We got the British multi-hyphenate talent to make us a list of songs to soundtrack walking through the city, ahead of the release of her sophomore LP
If Tune Yards had a love affair with The Knife, one imagines the resulting sonic creation wouldn’t be far removed from the almost unclassifiable music of Gazelle Twin. The moniker of Brit producer, composer and musician Elizabeth Bernholz, Gazelle Twin produces sounds that strip back the identifying tricks of electro and pop, collating them over industrial bass and unctuous, oozing synth tracks. It’s instinctually astringent, buffered by her breathy, sexy vocals and garage influenced beats that will raise your heart rate and leave the hairs standing up on the back of your neck. Frankly, here at Wonderland we can’t get enough.
Following a bunch of much-hyped taster releases over the last year Gazelle Twin is finally releasing her anticipated second LP UNFLESH on September 22nd, via her own label, Anti-Ghost Moon Ray. Described by Bernholz as ‘autobiographical purging’ of sorts it also touches on topics as diverse as euthanasia, European colonisation and people raised by animals. We’ve had a listen, and can assure it delivers the desired brilliance on all counts.
In honour of the drop we asked Gazelle Twin to make us a playlist of songs about ‘walking through the city’. Check it out below.
I. Sit + Stare
I. Sit + Stare
Arvo Pärt – De Profundis
Bruce Gilbert & BAW – The Void
Fennesz – City of Light
Oneohtrix Point Never – Melancholy Descriptions of 3D Environments
Gil Scott Heron – Me And The Devil
The Black Dog – Nommo
Benge – 1975 Moog Polymoog
Pye Corner Audio – Electronic Rhythm Number Eight
Lorn – Diamond
The Knife – Full Of Fire
Bjork – Pluto
Beethoven – Op. 132, 3. Molto Adagio
Gazelle Twin’s second album UNFLESH is available to buy from September 22nd. Alternatively you can pre-order it on iTunes here. Her album launch is on October 1st at Corsica Studios, London. Find out more here.