to bunker noise and post-apocalyptic techno, this is a wonder to behold. Essential purchase.


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