Gnod

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GNOD (2015)

Gnod is a British krautrock band from Salford, Greater Manchester, England.[1][2][3] Formed in 2006, the band was described in a review of its 2011 release Ingnodwetrust as "a collective from Manchester with an ever-rotating list of members".[4] Its current lineup is Paddy Shine, Chris Haslam, Marlene Ribeiro and Neil Francis.[1] In addition to releasing its work on Rocket Recordings, the band's own Tesla Tapes label[2] serves, according to its Bandcamp page, as "an outlet for musical projects and meanderings by Gnodheads past, present & future and friends of Gnod all over the world".[1]

As part of its residency at the Islington Mill Art Academy, the band curated "Tangent", an installation by sound artist Callum Higgins.[2] According to the academy's website, the event "transformed our club space into a fully immersive, light reactive environment. Using the PA system and light sensitive noise creating circuits people were directed into to the room in small groups equipped with only a torch to guide them around. Their very presence and behaviour in the room manipulated and shaped their unique experience.[5] The band also participates in a recurring shared club night at Islington Mill called Gesamtkunstwerk,[1] (German for "whole arts work".)[2] Reviewing a Gnod performance there, New Musical Express said, "this band are crazy good ... see them live now."[6]

According to founding Gnod member Paddy Shine, Tesla Tapes takes its name from Nikola Tesla; band members cite such other non-musical influences as Kurt Vonnegut, David Simon, Graham Hancock and Rupert Sheldrake.[1] Asked what the band would like to tell the world, Chris Haslam responds "Rebel! Rebel! We are many, they are few!"[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Smith, Samuel A., INTERVIEW: Gnod, The Quietus, 14 November 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d Connolly, Leah Poking fun at religions, praising jungle and re-working the rules of the dancefloor in one of the North’s most exhilarating venues; just an average day in the life of Gnod. The Crack. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  3. ^ Lester, Paul, New Band of the Day: Gnod (1,439), The Guardian, 25 January 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  4. ^ Killingbeck, Tom, Gnod, The Quietus, 10 June 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  5. ^ Tangent, Islington Mill Studios news webpage. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  6. ^ Gnod - Live at The Islington Mill video, New Musical Express. Retrieved 21 November 2013.

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