After reverential reviews of their 2017 debut, Be OK, Deep Throat Choir return with their new single Camille. Taking its name from Children of the Compost, a collection of future fables by the eco-feminist writer Donna Haraway, the track is “an exploration of the feeling that the boundaries between yourself and the natural world, or somebody else, are entirely porous and dissolving”, says choir leader Luisa Gerstein. A music video for the track has been created by London based visual artist Rachel Sale.
It is the first single from Deep Throat Choir’s forthcoming album, and marks the foundation of the Amorphous Sounds collective. The label takes its name from the lyrics to Camille, in which the group sing “I’m reeling / I’m restless / porous / amorphous”. Describing the collaborative practice of the artists working within Deep Throat Choir, it gives name to an already existing collective of music makers from a wide-range of disciplines, and is a statement of intent for future cross-stitched imaginings. The label is founded by Luisa Gerstein and Anika Mottershaw.
“I wanted to formalise a cohesive space for all of us within Deep Throat Choir making work of our own, be it solo or collaborative; so really it’s giving a name to a collective that already exists, and making fertile ground for even more collaborative work. Outside the longer-term projects of albums and EPs, I want to have a space where we can create and put out stuff more regularly, sometimes without the context of that bigger project” – Luisa Gerstein
Deep Throat Choir is an all-female singing collective that formed in 2013, driven by a desire to strip music making to the basic elements of voices and percussion, and to gather for the joy and communal experience of raising voices together. They released their debut album “Be OK” on Bella Union in 2017, and followed in 2018 with “Murmurations”, a collaborative album with Simian Mobile Disco, where voice and synthesiser were one and the same. They continue to explore the capacities of the human voice, and are working on a new body of work, this time with more extensive instrumentation, the product of a collaborative effort.