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Artist: GATE
Title: Republic Of Sadness
Format: LP
Label: Ba Da Bing
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"The first new GATE record in over a decade, A Republic of Sadness is as much a reason for celebration as indoctrination into the creative genius of MICHAEL MORLEY. Known primarily for his work in THE DEAD C, Morley simultaneously has been doing Gate since hes started playing. A Republic of Sadness comprises the apex of Morleys various interests in one collection. His guitar and vocal drones permeate through looped beats and sounds, arriving at a sound that is not quite dance, not quite noise, not quite electronica and never, ever ambient. Michael Morley will be playing shows in the states this summer, including a few with Lee Renaldo." -Ba Da Bing

Artist: GATE
Title: My Dear Sweet Reluctant Sweetheart
Format: Double CD
Label: Hells Half Halo
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"the idea of truth and memory meld to form a confusing and unreadable interpretation of the idea of pop-culture. generations of sound are made silent and a new monster is created. just as in the film "the night of the living dead" when the undead are continually searching and feasting on the brains of the living to transform the victims into hunters themselves, so to have the sounds previously held on the displayed silent records, been transformed into frightening mirages of their former selves." - Hells Half Halo.
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Artist: GATE
Title: The Lavender Head/My Dear Sweet Reluctant Sweetheart
Format: Double CD
Label: Hells Half Halo
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"the idea of truth and memory meld to form a confusing and unreadable interpretation of the idea of pop-culture. generations of sound are made silent and a new monster is created. just as in the film "the night of the living dead" when the undead are continually searching and feasting on the brains of the living to transform the victims into hunters themselves, so to have the sounds previously held on the displayed silent records, been transformed into frightening mirages of their former selves." - Hells Half Halo.
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Artist: GATE
Title: Dew Line
Format: Double LP
Label: MIE
Country: UK
Price: $32.00
"A reissue of the 1993 The Dew Line album from New Zealand guitar patriarch MICHAEL MORLEY (DEAD C), and the first part of his "rock trilogy" that includes 1996s Monolake and 1999s The Wisher Table. Typical Gate/Dead C no-fi guitar subduction and locked-in-the-car-trunk vocals are prominent, but theres also a hefty amount of scraping synthesizer menace and Paleozoic riffage. The crust of noise is there, but crack open the sonic geode and youll discover some nifty song styling as well. An anti-rock classic. Expanded and remastered with five previously unreleased bonus tracks. Edition of 500 copies." - MIE.
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Artist: GATE
Title: Saturday Night Fever
Format: LP
Label: MIE
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Saturday Night Fever takes the concept of the movie of the same name and stretches the night a bit later, the fever a bit higher to the point where the party ends up blending into something much more sinister and wild. What starts out as a disco drumbeat with funky guitar swagger and melodic horns may slowly deteriorate into some sort of corroded ambient loop that eventually morphs into melodic horn samples. Basically every track is subverting its own gestures, carving out a narrative of interruption and stretching the disco template in directions simultaneously embracing and mocking the form. In a way, this album is a sequel to A Republic of Sadness (2010), embracing the criticisms people had of that album and expanding on those flaws. The resulting album sounds like Morleys pulling out some heaping doses of the hermit boogie and Otago funk and stretching it into some sort of Basinskian disintegration loop gone Bernard Bonnier zonked mutant scene. There are so many moves within each of the four extended tracks that it feels like that illuminated dance floor is always slipping beneath your feet. I promise itll be worth the effort, twinkletoes . . ." - Pete Swanson.

Artist: GATE
Title: Live In Boston, NYC 1994
Format: CD
Label: Poon Village
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Gate is Michael Morley (Dead C., Precious Metal Inc.) and whoever he feels like working with. This CD features performances from the 1994 Gate tour, when Morley travelled around with Keiji Haino & The Thurston Moore Male Slut trio. Lee Ranaldo (who recorded a ton of studio Gate stuff with Morley around the same period that has yet to surface), joined him for a single-song 30+ minute guitar duo instrumental extravaganza in Boston, which is reproduced in its entirety here as the first track on this CD. Building layers of feedback, sonic delay and looped drones, this is a mesmerizing work of organic power. Its followed by six shorter tracks, recorded a few days later in NY, with a trio lineup of Morley, Ranaldo and electric harp improviser, Zeena Parkins; densely organized sectors of gloriously abstract noisic combinations are faded in & out for appraisal. Packaged in Poon Villages elegant trademark screenprinted card-folio." - Poon Village.

Artist: GATE
Title: The Lavender Head v.3
Format: CD
Label: Precious Metal
Country: New Zealand
Price: $16.00
"The latest of what has become the favoured modus operandi of Gate. The infinite universe of sound and our obsession with the truth of it. Five tracks are featured in this ravers paradise. Ms Ciccone is thankfully absent from this most recent of party mix tapes constructed by Mr Morley alone. This cannot be true. There is also talk of a Bootylicious remix with video coming very soon indeed." - Precious Metal.

