Repetitive rhythms and screaming psychedelic noise make this one of the most extreme, experimental krautrock/cosmische albums I've ever heard. This could be the soundtrack for some sort of motorik religious ritual.
Favorite track: Vatican.
The grace and NOISE of GNOD INVITES YOU TO join them for :
ORDER OF SERVICE:
TONY’S FIRST COMMUNION
Brothers and sisters, to prepare ourselves
to celebrate the sacred mysteries of Gnod,
let us call to mind our sins.
We believe in one Gnod,
makers of heavy black slab on Earth.
We believe in one Chord, seamless, sublime,
the one and only sound of Gnod,
eternally begotten of the marcher.
Gnod from Gnod, light from light,
true Gnod from true Gnod,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the maker;
through Them all riffs were played.
For us and for our salvation
They came down from Manchester;
by the power of Tony’s (un)limit,
They came to reincarnate and made
the last disco’d beat.
Tony’s First Communion, if you choose to
be blessed by this record, is the first reception
of the Sacrament on vinyl; this long-standing
favourite has been celebrated over centuries of
incarnations and Rocket are proud to release
its rite of passage.
The ceremony of this Communion lasts
20 minutes and 2 seconds.
On the second side Gnod rose again in
accordance with the Scriptures; They ascended
into noise upon this Earth and were seated at
the right hand of the Vatican.
This 13 minute holy doctrine sees Gnod take
away the sins of the world; it cleanses the
incense (the in-sense-out-sense) from the all
seeing (third) eye, like a Faustian Butthole
Surfers sharing bread with Shit & Shine and
John Carpenter turning water into wine.
Some ceremonies owe their institution to purely
physical reason; for Gnod it’s the mystical
reason that They represent.
INGNODWETRUST is founded on honour
and soul, They for one are finally washing their
hands with downcast eyes.
extraordinary... mesmerising. I mean, just wow. Power through repetition. Almost tribal. You can tell these are real band performances. No doubt there are some overdubs, but minimal I would guess. I hope they record another album like this... and soon. DrOz
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