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  • Summary: The two-track release from Diamanda Galás features verses from Georg Heym's poems and was originally a part of sound installation at Hanover's Kapellen Leprosarium (in the Middle Ages it was used to house those with leprosy or the plague).
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  • Record Label: Intravenal Sound Operations
  • Genre(s): Experimental, Avant-Garde, Experimental Electronic, Avant-Garde Music
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  1. Uncut
    Aug 31, 2022
    90
    A tightly visionary work addressing the isolation and mutilation of World War I soldiers; if it’s unforgiving and unflinching in focus, that’s needed, to give voice to such suffering. [Oct 2022, p.29]
  2. Aug 31, 2022
    80
    Broken Gargoyles is yet another tremendous work from one of the most singular, incomparable artists of her era.
  3. The Wire
    Aug 31, 2022
    80
    Galás crisply delivers excerpts from two works by the German expressionist poet Georg Heym, Das Fieberspital (The Fever Hospital) and Die Dämonen Der Stadt (The Demons Of The City). [Sep 2022, p.46]
  4. Aug 31, 2022
    77
    The album may not shock the singer’s die-hard fans, but Broken Gargoyles is a moving, painful listen and an ideal access point for the uninitiated.