Album artwork for Easy To Build, Hard To Destroy by Gnod

"We just wanted to jam really and see what happened,” says Paddy Shine of GNOD fourteen years on from their inception. “That led us down the road of constructing a vibe or an atmosphere for playing live. We played a lot of squats, house gigs and parties in the early days. We lived in each others pockets - shared ideas, books, films Some heads came along for the ride. Good times.”

This momentum gathered quickly into a band with formidable psychic power, captured in style on Easy To Build, Hard To Destroy - a compilation of tricky-to-find, obscure and unreleased material from the heady early days of the band, all released on vinyl for the first time. It’s the sound of an uncompromising devotion to rapture through noise and repetition. Captured in the hypnotic rhythmic drive and intimidating atmospheres of tracks like ‘They Live’ and ‘Inner Z’ is a mantric energy which take a jumping-off point from the Krautrock, Japanese rock and under-ground American psychedelia the band were hammering at the time, as well as the droogy nihilism of The Stooges debut. Yet these feral experiments reach far beyond into a headspace that acknowledges no boundaries, rock orthodoxy or genre constriction. A full decade, countless enlightened minds and scores of ruptured speaker cones later, the GNOD journey continues unabated -onward to fresh creation and new annihilation.

Gnod

Easy To Build, Hard To Destroy

Rocket Recordings
Album artwork for Easy To Build, Hard To Destroy by Gnod
CD

$15.99

Released 05/07/2021Catalog Number

CD-LAUNCH-225

Gnod

Easy To Build, Hard To Destroy

Rocket Recordings
Album artwork for Easy To Build, Hard To Destroy by Gnod
CD

$15.99

Released 05/07/2021Catalog Number

CD-LAUNCH-225

"We just wanted to jam really and see what happened,” says Paddy Shine of GNOD fourteen years on from their inception. “That led us down the road of constructing a vibe or an atmosphere for playing live. We played a lot of squats, house gigs and parties in the early days. We lived in each others pockets - shared ideas, books, films Some heads came along for the ride. Good times.”

This momentum gathered quickly into a band with formidable psychic power, captured in style on Easy To Build, Hard To Destroy - a compilation of tricky-to-find, obscure and unreleased material from the heady early days of the band, all released on vinyl for the first time. It’s the sound of an uncompromising devotion to rapture through noise and repetition. Captured in the hypnotic rhythmic drive and intimidating atmospheres of tracks like ‘They Live’ and ‘Inner Z’ is a mantric energy which take a jumping-off point from the Krautrock, Japanese rock and under-ground American psychedelia the band were hammering at the time, as well as the droogy nihilism of The Stooges debut. Yet these feral experiments reach far beyond into a headspace that acknowledges no boundaries, rock orthodoxy or genre constriction. A full decade, countless enlightened minds and scores of ruptured speaker cones later, the GNOD journey continues unabated -onward to fresh creation and new annihilation.