IN CELEBRATION of the first anniversary of her debut solo album, Pang, Caroline Polachek, former singer with the lovely Brooklyn lo-fi poppers Chairlift, has released a blissful extended mix of “The Gate”, one of that album’s standout tracks. Watch the blissfully ethereal video for the ten-minute new mix below.
It unfolds at a blissful pace, taking Caroline’s sorrowful vocal prowess and marrying to space, electronic touches, transporting it further out into the nether realm between Julianna Barwick and This Mortal Coil.
This new version was mixed by Caroline with sonic contributions from Oneohtrix Point Never and British producer Danny L Harle, and it incorporates motifs and melodies from across Pang.
Caroline says: “In the original version of the song, the closing lyric (‘Finally there’s a way / to be both free and safe’) are the words I’m waiting to hear, but never do.
“The extended version of the song then is a sort of parallel universe or alternate ending, where those words not only arrive, but ring true.”
Award-winning video artist Ezra Miller created the accompanying short film by combining 3D landscapes with AI programming trained on Yves Tanguy and Joseph Turner paintings to create the video’s abstract visual landscapes.
Pang is available now on digital download and heavyweight vinyl now; order yours from Caroline’s Bandcamp page, here, or your local record shop.