Gnod / Somnambulist's Tale, The
Album: Somnambulist's Tale, The   Collection:General
Artist:Gnod   Added:Jan 2014

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-01-31 Pull Date: 2014-04-04
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Recent Airplay
1. Mar 28, 2015: [press enter to exit]
4. Apr 30, 2014: brownian entropy
2. Feb 25, 2015: Brownian Entropy
5. Apr 23, 2014: minimum entropy
3. Jun 04, 2014: Brownian Motion
6. Mar 25, 2014: Aporeia

Album Review
Reviewed 2014-01-30
Edit of a rare 2009 Gnod tape called The Somnambulist's Tale. Side A more whimsical, folky, much more Ren Faire than the bombastic Chaudelande we were recently treated to, side B adds a tribal element to the mix. It's not drone, but the repetitive grooves will get you to a similar place. No FCCs noted in the spoken samples.

RIYL Tangerine Dream, 3 Leafs, Eternal Tapestry

*1 (18:18) Initially ominous then locks into a nice, hypnotic groove. Bright melodica and synths over barely decipherable spoken word and typewriter banging away (vox+typewriter exit after a few minutes). Very organic sounding, earthy. Flute (or a similar instrument), tabla feature later on. Spacy whirring synth drone takes over before groove resumes with tambourine.

**2 (18:30) Awesome bass/tabla groove with effected, buried chants and effected guitars, before the conversation/typewriter/tambourine/synths from side A join a more restrained bass/tabla. Second half intensifies slowly as guitar makes its presence known.

Track Listing
1. A   2. B