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Gnoss - Brother Wind (Self Release)

Star rating: 
4

Gnoss can lay down fiery furious dance music, but what sets them apart is their ability to smoulder and simmer. The Moul Head reels rock furiously, while the layered whistles and vocals on Brother Wind revel in restraint with a calm beauty. The Closet Bodhran set of times has a groove, but it doesn't just thump there is grace and subtlety. My Ship plays vocals against flutes and whistles, building in intensity to present the fire and the simmer sides of this band. Craig Badger, Aidan Moodie, Graham Rorie and Connor Sinclair in Gnoss on BROTHER WIND manage to be both the storm and the calm before the storm.

Marc Higgins
Northern Sky