UNCUT - - New Al­bums - JOhN LEWIS

Pas­toral ANTI-gHOST MOON RAY 7/10 Me­nac­ing, night­mar­ish elec­tronic vi­sion of Al­bion

Gazelle Twin is Brighton artist El­iz­a­beth Bern­holz, whose dis­cor­dant elec­tronic sound­scapes are thrilling, hi­lar­i­ous and un­set­tling in roughly equal mea­sure. Her first proper al­bum since be­com­ing a mother seems to ex­plore a pa­gan­is­tic Eng­land link­ing Arthur Machen and JG Bal­lard, us­ing heav­ily dis­torted synth voic­ings and jud­der­ing beats that lurch be­tween the ec­static and the night­mar­ish. The op­er­atic elec­tron­ica of “Glory” sounds like kate Bush fronting a jun­gle 12in be­ing played at 33rpm; the joy­ously un­hinged waltz “Bet­ter In My Day” is an amus­ing piss-take of nos­tal­gic big­otry; while Bern­holz’s whis­pered vo­cals on tracks like “Hobby Horse” come with an un­der­cur­rent of men­ace.

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