Ethereal electronic outfit GABI is the brainchild of composer/singer/multi-instrumentalist Gabrielle Herbst, a woman who surely deserves the long-winded title. Her musical journey started deep in the forest of the Berkshires with a steady diet of Bob Dylan and gamelan music. As a young child, she joined her ethnomusicologist father for an extended stay in Indonesia to study Balinese dance. On the Herbst property stood a barn housing no animals — save some poodles — as it was reserved for rehearsals and performance work.
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"It was an interesting childhood, for sure," she says. After studying voice and composition at Bard College and diligently self-educating with her loop pedals, Herbst now prepares for the release of her debut album. Sympathy starts as a hot skillet-skating pad of butter but drips down into something infinitely more complex.More »