Gang Gang Dance LP

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I didn't really like the CDR, but the LP is great. Like Siouxsie doing Chairs Missing as remixed by Illitch. Great packaging too. Anyone hear it yet?

roger adultery (roger adultery), Wednesday, 5 May 2004 22:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

only on vinyl?

cutty (mcutt), Wednesday, 5 May 2004 23:48 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

anyone think there's a bit of Chrome? like a lighter Chrome feel?

duke chrome, Wednesday, 5 May 2004 23:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i definitely hear a Chrome influence, you're right - Lip Moves era, of course, none of that later Helios Creed solo crapola

yes its vinyl only for now - beautiful gatefold cover!

roger adultery (roger adultery), Thursday, 6 May 2004 00:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Like Siouxsie doing Chairs Missing as remixed by Illitch

NOT APPEALING, DUDE. FIND BETTER BANDS TO TRICK ME WITH.

Ian Johnson (orion), Thursday, 6 May 2004 01:50 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

TRICK ME OH TRICK ME

ann johnnsonn, Thursday, 6 May 2004 01:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

yo, it's like you took my e-mail address and ROUNDED UP. hot.

Ian Johnson (orion), Thursday, 6 May 2004 02:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Like Siouxsie doing Chairs Missing as remixed by Illitch
NOT APPEALING, DUDE. FIND BETTER BANDS TO TRICK ME WITH."

jefferson airplane, screwed and chopped?

duke blarney, Thursday, 6 May 2004 02:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

much better.

Ian Johnson (orion), Thursday, 6 May 2004 02:08 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

label? does "vinyl only for now" mean "cd release with extra traxxx in near future?"

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Thursday, 6 May 2004 04:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

It's out on Fusetron.

Ian Johnson (orion), Thursday, 6 May 2004 04:49 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

groovy. roger's description has my nipples standing up and pointing at the record store.

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Thursday, 6 May 2004 06:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
anyone know what this 20 minute gang gang dance mp3 that's floating around soulseek is? it's got a track from that overpriced 'keep me smiling' comp ("rugs of prayer") plus "baron samedi" and "the given." it's pretty cool.

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Wednesday, 26 May 2004 01:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

pretty sure that's the Revival of the Shittest CDR but I don't have the titles. Does the first song have an Afrika Bambaatta kinda feel to it? Anyway I don't really like that one. The LP's much better

roger adultery (roger adultery), Wednesday, 26 May 2004 01:30 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
o i madet that a long tiem ago...
it's from a realaudio file from the site
in the time before the cd-r
back then they didnt have any trax out yet

it's real cool
probably was my favorit until god's money came out

ait, Thursday, 11 August 2005 20:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

what

cutty (mcutt), Thursday, 11 August 2005 20:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

let us never speak of it again

I'm Hi, Jared Fogle (ex machina), Thursday, 11 August 2005 20:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

wow, this 'god's money' album is the best thing i've heard in a while. other than the new animal collective, that is. gorgeous.

firstworldman (firstworldman), Friday, 12 August 2005 00:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

oh boy yeh i only just got this MY GOD it's good - cocteau twins meets butthole surfers in argentinian tango competition somewhere in indonesia? lene lovich! flying lizards! mmmmm

bob snoom, Friday, 12 August 2005 09:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Gotta say their press release has my interest piqued:

GANG GANG DANCE SET TO RELEASE SAINT DYMPHNA ON OCT 21
Named after the patron saint of outsiders, taboo subject matter and general disorder, Gang Gang Dance have completed Saint Dymphna - a stunning follow-up to the critically acclaimed God’s Money. The album is set for release Oct 21, 2008 on The Social Registry in North America (and in the UK, Europe and Australia on Warp). Finally! After three years of complex and sporadic recording, complete with jetsetting, breakdowns, an acclaimed Whitney Biennial appearance, plus the Retina Riddim DVD+CD and RAWWAR EP, the band have yielded a true masterpiece to add to its canon. We couldn’t be happier to throw this one out and let the world become enamored again.

