Gang Signs Self-titled EP
Vancouver duo Gang Signs have just released their eponymous EP, collecting a number of tracks already floating around the Internet with a few new ones. In my opinion, there’s enough music here to be passed off as an LP, but I get why Gang Signs might want to hold off on dropping their debut album.
The EP has a rawness that teems with potential. With mysteriously catchy hooks and haunted vocals, Gang Signs is reminiscent of other male/female electronic duos. Sharing the vocals, the duo share the stage well, as both voices are subtle yet affectionate. This hushed sound creates an eerie atmosphere, that resonates through the EP’s 9 tracks.
The thing that sets Gang Signs apart is how stripped down, and subtle they can be. In an era of known for pushing the limits of electronic productions to it’s many potential extremes, it’s refreshing to hear something so sparse. Rising in crescendo and allowing noise to become the focal point to a musical movement, rather than the driving force of the entire production.
Don’t sleep on this release. If you enjoy Vancouver’s HUMANS, you’ll be glad to know that Peter Ricq is one of the driving forces behind this great new group. The EP is available now on BandCamp http://gangxsigns.bandcamp.com/