Gazelle Twin and NYX announce collaborative album Deep England

Gazelle Twin, aka composer, musician and producer Elizabeth Bernholz, and electronic drone choir NYX are set to release their debut collaborative album, Deep England, on March 19th through NYX Collective Records. The 8-track album is an electronic-choral expansion of Gazelle Twin’s acclaimed 2018 album Pastoral, featuring reworked tracks from it as well as some NYX originals. Rooted in English pagan and sacred music, Deep England was originally created for live performance with Movement Director Imogen Knight, Sound Associate Peter Rice and Designer Chloe Lamford and was recorded right after their premiere at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in November 2019. Gazelle Twin and NYX shared their reflection on the album:

“Here lies our ancient future, Deep England: our hope and compassion in the chokehold of power and glory.
Hand in hand, here we cry our rage: summoning a lament into the ether, a divine androgynous force, a transcendental purge of the dizzying chaos of post-truth Britain.”

Ahead of the album release, they have shared ‘Fire Leap’, serving as the first magnificent and uncanny single from the record. Take a listen to it below and check out the album trailer straight after.

Mixtape #113

This month’s mixtape comes courtesy of the daring and dazzling all-female multi-instrumentalist chamber music collective Collectress, whose impressive body of work spans an incredibly wide spectrum of artistic expression and myriad multi-arts collaborations. Their beguiling and bewildering compositions first struck us when we heard their 2014 album, Mondegreen. Fluent in both composed contemporary music and free improvisation, they continue to create enchanting and enveloping music with their recently released second album, Different Geographies. So we’re over the moon to have them onboard curating this mix with an exquisite selection of tracks reflecting the many influences that have shaped their own sublime sounds. Press play and drift away.

  1. Steve Reich with Pat Metheny – Electric Counterpoint: II. Slow [Nonesuch Records]
  2. Dmitri Shostakovich – Shostakovich Quartet – String Quartet No. 3 in F, Op. 73: I. Allegretto [Musical Concepts]
  3. Gazelle Twin – Little Lambs [Anti-Ghost Moon Ray]
  4. Sun Ra and His Arkestra & June Tyson – Space Is the Place [Sweet Earth Records]
  5. Alice Coltrane – Journey in Satchidananda (feat. Pharoah Sanders) [UMG Recordings, Inc.]
  6. Smog – Say Valley Maker [Drag City]
  7. Edvard Grieg – Jan Bjøranger & 1B1 – Holberg Suite (for string orchestra), Op. 40; IV Air [Grappa Musikkforlag AS]
  8. Agnes Obel – Citizen of Glass [PIAS]
  9. Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Palle Danielsson & Jon Christensen – My Song [ECM Records GmbH]
  10. Nils Økland – Månelyst [Rune Grammofon]
  11. Johnny Flynn – The Wrote & The Writ [Mercury Records Limited]