We are proud to present Gang Gang Dance’s second full length release entitled God’s Money. Recorded over the course of a year at Junkyard Audio Salvage the band utilized whatever means were available to them: drums of all shapes, sizes and circuits, various keyboards and synthesizers, midi-triggering guitar scenarios, vocals reconfigured via guitar effect pedal and even the occasional aluminum chair. Blending hypnotic rhythms into a highly structured compositional style or soaring in the lofty heights of practiced improvisation, this recording follows in the footsteps of their other output marking new ground for the band.
Gang Gang Dance continue to push the musical envelope with Saint Dymphna, the first proper studio recorded follow up to the bands 2005 critically acclaimed break through album God’s Money. Tempering the finer elements of Pop, Dance, Ambient and Experimental music; Saint Dymphna is both the bands most challenging and forward thinking release to date.
RAWWAR is the first glimpse of exactly what the band have been up to over this prolific year. Clocking in at just over twenty minutes and sprawled across three tracks, the release plays like a Gang Gang Dance sampler of sorts; a taster for what is to come. RAWWAR opens with Nicoman: a live favorite from the last few years which has been refined in the studio.bombastic and dance-oriented it blends the bands affection for musical styles, propelling the listener through the four minutes of audible tribal chaos, while at the same time demonstrating GGD’s talent for pop melody. Oxygen Demo Riddim finds the band improvising and building musical ideas into a dreamy hypnotic instrumental interlude. The final, almost cinematic, track is a studio composition entitled The Earthquake That freesPrisoners which unfolds over ten minutes. This was painstakingly assembled in the studio and incorporates conversational dialog from their deceased band member Nathan maddox interwoven into the bands compositional structure.
In advance of Gang Gang Dance’s upcoming studio full-length The Social Registry are proud to present the band’s first ever DVD release, Retina Riddim. This film was made by Gang Gang Dance member, and visual artist, Brian DeGraw. Retina Riddim is by no means a tour film, documentary, live video, or anything as remotely stringent. Included on the DVD is a fan film, GGDbyOP, shot and edited on the road by Oliver Payne, a friend of the band’s. As an added bonus Retina Riddim also contains an audio CD cut together by Degraw specifically for this release, and a fold-out poster designed by Mr. DeGraw. Retina Riddim is both a document of Gang Gang Dance’s progress over the past few years, and a look forward to the direction they are moving in.
Gang Gang Dance is a musical vehicle without brakes, constantly innovatingand dropping material out the rear. Hillelah documents a period in whichGang Gang moved from city streets to multilane highways and down back roads. These four tracks are culled from live sets and practice sessions to giveyou just a taste of what was happening during this period between GGDrecording sessions. Plus this enhanced CD puts one into their world with twovery diverse performances.