As part of the lead-up to Sofasonic Festival, a weekend of online events happening 17-19 July 2020, we’re releasing an array of playlists on Spotify that have been carefully curated by artists & friends of the festival for your listening pleasure.
Following playlists by Radwan Moumneh, Mark Titchner & QUEEF we have a cracking mix of music selected by producer, composer and artist Elizabeth Bernholz – the genius behind Gazelle Twin.
Without a doubt, this artist has established her place as a leading innovator in contemporary electronic music.
Through avant-garde electronica, Gazelle Twin’s repertoire draws from sci-fi film scores, choral music, underwater life and the paranormal. This certainly shone through in her 2015 Supersonic performance where she performed from her second album UNFLESH, a depiction of puberty, phobia, gender identity backed by unrelenting industrial-pop production. In 2018 she returned to the Supersonic stage for a UK premier of an electrifying, brand new performance surrounding her album ‘Pastoral’.
Her signature masquerade-like use of costume, acts a catalyst in the process of releasing and replacing identity. In toying with anonymity in this way, Gazelle Twin bewitches audiences by masking the surface as a means of releasing what lies beneath.
She’s curated a playlist of music that has been important to her, and her family, during lockdown – take a listen…
A statement from Gazelle Twin:
“I can hardly believe 2 years have passed since I performed ‘Pastoral’ at Supersonic for the first time. It was, IS, an album full of pent-up anxiety, fear and frustration, but in contrast, this playlist is mostly a family-friendly, calm and hopeful one.
During lockdown, I’ve been pregnant at home with my partner and our 4 year old son. We’ve needed music to keep our anxiety levels in check, and a sparse background for reading stories, playing and home-working each day. It is often really really hard to listen to music with a kid around, but he became obsessed with Kraftwerk’s album ‘Radioactivity’ just before Florian Schneider passed away, so Kraftwerk has been a regular part of our listening, together with plenty of sound-art and obscure ambient records. ‘Do Your Thing’ by Moondog became an extra special song for us as a family about a month into lockdown. We were still feeling very alienated by everything happening and really missing our families and friends. Moondog’s gentle words of positivity and hope just really hit a nerve, in a good way.”
Stay tuned – more delectable music selections coming from Supersonic artists & friends soon…