Album Review

Gel Set – “Human Salad” – [Moniker Records]

Kai Sync   3/30/2016   12-inch, A Library



Gel Set, released 2015, is a one-woman band by Laura Callier ((currently residing in Chicago), a quirky electronica artist specializing in airy seduction vocals, hazy synths, lo-fi drum machines and unconventional pop lyrics. Human Salad is her debut album and the music has unexpected dub ambiance across various electronica styles, from minimal and industrial techno to lo-fi electro-clash house music to ambient experimentation. The vocals are sometimes seductive hissing or spooky performance art with clever simpleton lyrics. It sounds like a debut album with the style not yet fully developed, even so, a naive approach to developing tracks makes it interesting listening as well as gives the album production an eccentric and gritty flavor. Oddly enough many of these tracks could even be used in a DJ show, like a 4am in the morning surprise track.

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