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LP released: Jun 07, 2019

Tracklisting:
1. 01/ Utro
2. 02/ Sword In The Stone
3. 03/ Irma
4. 04/ Glasgow Coma State
5. 05/ Sine Waves Are Good For Your Health
6. 06/ Ursa Major
7. 07/progulka
8. 08/ How Do You
9. 09/ Feel Now
GNOOMES
MU!
Label: ROCKET RECORDINGS
Cat No: LAUNCH160LP
Barcode: 5055300397058
Packaging: LP Regular

Gnoomes, the Russian outfit who blend a potent mix of psychedelic stargaze, kraut techno and kosmiche pop return with a brand new
album, MU! their third for Rocket Recordings. Since the release of their last album Tschak! the three piece has turned into a quartet
with synth player Masha Piankova joining the band. And it was the success of their tours in the UK and Europe that subconsciously
created a template and tone for where the band would go next with this new album; to capture that surging drive and throbbing assault
of their pulverising live shows. "We decided to make this record more live and less electronic," Sasha, singer and guitarist from
Gnoomses said. "We were thinking about how to make it sound more dynamic." Masha's introduction was a key one, with her replacing
Sasha on synth bass whilst he moved over to second guitar to add a fuller and more impactful sonic crunch. MU! has been part
recorded in the same old soviet radio station where the band recorded Tschak! part in a professional studio and then part at home. This
was to ensure the best capture of Gnoomes live assault. The results brim with a magnitude and sense of coherence that belies some of
the environment it was created in. Fuzz-driven guitars shift in engulfing waves, resembling shoegaze giants at their most ferocious,
whilst elsewhere layered vocals stack on top of one another, weaving between pristine melody and augmented discordance. Whilst the
glacial electronics and coldwave tendencies that soaked much of their previous album may be more absent here, this record pulses
with an electronic tinge that bubbles more subtly under the surface of immersive guitars The title Mu! has Japanese origins and comes
from Zen Buddhism - something Sasha began to practise during past trying times - meaning both "no" and "nothingness" and the
understanding that the acceptance of this concept can lead to enlightenment. "For me personally it's a spiritual record," he says.
Although any sonic warbles of new age blandness couldn't be further from the end results here. This is a cleansing record, no doubt,
but one that washes over you with both brutal force and deft subtleness. With the completion of this album, it also wraps up a trio of
records all connected via punctuation - Ngan! Tschak! Mu! - but with one each distinct in its own tone and sense of evolution. From
Bowie to the Cure to Moderat, musical history is peppered with great musical trilogies and now Gnoomes' Exclamation Mark Trilogy
can be added to that.

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