Gazelle Twin & Max de Wardener - The Power OST [CD]
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Gazelle Twin and Max de Wardener’s score to “The Power”, directed by BAFTA nominated director Corinna Faith.
The CD comes as a fold out digisleeve with tube pocket.
Please note, these images are mockups and product may vary slightly in real life.
Taking about the soundtrack, Gazelle Twin expands, “Working on The Power with Corinna and Max didn’t feel much like work. It was a long haul thrill, from our field trip to the derelict wing of Goodmayes Hospital to record squeaky trolleys and smashed pill bottles, to making countless experiments with samples, voice, and electronics, pushing them in every extreme direction we could think of. The results bring me a lot of joy. I hope the collaboration continues.”
Max de Wardener goes on to say, “For this score we tried to match Corinna’s terrifying vision of the dark by creating music that was both as ambiguous as it was frightening. Keeping the palette small to increase the feeling of claustrophobia, this ranged from quiet dusty out of focus sounds, to full blown dense vocal textures with pounding synths to evoke our primal fear of the unknown. Gazelle Twin’s brilliantly inventive approach to vocal music became such an important part of the film.”
Summoning the spirit of classic ghost stories such as Susan Hill’s novel The Woman in Black and the intense psychological atmosphere of Dario Argento’s Suspiria, The Power is set in a crumbling East London Royal Infirmary in 1974. The supernatural thriller, written and directed by BAFTA nominated British filmmaker Corinna Faith, is available exclusively to stream on Shudder
Gazelle Twin, aka composer, musician and producer Elizabeth Bernholz, was conceived in 2009, with the release of debut album, The Entire City. Unflesh followed, in 2014, unveiling an onstage costume based on Bernholz’s teenage PE kit. In 2016, Gazelle Twin created Kingdom Come, an audio-visual performance depicting a fascist hell-scape based on JG Ballard’s final novel, released in 2017, and in 2018 Bernholz’s third studio album Pastoral was released to international acclaim, and went on to be an album of the year at a number of outlets including The Quietus, Uncut, Loud & Quiet, The Wire, Electronic Sound, 6Music, Rough Trade and HMV. Pastoral’s unforgettable “red imp” character is reflected in the costumes for Deep England.
Max de Wardener is a composer working in numerous and contrasting musical environments. Film scores include two features for Pawel Pawlikovski (Last Resort and Woman In The Fifth), Sarah Gavron’s Village At The End Of The World and Tian Zhuangzhuang’s Cry Of The Birds, to be released later this year. Classical commissions range from a percussion concerto for Colin Currie, to composing a new work for the Indian Violinist virtuoso Kala Ramnath and the LSO. He has arranged orchestral arrangements for artists such as Emiliana Torrini, UNKLE, Matthew Herbert and Plaid. Max has released various electronic albums, most recently last year’s Music For Detuned Pianos performed by Kit Downes (ECM).
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