I’m please to reveal the new single Belly Of The Beast by UK artist Gazelle Twin.
Belly Of The Beast is taken from Gazelle Twin’s forthcoming album UNFLESH, which will be released on Anti-Ghost Moon Ray Records later this year.
Having garnered a slew of praise for her debut album The Entire City in 2011 from the likes of Gorilla vs Bear, Dazed and Confused, The Guardian, Independent & NME, Gazelle Twin crafts music that is emotive and tense, her songs are compelling and at the same time terrifyingly beautiful. Her ability to mesh harmonies with dramatic percussion has resonated with fans across various genres of music, and has seen her songs be remixed by an impressive cast of producers including Kuedo, Alixander III of Azari & III, Clint Mansell (composer of the scores for Requiem For A Dream & Black Swan).
BELLY OF THE BEAST was released on Monday 3 March 2014 on Anti-Ghost Moon Ray Records.
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"darkly brooding and intensely beautiful" - Gorilla vs Bear
"woozily ethereal industrial-pop" - Dazed & Confused
“fantastically fucked-up, spectacular weirdness" - Drowned in Sound
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.
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