If you'’ve seen a Gang Gang Dance show since 2005, you know that Lizzi Bougatsos, Brian Degraw, Tim Dewit and Josh Diamond have taken an even dancier, inclusive direction that continues to emphasize the ritualistic elements of their music while upping the transcendent aspects. This is apparent (times ten) on Saint Dymphna. The record opens with “Bebey” – a preview of coming attractions that is like an organic, eastern Aphex Twin with spinning percussion, face-fuzz ambient textures and oral rebirth. The track melts into “First Communion,” which is a great representation of the new, more-accessible-than-ever version of the band. After a dreamy introduction, the unit pummels in with a truly global punch – we’re talking Brazilian guitars, punk snarl on the vocals and a beat that resembles the omnipresent sound of reggaeton flooding the NYC streets during summer months.

Blue Nile” touches on 80s techno, trip-hop, interstellar travel and Hot 97 R&B without really sounding like any of those things. “Princes” is the real shocker of the bunch. The first appearance of London-based MC Tinchy Stryder and his “Oh shit! Gang Gang!” toast will cause more than a few moments of “Did I accidentally switch records?” before the conclusion that this stuff is smashing apart genre conventions in a way that few bands have been willing to experiment with. The song plays like the weirdest Grime track (or the weirdest Gang Gang Dance track for that matter) you’ve ever heard. Either way, it re-emphasizes the group’s club potential, experimental success and beyond all, true understanding of good music no matter what label critics decide to obsess over on a given day.

The arc and trajectory on which Gang Gang Dance has propelled themselves since their inception at the turn of the century can only be described in terms of evolution. Four individuals with strong ties to the art community and almost boundless creative energy orienting themselves into a musical collaboration, the direction of which has been almost as unpredictable as it is focused. Their ambition and individuality did not go unnoticed through 2007 as they were approached by The Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art to be included in their 2008 biennial, an offer rarely extended to musicians. For the exhibition, the four again chose to incorporate visual manipulation into their performance; utilizing film projections, a number of participants dressed in ceremonial masks – all elements combining to create a spectacle that was by all accounts breathtaking.

Like God’s Money, Saint Dymphna is envisioned as a LP experience, although each track is more than strong enough to stand alone. The production is pristine cinematic headphone candy with 70s Eno intricacy and 00s Timbaland immediacy that will firmly hold your attention while Gang Gang Dance continue to push things forward. The album will be preceded by the Single “House Jam” that is backed with a remix of the track by Hot Chip, and accompanied by a free digital download of a remix by XXXChange. Highly recommended and well worth the wait!

Live Dates:
July 24th at M Room in Philadelphia, PA
July 26th at Bowery Ballroom in NYC
July 27th at Middle East in Cambridge, MA
Aug 16 at Central Park Summerstage in NYC

Track Listing
HOLY COMMUNION (3.05)
BLUE NILE (3.10)
VACUUM (4.13)
PRINCES (4.26)
INNERS PACE (4.16)
AFOOT (3.25)
HOUSE JAM (4.45)
INTERLUDE (NO KNOWN HOME) (1.16)
DESERT STORM (5.10)
DUST (5.30)

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 11 July 2008 19:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

St. Dymphna's is the bar i interviewed them at!

beta blog, Friday, 11 July 2008 21:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

Can't wait for this. Love this band

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Friday, 11 July 2008 23:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

the xxchange remix is actually quite nice
http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/download/142084-premiere-gang-gang-dance-house-jam-xxxchange-remix-mp3-stream

mizzell, Sunday, 13 July 2008 16:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

It's going to be great of course

admrl, Monday, 14 July 2008 03:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

apparently the drummer has been shot?
http://earlboykins.blogspot.com/2008/07/tim-dewit-from-gang-gang-dance-shot.html

mizzell, Wednesday, 16 July 2008 17:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

That's insane

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Wednesday, 16 July 2008 18:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

tim's already bragging that he is off painkillers btw
and he maintains thats a great bar too

noizez duk, Wednesday, 16 July 2008 18:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

Hahahahaaa

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Wednesday, 16 July 2008 19:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I should have included this in my anticipation thread, dagnabbit. From Uncut:

"Saint Dymphna is a kind of super-produced, precision-tooled, pop and dancefloor-primed rebooting of tribal psych. I’ve been playing it all week, and the constant ebb and flow makes it quite tricky to identify separate tracks. But on the other hand, it is a record that lends itself to a great landslide of references.

