Saturday, 31 December 2016
My Favourite Albums of 2016: #23 Let's Eat Grandma - I, Gemini
With pop music reaching middle age it’s probably not that surprising to find that one of its most off-kilter experimental albums of 2016 was created by two teenage girls from Norwich, UK. I, Gemini is a truly fearless record – an album that doesn’t sound in any way as if it’s been designed by a record label committee, but by two unique and individual minds. I, Gemini won’t be to everyone’s taste – but if you like the idea of a musical equivalent of a peculiar and unsettling Grimm’s fairytale then dive in. Even just a glance of the song titles here – Chocolate Sludge Cake, Chimpanzees In Canopies, Eat Shiitake Mushrooms - will tell you that this duo are not operating in the same world as Little Mix. In fact they’re not operating in the same world as anyone else. Yes, there are moments when I, Gemini is far from an easy listen, but that’s all part of their warped charm.
Let's Eat Grandma - Rapunzel