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Emerging from the same experimental scene as Animal Collective and Black Dice,
Gang Gang Dance blend African rhythms, Middle Eastern dance music, industrial, noise, grime and more. Today’s skewed pop and eerie vocals are less chaotic than their earlier work, glistening with Arabian synth lines and delayed out shimmer guitar.
“Correct us if we’re wrong, but the album of 2008 has just arrived on our doormat. It’s called Saint Dymphna, and it’s by Gang Gang Dance. ‘One of the best albums we’ve heard all year… astonishing in it’s breadth and quality’.
“Their sound is natural yet manmade, gangsta yet gentle at varying turns throughout their seemingly improvised sound.”
“… St. Dymphna spins scattered global sounds into a dance both ethereal and ecstatic.”
Plan B Magazine
“St. Dymphna is a super- produced, dancefloor-ready rebooting of tribal psych… The eclecticism is exhilarating…”
“Gang Gang Dance may now ascend to the bona fide league of geniuses.”
“St. Dymphna further ups Gang Gang Dance’s ritualistic ante and might be their best yet.”
“… a glorious celebration of sonic excess.”
“It all sounds wonderful, sparkling and glistening.”
“Their album is enormous” – Dave Sitek, TV on the Radio
”Gang Gang are the sound of some soon to be found tribe lurking in the wigs of forever. Gang Gang Dance seamlessly blend the sound of something so otherworldy while seeming so familiar. The pied pipers of Never Never Land.” – Simon Taylor, Klaxons
Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip, Charles Hayward (This Heat, Camberwell Now), Pat Thomas and John Coxon (Springheel Jack, Spiritualized) known for their sublime improvisations offer up anarchic piano, guitar and electronics underpinned by relentless, turbulent drums reminiscent of Can, Neu! or Einstürzende Neubauten with the funk of Sly and the Family Stone meets Love.
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