First impressions: Gazelle Twin – The Entire City

A while back, I bought and enjoyed the album Ring by Glasser. There’s a lot of similarities between that and this, though Gazelle Twin’s brittle electronica is colder and less textured. There’s a similar approach to songwriting, but the vocals aren’t layered up in the same way. So it’s familiar enough to immediately appeal to Glasser fans but different enough to stay interesting.

Like Glasser, Gazelle Twin is one woman – in this case, Elizabeth Walling from Brighton. Her voice quivers over each pared down mix of bleeps and percussion as if Depeche Mode and Fad Gadget were being haunted by someone from Delerium. There have been the inevitable Bjork comparisons, but to be honest I’ve found Bjork hard to warm to in recent years, her songs accomplished but not engaging. This has no such affliction; it’s all perfectly hummable.  Continue reading