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November 29, 2018

Gang Gang Dance – Kazuashita

Filed under: Uncategorized — npd @ 9:19 pm

Gang Gang Dance are back after a long break following the release of Eye Contact, one of my favorite albums of 2011 and still in regular rotation for me. I haven’t been able to see them live since that year at a live show that blew me away. Their new record Kazuashita picks up where you’d hope they’d be after 7 years: shows growth, but dials the intensity back and feels to me a little more introspective and serious. From the first few mourning lines on album opener J-TREE (“I’m not ready / I’m not ready to go”) set to familiar pulsing rhythms, the vocal samples and chanting evolved to clips of protestors at the Dakota Pipeline, moving the listener from soaring Dakota plains and beyond into outer space.. man.

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