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Gnod / Chaudelande
Album:Chaudelande Collection:General
Artist:Gnod Added:Nov 2013
Label:Rocket Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-11-21 Pull Date:2014-01-31 
Week Ending:Jan 26Jan 19Jan 12Jan 5Dec 29Dec 22Dec 15Dec 8

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Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2013-11-16 
Psyche rock extraordinaire. The whole Carlton Melton, Wooden Shjips, White Hills, Lumerians dynasty has truly assumed control. This stuff is like a fine distillate of all of the above, with a dash of Pink Floyd and a Ren Faire tossed in. Driving Krautrocky beats, swirling everything, “vocals” run through what must be a rack of effects. Mostly guitar/bass/drums/vocs/effect, but they also use field recordings and trippy ambient effects. The former often sound like a bunch of hippies dancing around a daisy festooned baby goat. If phony hippies attach to this kind of jam band instead of the drivel they twirl and hacky sack to these days it probably wouldn’t be a bad thing. The last track however ambushes you with a gothy doom early 80’s crusty tone. I fucking LOVE it!

1) (10:15) starts with some ambient noise, kicks into the driving krautrock fuzzed out rock you requested, heavily treated buried “vocals” swirl around with everything else
2) (8:28) more of a sultry sexy feel, some tambourine veers into Wooden Shjips territory
3) (17:03) begins with field recording, sounds like the front porch of a hippie farm, then starts into a slow Pink Floydian set the controls for the heart of the sun wander, but picks up into an urgent free for all psyche jam
4) (9:34) I’ve never been to a Ren Faire but the first 2 minutes of this is what I imagine it sounds like a lot, or I’d hope, then a slow plodding space rock follows, kicks into higher gear, pounding beat as it evolves
5) (10:27) this one starts with cool spacey sounds and then a driving beat fades in, goes in and out, good stuff
6) (16:48 and worth every second) oh my goodness, a simple riff that sounds like proto goth LA, something crusty, like Shattered Faith on qualuudes, 16 minutes of pure bliss! lo mejor!

Track Listing
1.Tron 4.Man On The Wire
2.Visions Of Load 5.Entrance
3.The Vertical Dead 6.Genocider