1. Notes: 4 / 4 days ago 

    The Quietus reviews Dwellings & Druss - Level 3


    Dwellings & Druss are both literally and figuratively touched by the hand of Gnod. An offshoot of the aforementioned Salford-based high priests of sonic rural menace, Level 3 offers an incredibly stark and bare deconstruction of Gnod’s often punishing, near-tangible tectonic grooves. This self-styled ‘wavering mutant techno’ has roots in Cologne, Sheffield and Detroit, but its actual base is somewhere far in the depths, utterly submerged is some form of fathomless abyss.

    And you know what? This rather crepuscular experience is strangely all-consuming, and dare I say, enjoyably so. The two tracks on offer here, running to almost twenty minutes each, are mixed with an unusually precise clarity and distinction; for such ‘deep’ or obscured music, Level 3 does not sound like it was recorded inside someone’s sock, rather on the crest of a magma wave. And there appears to be a certain amount of nominative determinism at play here, too: the first track is titled ‘Cesium – 137’, a deadly form of radioactive metal while the second track, Strontium – 90 (presumably not a nod to Sting and Stewart Copeland’s short-lived outfit immediately prior to the Police), refers to the lethal chemical released from an atomic bomb or nuclear explosion.

    Accordingly, ‘Cesium – 137’ pre-empts the impending chaos with a gradual, slow burn ripping though a syncopated beat, a sort of build up to detonation while Strontium – 90 sounds like the panic stricken aftermath, all warped and wonky and just plain wrong synths panning from left to right before the introduction of a brief, repeated stabbed note signals the fissioning out of the madness. This gives way to an uncertain calm, the fluttering notes sounding like mere fragments or echoes in place of anything concrete. Dwellings & Druss most resemble their Gnod forbearers in terms of the build up and eventual release; when it happens, it’s never quite what you expected. And the impact is then heightened as you never really know where this is going. Whether this is true for the band themselves is another matter; nevertheless, it makes for incredibly switched-on, visceral listening.

    Despite Luke Haines’ claims to the contrary, Level 3 really is post-everything; the album takes everything from Krautrock to psychedelia to trance and ambient and drowns the genres in their own obsolescence. Any pulses or throbbing beats are abruptly cut off or cloaked in hissing; the two tracks sound atrophied, stifled by their own debilitating drones. Yet this subterranean rumble is strangely seductive, as if Dwellings & Druss are tapped into a certain sagacity normally unavailable to the rest of us but, once confronted, we’re more than willing to be fully submerged. Heaven (or hell) knows what Level 4 could sound like.

    Read the full article here

  2. Notes: 1 / 2 weeks ago 


    Negra Branca returns to Portugal to play some shows this month.

    Lisbon (TBA),  Coimbra (TBA) & Porto.

    Still waiting for info on Lisbon and Coimbra but heres the Porto show.


    Looking forward to seeing her do her thang in her homeland and having a few beers with some good heads.

    Watch this Space

  3. Notes: 5 / 4 weeks ago 

    Dwellings launches new Bandcamp page

    On the new Dwellings Bandcamp page you will be able to stream & purchase past releases such as ‘GNOD presents Dwellings & Druss’, Dwellings debut ‘Don’t Say Nothing’ & a lot of unreleased material from 2013/14 including a live set recorded at Hamburg’s Golden Pudel club. 

    Check out the Dwellings Bandcamp page here

  4. Notes: 3 / 1 month ago 


    Pretty much completely sold out of all tapes here at Gnod HQ.

    Looks like there are still a few left at Boomkat, wont be many so if you are after any get on that shiz fast yo…..