So amidst all the contrasting beats, from the fervid drum circles to programmed sputters that recall a goth-tinged Timbaland, various bits of “Saint Dymphna” make me think of contemporary New York bands like Outhud, or a friendlier Black Dice. There are elements of Bjork, quite late Can, Yoko Ono, and a fantastic grasp of how variegated global rhythms can mix with ultra-modern western electronica that makes me think of the Sun City Girls on DFA (or, God help me, the sort of fusion that Transglobal Underground always strived for).

The outstanding track, though, is called “Vacuum”, and features a prominent melody that seems to closely echo the siren riff from My Bloody Valentine’s “I Only Said”, hazily reconfigured over a backing that’s somewhere between ambient dub and kosmische synthprog. The hyper-creative drift of “Saint Dymphna” as a whole is pretty gripping, but this one’s the keeper."

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 12 September 2008 21:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

Excited. When is this coming out?

Alex in SF, Friday, 12 September 2008 22:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

this album is going to be a big one

Surfboard Pre (surfboard dudes get wiped out, totally), Friday, 12 September 2008 22:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

this album is really fucking good.

Creeztophair, Friday, 12 September 2008 22:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

have ppl downloaded that song w/ tynchy stryder?

t_g, Saturday, 13 September 2008 01:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

Excellent record - very close to the live GGD experience sonically. My only complaint is the seemingly reduced presence of Lizzie B's vocals throughout. Otherwise fucking rad.

Capitaine Jay Vee, Saturday, 13 September 2008 05:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

live ggd experience minus all the things that make it really awesome = me sitting at laptop with headphones listening to saint dymphna thinking about the girls that go to ggd shows and being pissed off but also kinda happy that im listening to pretty rad new music from original ish band from nyc

Surfboard Pre (surfboard dudes get wiped out, totally), Saturday, 13 September 2008 06:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

is surfboard = nu-nu-nu ilx steve shasta?

ian, Saturday, 13 September 2008 06:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

have ppl downloaded that song w/ tynchy stryder?

― t_g, Friday, September 12, 2008 9:10 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

it's on gorilla vs bear.

mizzell, Saturday, 13 September 2008 13:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

This album is pretty amazing. My first exposure to them and I'm absolutely loving it. It's all over the place, but in the best possible way. Outstanding production as well.

Chris in Belfast, Wednesday, 8 October 2008 09:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Yes, this is totally brilliant.

Tim F, Monday, 27 October 2008 20:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah I don't get the people complaining about this record at all. It's fantastic. As good as God's Money if not better.

Alex in SF, Monday, 27 October 2008 21:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

keep meaning to pick up the album, the tinchy track is sick

lex pretend, Monday, 27 October 2008 21:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

Parts of this are suspiciously Excepter-ish... people are talking...

▒▒▓▓████▓▓▒▒▓▓████▓▓▒▒▓▓████▓▓▒▒▓▓████▓▓▒▒▓▓████▓▓▒▒ (Steve Shasta), Monday, 27 October 2008 21:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

About what?

Alex in SF, Monday, 27 October 2008 22:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm intrigued by it. House Jam is cool. Liked God's Money and one or two other things. Like some Excepter as well. Have they finally hit their stride on the new album?

Treblekicker, Monday, 27 October 2008 22:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm so amazed at how beautiful this album is. It's like driving through a rainforest hard up against a coastline, and every time you turn a corner you come across an amazing new vista. Except that happens every twenty seconds or so.

Right now this is duking it out with The-Dream and Luomo to be my album of the year. I think it might win.

Tim F, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 00:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

What is The-Dream?

Alex in SF, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 01:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

i have a dream that all artists will get threads titled solely "LP"
wherein the actual LP in question just changes over time

noizez duk, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 01:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

hmmm is it really that good? should i try to slsk?

i have spent some time with GGD and they are great people, but i can sense some of what others say about them-- ie, that Lizzie and the guitarist are fashionista scene-climbers who care more about being cool than anything else. (of course, this criticism is suspect, as it comes from the mouth of former collaborators with the two of them. ahem).

anyway, does anyone love Angelblood as much as i do?

the table is the table, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 01:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

this album is so well sequenced and very listenable. the ebb and flow mentioned upthread is very otm. you have spent time with josh and think he cares about nothing but being cool? dude is so nice.

mizzell, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 02:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

What is The-Dream?

