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:: Gabrielle's Wish ::
01 February 2002 / Promo / 4 TRK CD
By AS

With tumbling drums and a dark sinister bass riff, the guitar slopes in with a one note, off balance riff. It's a very gothic affair, reminding me of an early UK Decay (very early 80's subterranean post punk pioneers). The vocals are semi-spoken word and chanting chorus's. "Orange Light" reminds me as to why I got into music in the first place, as it revisits places that are long forgotten and criminally unexplored in today's music. A magnificent track.

"Hoist" is an electronic number, that makes you wonder why "Mantronica" is such a modern term. Having produced some of this material for the last few years, this particular number is a moody, but bouncy number. "Get Up" returns to live drums courtesy of BoWalsh ( formerly One Lady Owner, now Nylon Pylon), with the same level of malevolence that was displayed in track one. It's more angry vocal wise as the evident anger seeps through into the very fabric of each word.

"Mood Pill" is another, life changing piece of electronica. It's a slower, beatless number that just fills the room with synth strings and sounds, before ebbing away and completing this four track collection.

Dark, melodic and transporting sounds from another era into the 21st Century - this is maybe one of Gabrielles finer moments.

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