Gang Gang Dance is an American experimental music band based in Manhattan, New York City. They have toured internationally and released several albums. Gang Gang Dance were formed in 2001 by keyboardist Brian DeGraw and drummer Tim DeWit, who first met in Washington, . in 1993 and played in The Cranium
But when concerning Gang Gang Dance themselves, Saint Dymphna presents a vibrant, versatile mix of earthy, tribal, sound scapes that exhibit as much in hooks and replay-ability as they do in listening challenge. Further more, how difficult it is to pin what you’re hearing down to anything more specific than severely danceable world music. Upon first listen, Dymphna rings true to the cannon of freak-folk, and waves it’s weirdo-flag free. With influences ranging from African Big Band and classic Ska all the way to ambient house and dub-step, Gang Gang Dance truly convey a unique sound, while still maintaining their holds to home. But make no mistake, this Saint is a globe-trotter, with a multicultural spirit, that‘s hard to pigeon-hole. While they too, may sound similar, adding The Knife tag, or Animal Collective signet wouldn’t help much to sonically classify either.
Gang Gang Dance's third album, God's Money, remains a revelation three years after its release. Pouring the muffled art-beats of 2004's Revival of the Shittest and the extended space-jams of 2004's Gang Gang Dance into structured songs, the record was starry and dreamy, yet also taut and focused. It made evident what was implicit from the start- that these four hyperactive talents with underground pedigrees (see the Cranium, SSAB Songs, Angelblood, et. a. could funnel their ideas into melodic pop without diluting them. Saint Dymphna may appear to be a very messy and unfocused listen on the surface, but Gang Gang Dance show that this multi-faceted nature is part of their essence and artistic indentity. The sometimes noisy and caothic electronic landscapes blend incredibly well with the more psychedelic and even danceable cuts, and.
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on the album, although the classic ggd flourishes have always been the attraction for me. this album provides something new from ggd that is familiar but developed in a good direction. 4 people found this helpful. saint dymphna is a beautiful psychedelic album, i think it's the best album of GGD, the music is the best i heard this all-year, i wait for "merryweather post pavillion" from animal collective, what else ? nothing, bands such as everything between sigur ros, radiohead, tv on the radio and metronomy are good but they can't fight between GGD and animal.