― Alex in SF, Tuesday, October 28, 2008 1

The very late December 2007 r'n'b release by Terius "The-Dream" Nash, songwriter and producer known for "Falsetto" on his own cd, and for co-writing "Umbrella" among other songs.

Interesting recent Melena Ryzik feature on Gang Gang Dance in the NY Times-- It says they still have trouble paying their rent and they want to get their music heard by a wide audience-- "Ms. Bougatsos is ready for the attention. “There’s no such thing as selling out in my mind,” she said, adding that she would love to have her music featured on a TV show soundtrack: “A Jeep commercial, a tampon commercial, anything,” she said. “We’re a band, we make music, and that’s what we want to be known for.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/21/arts/music/21gang.html

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 02:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

The two new songs sound to me like the best thing they’ve done since saint dymphna

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 04:05 (two months ago) Permalink

Then again they were pretty much inactive for 7 years, I thought they had disbanded already.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 04:07 (two months ago) Permalink

saw them around a year after saint dymphna came out?

cool show i really enjoyed it

nxd, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 09:03 (two months ago) Permalink

The first time I saw Lizzi play was with her drum-duo side project, and I liked her energy but musically it was a lot of undistinguished thumping. So I was surprised the first time I saw GGD how well her drumming worked in the confines a more structured band. Like I said upthread, both times I saw them they were totally in sync and on point, their sets were seamless.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 20:06 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah saw em 2010 and they slayed, it’s almost as if there are variances of quality across performances depending on context

I think this band has the best futurism

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 20:29 (two months ago) Permalink

Don’t sleep on the beedeegee album which is a continuation of the strange pop distortions of saint dymphna. Features the gang gang singer as well on “rain man”

I like st the most cuz it flows as one song so brilliantly

Music is confidence (Ross), Wednesday, 23 May 2018 03:26 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9xfTw5WkfE

this one just sounds like 'more Eye Contact' but that's not really a bad thing

ufo, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 16:15 (two months ago) Permalink

Went in one ear and out the other tbh

Slippage (Ross), Thursday, 7 June 2018 14:21 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

So this album totally rips!

mind how you go (Ross), Friday, 22 June 2018 10:07 (one month ago) Permalink

J tree album version is different. Which was unexpected

mind how you go (Ross), Friday, 22 June 2018 10:13 (one month ago) Permalink

different how?

Paul Ponzi, Friday, 22 June 2018 11:17 (one month ago) Permalink

Actually they’re not different. Just find it weird iTunes downloaded J tree twice. Gotta delete that

mind how you go (Ross), Friday, 22 June 2018 11:46 (one month ago) Permalink

Damn this is good. Smoothest ggd yet

mind how you go (Ross), Friday, 22 June 2018 16:49 (one month ago) Permalink

Gorgeous record. Shame there seems to be so little hype for it.

Sure I made the exact same post in the Melody's Echo Chamber thread.

kitchen person, Friday, 22 June 2018 17:17 (one month ago) Permalink

You’re my main man kitchen

mind how you go (Ross), Friday, 22 June 2018 18:40 (one month ago) Permalink

New album is totally magical.

Tim F, Friday, 22 June 2018 20:50 (one month ago) Permalink

Haven't sat down with it to give it a proper listen yet but after sampling it by having it on in the background while doing stuff, I'm already liking it quite a bit (though I fear the two advance singles may be the clear highlights)

Paul Ponzi, Saturday, 23 June 2018 12:40 (one month ago) Permalink

this isn't as mind-blowing as Eye Contact but it's a nice progression on their sound, love the balearic vibes. J-Tree, the title track, and Salve on the Sorrow are probably the highlights for me so far

ufo, Saturday, 23 June 2018 14:29 (one month ago) Permalink

Title track rules - the moment when the 90s breakbeat comes in is just so shameless.

The entire thing feels like it's singlehandedly trying to rehabilitate billowing gap year hippy Buddha Bar music via depth and phenomenal textual detail.

Matt DC, Saturday, 23 June 2018 14:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Yep, i’m also reminded of the swooshy first discs of Northern Exposure 1 and 2.

