(Second pressing of Giza EP now available after a sold out first edition)
'Giza' is the brilliant new EP from Chicago/NY electronic duo Gatekeeper, following their debut on Kompakt's Fright imprint last year.
Inspired by the sounds and visions of forgotten sci-fi film scores, fantasy games and arcade imagery, Gatekeeper has created its own morbidly deranged discotheque, a vivid flight of fancy in which the conventions of techno, Chicago house, italo-disco and industrial are transfigured into one phantasmagorical adventure, populated by hushed screams, Gregorian dungeon chants and cinematic washes of mammoth sound.
'Giza' finds the band advancing into more exotic, outlandish territory, as well as fusing their earlier disco leanings with a faster-paced, more club-oriented approach, demonstrated in the arcade biker theme of 'Chains', haunted melody swirls of 'Storm Column' and 'Serpent', or the feverish, nightmare-ridden after-hours romp of 'Mirage'.
1. Chains (3:41)
2. Storm Column (3:31)
3. Serpent (3:25)
4. Giza (3:14)
5. Mirage (3:26)
6. Oracle (2:47)