ALBUM REVIEW: Gazelle Twin – Black Dog | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Invada Records

Released: 27.10.23







Listening to Black Dog is akin to having an amorphous grasp on reality. Dreams, or more accurately, nightmares melt together. Visions are never fully revealed. The unsettling rhythms and organic seething, beats glitching, turn the listener inside out. This is very much a headspace album full of viscera and examined psyche.

The performances (songs) explore childhood fears, adult anxieties and then come full circle into fears for Elizabeth Bernholz’s own children as she narrates and warns. There’s a purging here of sorts, after looking externally for so many years, this album is highly personal but still doesn’t stint on the dark satire, pitch black ideas and unpicking of guts. You can see this translated live when Gazelle Twin play The Glasshouse (fka Sage Gateshead) on 16th November.


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