Martin Newman’s Goddak project picks up where his last album left off, with N◦2 providing more ambient post-industrial soundscapes to lose yourself in.
‘A Snowy Walk Home’s canny use of its title helps bring out the air of ominous foreboding inherent in the looped guitar and distortion and sets expectations high from the offset of the audible journey to follow -‘Apples and Lilies’ is subsequent in a similarly mesmerising composition. Meditative and sombre, ‘An Hour of God’ echoes with desolation and emotion equally throughout its thirteen minute duration while ‘Sneguckka’ comes in much shorter but still with all the sober minutiae of its longer neighbour.
A far cry from Newman’s more musical project Plumerai (Check them out!), N◦2 seethes with experimental ideation of a darker and more serious nature and for this concept alone deserves the global adoration of gloomy souls like myself.