Glockabelle (aka Annabelle Cazes) creates songs that live in the space between hysteria and sustained childhood. Her music, sung in French, is playful but emphatic and complex (most likely a result of her training as a concert pianist). The song “le KKK a pris mon bebe” features her unique brand of glockenspiel playing — with thimbles on fingertips.
“Stop! stop! (with au revoir autobus)” appears to have some noise instrument resembling thunder rumbling in the background and conjures up scenes of Anna Karenina in a Goddard film — eery and unsettling while thrillingly beautiful.
A recent performance at Glasslands was something like a public-access television program from France. Cazes started each song with telling the audience what it’s about (ie: “this song is about a washing machine”) — and it’s awesome. Projections by Sleepy Peopl (Maya Edelman & Nate Dorr) pleasurably added to the avant-garde experience.
More information on the artist: www.glockabelle.com