Top Ten 2013: Gazelle Twin - Mammal
Gazelle Twin didn’t release much this year, just one and a half EPs with five songs in total, three of them covers. For more, we need to wait until the new album, which she announces for 2014. I’m in love with her music since I heard the first note of The Entire City. It feels so immediate and intimate to me. It’s music that flowed directly from her mind to the speakers with minimal friction. Add her beautiful haunting voice to it and it feels like you get a glimpse directly into her mind (which is an interesting place, see @gazelletwin)
I was also very fortunate to catch a show of hers in London this February. I expected some Fever Ray-ish black celebration, but instead, she actually performs her music in an almost charismatic way – almost, because she appears completely masked.
I hope she’ll perform more often and maybe she rethinks hiding her face away for the entire show: it does create some distance between her and the audience, which might not necessarily add to the experience.