Gazelle Twin is the creation of producer, composer and artist, Elizabeth Bernholz
. Her acclaimed debut LP, The Entire City (2011, Anti-Ghost Moon Ray) and Mammal EP (2013, Sugarcane Recordings) is soon to be succeeded by the new, industrial-pop full-length, UNFLESH (2014).
In March, the creep-out single Belly Of The Beast gathered a slew of praise from the likes of Dazed & Confused
, The FADER
, as well as radio airplay from BBC Radio 1, 6 Music (courtesy of Mira Calix
), XFM. An unofficial remix by Tom Demac
also emerged for Skream and Benga
's BBC Radio 1 show on 14 March. The second dripfeed will arrive on 27 May packaged on limited edition, blue 12" vinyl with a b-side and remixes. A string of rare UK and EU live dates, from Brighton to Berlin will accompany the release throughout May.
Anti Body ramps up the stripped back, industrial-form first glimpsed in Belly of The Beast; here, deadpan vocals hammer out anxious sentiment over machine-drums and broken Moog arpeggios, (courtesy of Benge
at Memetune studios
), “like Suicide
but really feminine and modern" according to Claire Boucher
aka Grimes (via tumblr) who heard the demo in 2013. B-side, Phobia, is starker still, recalling the vast inner-landscapes of The Entire City, but with a gentle claustrophobia. Exploring the dark drama at play, Wrangler contribute an ultraminimal, techno reworking, with shocks of dungeonesque vocals by ex Cabaret Voltaire frontman, Stephen Mallinder.
The Goblin soundtrack-inspired, I Speak Machine
(aka Tara Busch
) flies offworld with her offering; soaring in an arrestingly creepy major key, with lead vocals slowed right down to an uneasy stammer. Anti Body's accompanying music film comes courtesy of British director, photographer and designer Chris Turner
. Playing out scenes reminiscent of a 1980's teen horror movie, the faceless girl in school-blue sportswear emerges from a communal shower room with unsettling consequences.
1. Anti Body
3. Anti Body (Wrangler Remix)
4. Anti Body (I Speak Machine Remix)