8 TRACKS: OF CHILLING AMBIENCE & HORROR WITH GALLOPS

Originally rooted in pyschedelic rock and rock the group has since begun to depend more heavily on the role of electronics.

8 TRACKS: OF CHILLING AMBIENCE & HORROR WITH GALLOPS

Originally rooted in pyschedelic rock and rock the group has since begun to depend more heavily on the role of electronics.

Sometimes it can take time to re-evaluate the worth within a project. In the case of Gallops, an experimental group from Wrexham, it took "time away from the band" to provide "fresh perspective". In 2013 the group split, however, last year saw a sporadic and unprecedented return to music as they released a new album in the form of "Bronze Mystic". Originally rooted in pyschedelic rock and rock the group has since begun to depend more heavily on the role of electronics, this has led to an innovative rebirth and a whole new sound. 

We caught up with them as they select 8 tracks which reflect their tastes and aspirations. See below...


Buy "Bronze Mystic" HERE. Live dates can be found HERE

POPOL VUH - AGUIRRE I (L'ACRIME DI REI)

This piece scores one of my favourite scenes in cinema, the opening shot of Aguirre and his band of conquistadors and slaves descending a colossal Peruvian mountainside en route to the fabled El Dorado. Popol Vuh’s use of Mellotron-style choral voices here is stunning and makes the scene, in my opinion. The choral organ used was apparently handmade by Herbert Prasch in Munich and was first used by Amon Düül on ‘Tanz Der Lemminge’ before being hunted down by Florian Fricke. It’s likely this instrument is gathering dust and won’t be committed to tape again. I love that.

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