GAZELLE TWIN - BELLY OF THE BEAST
The first release from the new album UNFLESH
SINGLE RELEASE DATE– 03-03-2014
BELLY OF THE BEAST - LINKS
‘Belly of the Beast’ – Teaser Film (public): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj__NPIRQqA
"thoroughly haunting...a bit like Die Antwoord meets Fever Ray" The FADER
"darkly brooding and intensely beautiful" - Gorilla vs Bear
"woozily ethereal industrial-pop" - Dazed & Confused
“fantastically fucked-up, spectacular weirdness" - Drowned in Sound
"Gazelle Twin's 'Belly of the Beast' Video Is Terrifyingly Good" SPIN Magazine
Gazelle Twin is the UK-based artist, Elizabeth Bernholz (née Walling). She is one quarter of the Anti-Ghost Moon Ray collective and DIY label, on which she released her critically acclaimed debut album, The Entire City in 2011.
Following a two year writing spell, Gazelle Twin returns with a powerful and aggressive track from her new album, UNFLESH (2014). Belly of the Beast is far removed from its spectral predecessors, Mammal EP (2013, Sugarcane Recordings) and The Entire City. With mostly spoken vocals, this is a visceral, bare-bones offering with leanings towards industrial-pop and minimal wave. Instantly rooted in the 'real' world (in this case, the sounds of a supermarket conjoin tribal, sampled based percussion) the artist's unique production style oozes from her heavily chorused voice embodying innocence, sexual ecstasy and violence, though at times achieved in all but a whisper. Ominous Moog arpeggios (courtesy of Benge at Memetune studios) add to the foreboding sense that there’s nowhere to hide.
In the concept and direction of Belly of the Beast's accompanying film (co-directed, filmed and edited by young artist Esther Springett), Gazelle Twin creates the visual counterpart to her distinct shift in sound with a new disguise. Now firmly rooted in the 'real' world, a faceless girl in an electric blue PE kit emerges out of the shadows into the fluorescent lights of urban life. Openly alluding to horror films such as The Brood (Cronenberg, 1979) and Don't Look Now (Roeg, 1973) this depiction of the teen or child 'ghoul', nestling in hay transfixed by TV static, hints again at the paranormal, the animal, and the ancient. Her costume is nevertheless deeply personal, representing a "crucial moment" in the artist's school life, the truth of which will be told in releases to follow.
BELLY OF THE BEAST is released on Monday 3 March 2014 on Anti-Ghost Moon Ray Records. It will be available for a limited time as a Free Download.
DOWNLOAD HERE: http://soundcloud.com/gazelletwin/belly-of-the-beast
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