Net Digital LP

THE GATELESS GATE

Germania


Tracks:

  • Die Sprache der Pflanzen
  • Exosphere
  • Roten Himmel
  • Auf Wanderung
  • Fur Florian Fricke
Format: Files MP3 CBR 320 Kbps
Release Date: December 25, 2013
Total running time: 30:27
Catalogue: BN_LP007_12_13
License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0


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The Gateless Gate is the ambient, psychedelic and experimental project of Allister Thompson, a Canadian former singer-songwriter. After playing in rock bands for many years and touring North America and Europe as a guitarist and bassist, he released a number of online albums of psych folk and progressive rock songs before turning to his interests in (mostly) instrumental music inspired by genres like ambient music, progressive rock and Krautrock, as well as world music. He has released four recordings under the The Gateless Gate name since 2012, "Xinjiang" (on Nostress Netlabel), "Heikan No Setsu", "Remnants". The Gateless Gate's music is intended to be spiritually inspiring and tranquil while still challenging the listener. In 2014 The Gateless Gate will become a duo with the release of a full-length album in collaboration with a pianist. "Germania" is an homage to the sounds of early 1970s german experimental music. The artists referenced include Edgar Froese, Manuel Göttsching, Kraftwerk, Klaus Schulze and Popol Vuh. The recording is meant to be a tribute and a reference back to their trailblazing styles, but not an attempted imitation of their precise sounds. The final track is an affectionate tribute to Popol Vuh’s Florian Fricke, his primary musical influence (with a nod to Popol Vuh guitarist Daniel Fichelscher).