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Barbican Radio Guest Mix #8: Gazelle Twin

Bringing our Electronic Music Experience series to a riotous close, Elizabeth Bernholz aka Gazelle Twin finishes her UNFLESH tour – and says farewell to the infamous blue hoody – with a very special live performance in our Cinema, Fleshed Out.

In preparation, Gazelle Twin shares a playlist of tracks that inspired and fuelled the creation of this powerful album…

‘UNFLESH started out a documentary album about the body – its autonomous internal workings, the strange things the mind does by instinct or nature or illness. Over time, elements of it grew into a deeply personal account of my own physical and existential experiences whilst growing up and as lyrics emerged. So did a very clear and very aggressive projection of feeling stifled by anxiety, consumerism, socio-political and cultural conformities – all set within institutions that I feel reinforce these ideas such as schools, shopping centres, housing estates etc.

Here’s some of music I was listening to before and during the time of writing UNFLESH. The choices reflect a feeling of doom and anxiety, the uncanny, and instincts of retaliation, ecstasy and indulgence of the body.’


Track List
Schopska Pesen, The Bulgarian State Radio & Television Orchestra
Roses and Teeth for Ludwig Wittgenstein, Matmos
I’m Not Dancing, Tirzah
You Make Me Like Charity, The Knife
Chhurch, Lorn
He’s a Liquid, John Foxx
December, Matthew Herbert
Serpentine, Peaches
Lying, Factory Floor
Tear out my eyes, Tricky
Join My Miltia, Mykki Blanco
The Cockfighter, Scott Walker
The Thing (Main Theme), Ennio Morricone

Gazelle Twin’s Fleshed Out takes place on Wednesday 25 November in Cinema 1.