Tim F, Saturday, 23 June 2018 23:12 (one month ago) Permalink

JE’s involvement means I’ll give this a second and third listen

calstars, Saturday, 23 June 2018 23:25 (one month ago) Permalink

Tim F otm

mind how you go (Ross), Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:31 (one month ago) Permalink

I think it’s their smoothest record yet

mind how you go (Ross), Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:32 (one month ago) Permalink

can't tell if that is a compliment or not

Paul Ponzi, Sunday, 24 June 2018 20:20 (one month ago) Permalink

Totally is

mind how you go (Ross), Sunday, 24 June 2018 21:54 (one month ago) Permalink

It sounds really lush to me

mind how you go (Ross), Sunday, 24 June 2018 21:55 (one month ago) Permalink

Digging this a lot. Not as arresting as Eye Contact or St. Dymphna, but gorgeous and groovy and totally welcome.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Monday, 25 June 2018 16:10 (one month ago) Permalink

ama today at 4pm est

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 26 June 2018 11:35 (one month ago) Permalink

Wicked

mind how you go (Ross), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 16:08 (one month ago) Permalink

some thoughts:

kazuashita sounds like enya/loreena mckennitt mashed with drum and bass

love the use of guitar on this, from spindly to serene

sounds like a logical extension from beeDEEGEE and eye contact

mind how you go (Ross), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 17:45 (one month ago) Permalink

this sounds like Grimes

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Friday, 29 June 2018 00:31 (one month ago) Permalink

I think you have that backward

Paul Ponzi, Friday, 29 June 2018 01:49 (one month ago) Permalink

Grimes like sounds this

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Friday, 29 June 2018 02:01 (one month ago) Permalink

no, there's definitely a Grimesian note in Lizzi's vocals that wasn't there before

Number None, Friday, 29 June 2018 06:47 (one month ago) Permalink

lotus definitely has a grimes esque chorus

stoker (Ross), Friday, 29 June 2018 08:32 (one month ago) Permalink

ama was really cool. also their user name was a riff on beedeegee. don't sleep on that record

stoker (Ross), Friday, 29 June 2018 08:37 (one month ago) Permalink

"other people definitely like to say that but i have no idea where those artists get their inspiration from. i'd like to think that we have contributed to the general landscape in some way over the years though yeah. I do remember Grimes once saying Lizzi was an important vocalist."

stoker (Ross), Friday, 29 June 2018 08:38 (one month ago) Permalink

these Beatles, they sound just like Oasis

Paul Ponzi, Friday, 29 June 2018 12:35 (one month ago) Permalink

boy i really like this record

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Saturday, 30 June 2018 14:09 (one month ago) Permalink

Yep, i’m also reminded of the swooshy first discs of Northern Exposure 1 and 2.

― Tim F, Saturday, June 23, 2018 4:12 PM (one week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

oh my god otm

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Saturday, 30 June 2018 14:09 (one month ago) Permalink

One of the best records this year easily.
Lush and gentle but with the trademark weird interludes this band is good for. When the record started I was like “oh shit, gang gang!”

Rhubarb (Ross), Saturday, 30 June 2018 14:50 (one month ago) Permalink

lol also this album reminds me a bit of Bel Canto circa Magic Box.

Tim F, Sunday, 1 July 2018 21:29 (one month ago) Permalink

never heard of that band or album but now I want to

Paul Ponzi, Sunday, 1 July 2018 21:58 (one month ago) Permalink

this is the hazy sound of my summer

ogmor, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 10:54 (one month ago) Permalink

spoiled by riches with music this year but this may be the best record i've heard this year. perfect length, delivers in every way sonically...so good

Ross, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 15:49 (one month ago) Permalink

Would anyone happen to have a spare DL code for this :)

I've been loving the tracks on YouTube, need to hear the whole thing properly.

Absolute Unit Delta Plus (Noel Emits), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 08:43 (one month ago) Permalink

I know a way you can do that without ripping anyone off

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 13:23 (one month ago) Permalink

ysi?

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 13:29 (one month ago) Permalink

Lol Noel. Could probably help you despite paying for the record - share the love iirc

Ross, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 14:17 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm dithering over buying the FLAC on Bleep because it doesn't cost much less than the CD, and I'm put off buying the CD because it doesn't come with a download, unlike most CDs they stock, which feels a bit mean in this day and age.

So I'd just like to hear it and get enthused enough to go for one or the other.

Ross, thanks. Hit me up with an email if you feel so inclined.

Absolute Unit Delta Plus (Noel Emits), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 15:25 (one month ago) Permalink


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