Kannet/ Covers: Teemu Saarinen
"Diagnosis" is the fourth album by Gnomus, the improvising guitar-keyboards-drums trio from Helsinki, Finland. It is also their fourth release on the Fiasko Records label, but whereas the three previous – "Gnomus" (2000), "II" (2004) and the limited edition "28 août 2005" (2005) - were live albums, "Diagnosis" is the first Gnomus album to have been recorded entirely in a studio.
In contrast to the long improvisations that are essential to the Gnomus live performances, the studio environment enabled the group to improvise shorter segments which would have sounded out of place or too fragmentary in a concert situation. The result is a collection of nine improvised tracks that feature sonic fantasies previously unheard on Gnomus albums (or concerts).