Somerset House Studios

Gazelle Twin: Pastoral

Part of Assembly

Fri 16 Nov 2018
19.30 - 22.00
Lancaster Rooms
New Wing

Gazelle Twin presents the London debut performance of new album, Pastoral.

Forged in a rural idyll in Middle-England, Pastoral exhumes England’s rotten past, and shines a torch over its ever-darkening present. Out on 21 September 2018 on the artist’s own Anti-Ghost Moon Ray label, Gazelle Twin will present an exclusive London debut of Pastoral as part of ASSEMBLY.

Four years in the making, amidst life-changing events, including a move far out of the city, Pastoral will be the first major release by the artist since her widely acclaimed LP UNFLESH. Gazelle Twin has crafted an album overflowing with a frenzy of traditional and contemporary musical tropes; from early music instrumentation to the compelling, ritualistic application of found sample-looping.

Told through a troupe of multi-gender voices, in vernaculars old and new; the shrill echo of folksong met with tabloid-tinged jaunts, the artist aka Elizabeth Bernholz, presents the notion that “there is horror in every idyll, and danger lurking beyond the “quaint” ”.

Pastoral is a deranged, absurd reflection of deranged and absurd times.

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