Gazelle Twin & NYX: electronic drone choir have shared a new track, ‘Deep England’.
It’s a wonderfully dark and brooding drone that pulls you into its world and an ambitious and atmospherically brilliant piece of sparse music.
The track is the latest to be taken from their forthcoming collaborative debut of the same name, an eight-track studio album due for release on vinyl, CD and digitally on 19 March 2021 via NYX Collective Records.
Bernholz explains, “The original version of ‘Deep England’ is a Ballardian meditation on the English rural in the 21st Century. Sung in the style of a sacred or ritualistic chant over a deep choral drone, Sian O’Gorman’s [NYX] reworking transformed the piece into a vast choral lament that felt so amazing to perform with NYX. One my favourite pieces on the whole album.”
Rooted in English pagan and sacred music, Deep England is an electronic-choral expansion of Gazelle Twin’s 2018 album Pastoral (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray). Here, tracks from Pastoral, an album whose political themes have only intensified since its original release, are radically reworked and presented alongside original compositions by NYX, Paul Giovanni and William Blake.
Deep England was transferred to the studio soon after the QEH performance, and the resulting album shows a powerful and often dreamlike Jarman-esque depiction of a country divided by its many selves. The performers are Adélaïde Pratoussy, Cecilia Forssberg, Elizabeth Bernholz, Natalie Sharp, Ruth Corey, Shireen Qureshi and Sian O’Gorman. The album was co-produced by Marta Salogni, Sian O’Gorman (NYX) and Elizabeth Bernholz (Gazelle Twin) with mix and additional programming by Marta Salogni, and mastering by Heba Kadry.