Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2008 Ratings: #36 / 745
Year End Rank: #16
User Score
Based on 71 ratings
2008 Ratings: #35
October 20, 2008 / Release Date
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The Social Registry / Label
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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. al.) could funnel their ideas into melodic pop without diluting them.

American experimental music outfit Gang Gang Dance's fourth studio album takes you to a dip unto the farther ends of neo-psychedelia with its new wave synths, tribal tendencies and eclectic electronic structures that could feel a bit loose and distracted but the end result is totally worth it. This is a total bop and it slaps.
It takes a lot musically to keep my interest, and when it got to the sweet core of the album, it was nice. However, I didn't care much for the beginning nor the end of the album.
Gang Gand Dance's sophomore record shows the band improving on their already weird and deceptive aesthetics, even though the group goes for a more accessible sound at times here. 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 ... read more
I was super excited to listen to this when I rediscovered this band. The album cover is very eye-grabbing as well as the title. I've only previously heard Kazuashita and liked some of the alien-like tracks that the band delivers, so I had relatively high hopes for this as it's tagged as "Must Hear".

The track First Communion is truly fantastic, and the build-up provided by the opener Bebey makes the wait worth it. Lizzi Bougatsos' vocals are a unique and gorgeous instrument, as ... read more
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Track List


  1. Bebey 
  2. First Communion 
  3. Blue Nile 
  4. Vaccum 
  5. Princes 
  6. Inners Pace 
  7. Afoot 
  8. House Jam 
  9. Interlude (No Known Home) 
  10. Desert Storm 
  11. Dust


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