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Gnod - Infinity Machines

by Jeff Penczak Rating:3 Release Date:2015-04-20

The Salford electronic noise collective’s latest contains nearly two hours of bleeps, bloops, skronking sax, and assorted electronic arcade sounds interspersed with unintelligible spoken word political proselytizing. And that’s just the first track. 

Frankly, I had a headache after five minutes. It's the musical equivalent of waiting for the other shoe to drop, an existential exercise in patience. Is there a song in here or what? Helpful song titles like ‘White Privileged Wank’ and ‘Spinal Fluid’ explain a lot.

Throughout your trip, you’ll experience some spacey sound fx from galaxies far, far, away, glitchy recreations of Niklas Tesla’s electrical experiments, and other indescribable, experimental noises. It might work as a soundtrack for Frankenstein or Metrolpolis, but it’s a rather painful listening experience for anyone raised on the pop or rock medium. Perhaps that’s the point? But for me, it was like being strapped in an electric chair for two hours listening to Faust and waiting for my head to explode.

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Nooooo, this is a great album. You've just got to give yourself up to it for a few hours, not something you put on for an easy listen.

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You're joking, right? Love your sense of humour

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I think you're on your own with this opinion Jeff. It's getting lots of great reviews.

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Must be one of those "glass half full/half empty" things. Everyone I've played it for falls on my side of the fence and agrees it's unlistenable noise.

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WE'll have to agree to violently disagree over this one, but I want newbies to be aware it's a very painful listening experience.

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I want newbies to be aware it's a matter of opinion and they should make their own minds up.

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V irresponsible. This pop/rock fan can't, and doesn't review. No critical faculties, insight evident and worse, he'd have his 'newbie' readers remain ignorant.

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