US project GODDAKK is the creative moniker used by guitarist Martin Newman of Plumerai for his solo efforts. The EP “III” should logically be the third of his solo excursions so far, and was released on US label Silber Records as a part of an experimental series of EPs made under the condition 5 songs in 5 minutes.

Newman’s take on this challenge has been to produce five short, atmospheric pieces, with ambient tendencies and textures instrument details as the main ingredients. As conclusive or inconclusive as such material can be, depending on your individual taste for music of this kind I guess.

Not Enough opens with a subtle bass and reverberating light guitar notes covered in a smooth, melodic texture. The Wait follows with slowly plucked guitar notes and nervously resonating guitar notes in a distanced sounding arrangement and a subtle textured noise motif. A Void Dance repeats this setup, but now with bass and guitar plus reverbs/effects. Travel Guide features slow bass with resonating light toned guitar licks and gently surging noise textures and finally The Borrowers maintains the bass presence now with an echoing, reverberating guitar noise texture and subtle haunting melodic overlays.

A well made 5 minute trek into a world of ambient, textured guitar motifs with haunting atmospheres, and most likely with fans of post rock as a likely key audience.

My rating: 92/100

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