"Gabriel" is a sleeper hit. Joe Goddard, better known as a dude in Hot Chip, has crafted a powerful, melancholy dance track. He owes much of "Gabriel"'s strength to his vocalist Valentina, who have a particularly plaintive wail, especially when calling after Gabriel, whoever he is. She also occasionally has a tinge of the twitter that makes Shakira so special. Not in a bad way, promise. The video, by Utile Creative, is a animated, rainbow-hued reinterpretation of a Rorschach test. It's really pretty. Pick up the "Gabriel" single, out now on DFA/Greco Roman.
September 01, 2011