    Gnod Bless

  5. Notes: 3 / 1 month ago 




    Marreck is the latest project/guise of Michael Hann, who also records under the name of Rejections (previous releases on Opal Tapes, Alt Vinyl) and runs the Reject and Fade label. Melding together psychedelic noise and textures with stark, minimal rhythms, the tracks on the Mechanism EP are designed to wrench the listener into the visceral present and shut down their peripheral senses.
    Cold and Relentless, fans of previous Tesla’s from the likes of Run Dust, AHRKH and Machine Woman will be all over this for obvious and maybe not so obvious at first reasons, not to mention anybody out there with a penchant for the filth.
    Michael Hann delivers again.
    Amazing artwork from the guys at Dr.Me Studio in Islington mill…www.dr-me.com
    50 cassettes…email: ingnodwetrust@hotmail.co.uk …..for orders/info

  6. 1 month ago 


    Gnod (P. Shine) - M.U. Podcast 80# (July 2014)

    Check this mix from Paddy, done for the Mundo Urbano Blogspot. Some tracks from past Tesla Tapes/ Onotesla releases and some possible future TT/OT stuff too…


    We are also pleased to announce this show below..

    Its always nice playing Hebden and always an honour to share the stage with AMT..

    The Somnambulists Tale Reissue makes it into Reissues of the year from The Quietus :



    Heres a great review of ONOTESLA002 FROM The Vinyl Factory:


    Gnod Bless

  7. Notes: 4 / 2 months ago  from ingnodwetrust


    Lightning Glove’s vinyl debut Radical Zoo (Nothing) is officially out!!! It comes as a second vinyl imprint of Manchester-based label cooperation ONO TESLA. Listen to album snippets to get a taste for a real thing! LGlove

    Digital versions available now at the Lightning Glove Bandcamp:


  8. Notes: 1 / 2 months ago 


    Available now direct from ONOTESLA..email ingnodwetrust@hotmail.co.uk for orders & info..

    Also available at Piccadilly Records & Boomkat…


    "Gnod and Michael Holland’s Ono Tesla imprint continues to bring more out-there and unique sounds, conjured up from the witch’s cauldron that is Islington Mill. Although Lightning Glove are from the Czech Republic, it’s undeniable that this sound falls perfectly into the post-rave-industrial ethos from which the label, and most of the music emanating from ‘the Mill resides. (…) The whole EP plays like Atari Teenage Riot on an OD-inducing level of opiates; essential for anyone with a penchant for dark-wave, industrial punk, cybernetic goth or electronic noise. And another piece of Manchester’s complex musical jigsaw."


  9. Notes: 9 / 2 months ago  from ingnodwetrust


    Greetings Folks,

    There will be a split 7” with Eternal Tapestry on the new Mugstar related label, God Unknown, as part of a series on the GU singles club, due out in September.

    Dwellings & Druss have a 12” coming out in late August on Unknown Precept, well worth a check if your into submerged…

  10. Notes: 9 / 2 months ago 


    Greetings Folks,

    There will  be a split 7” with Eternal Tapestry on the new Mugstar related label, God Unknown, as part of a series on the GU singles club, due out in September.

    Dwellings & Druss have a 12” coming out in late August on Unknown Precept, well worth a check if your into submerged squelchy synth improvs..       

    Check the preview here:


    Tesla Tapes wise, the next 3 tapes are currently being put together and are scheduled for a late September release. Stay tuned for more info..

    Onotesla 002 has arrived at Gnod HQ too, so very soon it will be available to all who have been waiting, Unfortunately delays at the pressing plant and then Record Store Day shenannigans prevented this release from coming out in April. Trust me though this release is worth the wait, its the wax debut of………LIGHTNING GLOVE ..entitled….RADICAL ZOO (Nothing) and its fucking brilliant. Keep your eyes peeled for this one, out very very soon.

    Gigwise, Gnod support $&$ in Manchester on 3rd August, Dwellings supports at the Shipley show on the 2nd. Then we are back down to Supernormal Festival on the weekend of the 8th August to have a total ball with some old comrades at one of the best wee fests in the UK.

    September sees Gnod at Liverpool Psyche fest and then we have some dates in the UK planned for October including a very sexy show in our home from home ,Bristol. More info about all these shows to come. Just giving a heads up.



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