- Brand: Gnod
- Product Code: gnod-Mirror
Mirrored Sleeved Black Vinyl.Includes designed card inner sleeve and comes with a download code
As 2016 dawns , it’s a fool who predicts the next move of Gnod, seemingly less a musical collec-tive and more a psychic force fuelled by maverick spirit and fearsome willpower. Their mind-frying 2015 triple-album ‘Infinity Machines’ stood proud as a towering work of experi-mental expansion, acidic invective and nihilistic abrasion.Yet as an outfit whose restlessly uncom-promising nature is matched only by their unflinching anti-establishment drive, Gnod set about cre-ating a diametrically opposed aesthetic. Just as dramatically as their restless disposition morphed their sound to a binary-driven direction for their last work, now Gnod were to strip their electronic setup to a vicious, viscous attack, as redolent of the primal punishment of early Swans as the angular clangour of prime Public Image Ltd, yet shot through with a mercurial power and fiery intensity that could come from no-one else. The opening title-cut of ‘Mirror’ seethes with lithe energy and dubbed-out vitality, whilst elsewhere the eighteen-minute closing track ‘Sodom & Gomorrah’ may be the most dystopian piece of music the band have yet created; a harrowing yet fiercely compelling colossus of bleak abjection.