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This review is from: God's Money (Audio CD)
This album, although a couple of years old now, has been considerably overlooked in the mediated musical slipstream, with occasional nods here and there in disparate press, or via second hand sources.
The thing about GGD is the approach. The journey from arty, abstract, clattering brooklyn noiseniks to something approaching a Pop instinct has left them with a personal stamp, variously featuring: Treated, or Midi guitar, synths that bend between islamic style pop and cod mysticism, Grime and Dancehall and Hiphop indebted rhythms, sampled edits, noise, and witchy, forest-shriek vocals. It's a brew that in the hands of others might sound contrived or patronising. Instead, the improvised approach (later edited down into more coherence) means that these elements gel into a future organic. The quote on the sleeve sticker says "GGD seem to have found the G-spot of the universe", which you might be forgiven for brushing off as standard hyperbole, but it makes sense. They have marinated the hipster music styles of the last 5 or 6 years, and served them up as their own, compelling dish.