Gang Gang Dance – Eye Contact

May 20, 2011

Sparseness and restraint are not really what this new album from Gang Gang Dance is all about.

That is made clear from start — the lp opens with the claim that “it’s everything time,” just before launching into the spectacular 11 1/2-minute “Glass Jar” — to finish and everything in between, with even the short interludes identified by repeated infinity signs.

For mind-blowing, over the top, interstellar blast-offs, it doesn’t get much better than this. Which probably explains why the compositions sound even better live, when strung out and elaborated on still further, as shown below and in the excellent 4ad session.

“MindKilla”

“Glass Jar” (live)

“Chinese High” (4ad session)

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