Gang Gang Dance // Eye Contact // May 10 // 4AD
This is the fifth album by Gang Gang Dance, a band that is not afraid to be all up in your face bitch, whether it’s their slightly annoying vocalist doing her best Kate Bush impression or tendency to craft long song that don’t go anywhere. Personally I like them. While the first three albums were self indulgent poo but the 4th brilliant Saint Dymphna took them to next level and got them many new fans, like Florenche Welch, go figure.
So here they are with a new full lenght Eye Contact and first things first, its quite different from the last one. Gone are the arabic soundscapes, here its leplaced by lush tangled jungle-like electronica. The best proof of this is an opener Glass Jar, an 11 minute intro and arguably the highlight of the album, it goes from spacey intro into an incredible psych dancefloor banger (or as close to that as GGD can get)
The album contains10 songs, however 3 of them are a suite of instrumental interludes filed under the symbol of infinity, despite it making Eye Contact and album of 7 full lenght songs you can’t say that this is a short one. It goes from downright weird dance trio Adult Goth, Chinese High and Mindkilla to Sacer, a track that could actually inflict some damage to the pop charts if the world wasn’t run by cunts.
Gang Gang Dance is a band that is coming into it’s full strenght with their 2 latest albums and that’s the best thing a band could get, now they have a back catalogue full of experimentation and are ready to craft good melodies, something that this album proves that they’re good at. For the time when their weirdest apocalyptic party comes, Eye Contact will be played by everyone.