Mammal Ep

Gazelle Twin // Sugarcane Recordings
Format // EP
Mammal is the first new material by Gazelle Twin to be released since The Entire City

and treads similarly dark and dreamy, but more aggressive terrain. As rich in thematic sources as its sonic palette -

inspired by the 1982 Morricone score for John Carpenter's The Thing and the intense, horror-rap of Death Grips - it explores "the alienation of human physical

form" - a constantly recurring muse for Walling.

Unsettled and visceral, the lead track, I Turn My Arm, examines the phenomenon of the 'phantom limb', whilst the haunting and spatial This Is My Hand recounts "the fear and awe I felt when I first realised I was a physical object". The track's title and lyrics are linked beautifully to a quote from Ingmar Bergman's Seventh Seal: "This is my hand. I can move it. Blood gushes within it...". The discerning listener will notice the heartbeat running through all three tracks, and so the final track sits surprisingly comfortably despite its unlikely origins - a cover of Wire's Heartbeat (1978), approved personally by Colin Newman himself before its inclusion was decided upon.
  • Release Date // January 28, 2013 (physical & digital)
  • Format // EP
  • Catalog Nr // SGR-018
  • EAN // 880319613111