Artist: GATE
Title: The Wisher Table
Format: CD
Label: Precious Metal
Country: New Zealand
Price: $16.00
"Recorded by a Gate band proper, this recording was completed in 1997 and is the final part in the trilogy of rock albums The Dew Line and The Monolake released by Gate in 1994 and 1997 respectively. In this recording Michael Morley is joined by Sally Millenium (Furr Grrls), and James Kirk and Nathan Thompson (Sandoz Lab Technicians. This album is the only total proof of a band that never performed live but rehearsed like their lives depended on it. Sadly they cease to exist." - Precious Metal.
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Artist: GATE
Title: The Dew Line
Format: CD
Label: Table Of The Elements
Country: USA
Price: $16.50
"Twenty years is long enough: Its time to acknowledge Michael Morley as an indie-rock patriarch. And why not? As the guitarist and vocalist for New Zealand noise-trip trio The Dead C and the man behind Gate (ostensibly a solo project, although Sonic Youths Lee Ranaldo makes frequent guest appearances), Morley is the rare artist that record-hounds love to unearth: an isotope in the body Pop, radiating an invisible influence. With scores of micro-batch releases and an unmistakably intimate performance idiom, Morley ranks in the company of Jandek or Loren Connors, but its geographic isolation rather than social disengagement that has deflected his work from reaching more ears. Still, if you dont recognize his name, youve heard his reverberations, in the ambient post-rock of Flying Saucer Attack and Labraford, the neo-psychedelia of Bardo Pond, and the fidelity-challenged whorl of Pavement and Sebadoh. Recorded in 1993 and out of print since, Gates The Dew Line is the first part of his rock trilogy (followed by The Monolake in 1996 and The Wisher Table in 1999). Rock it does. Typical Gate/Dead C no-fi guitar subduction and Morleys locked-in-the-car-trunk vocals are prominent, but theres also a hefty amount of scraping synthesizer menace and paleozoic riffage. The crust of noise is there, but crack open the sonic geode and youll discover some nifty songstyling. In someone elses universe, the gem of an opening track, Millions, gets play on AM radio, while Have Not climbs the FM charts. Full of brooding atmospherics, The Dew Line is the most -- dare we say it -- accessible of any of Morleys records, and it stands on an equal footing with his Dead C high-water mark, Harsh 70s Reality, as an anti-rock rock classic." - Table Of The Elements.
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Artist: GATE
Title: The Monolake
Format: CD
Label: Table Of The Elements
Country: USA
Price: $16.50
"Repress of this 1996 studio album, the 2nd in Michael Morley (Dead C.)s "rock triology"." - FE. "The Monolake is a road-trip across a tableaux of transcendental drones and detoured records that culminates in an unbelievably heavy meta-literal cover of Jennifer from Faust IV-." - Table Of The Elements.
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Artist: GATE
Title: 3M
Format: 7"
Label: Tonschacht
Country: Germany
Price: $6.50
"3M is the long-awaited new release by michael morley - a keyman in the nz-freenoise-scene, who is well-known for his very own musical language he developed with gate along the axis lofi-noise-drone-sampling in the course of the 90s, but also for his work with the dead c. or his collaborations with lee ranaldo, keiji haino or faust, to name but a few. On ã3M" morley somehow continues the way he began with his 1996/98 release ãthe lavender head" on hells half halo - this time with the help of robbie yeats on synthesizers and tone generator - by using exclusively sampling and processing to create these two electrifying examples of distorted droney pieces which collide with the warmth of slowly developing fragments of melodies. Part 1 gives you an idea of how Joseph Suchy would sound trying to adopt the lofi-aesthetic of Foehn, part 2 however sounds like an outtake from a virtual collaboration of Pita and Bernhard Herman working on the soundtrack forãEraserhead II". Maybe." - Tonschacht.
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Artist: GATE
Title: Lounge
Format: CD
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"1993 Gate recordings, featuring Morley (DEAD C) and David Merritt (on guitar, vocals, utensils). This documents the more purely gone and freaked instrumental stage of this revolving outfit, not exactly "pleasant" listening. Referred to by De/create as "a big thick slice of colossal thunderdunt." - FE.
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Artist: GATE
Title: Sunshine/Ives
Format: 7"
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
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Artist: GATE
Title: Damned Revolutions
Format: LP
Label: Ultramarine
Country: Italy
Price: $25.00
"Dead C guitarist Michael Morley is finally back with a new Gate LP, after two years, and what a comeback! “Damned Revolutions” has all the traits of Gate’s classic LPs like “Guitar” and “The Monolake”: it starts with dark and fuzzy guitar drones, that build up to create a dense wall of distorted resonance, at times accompanied by sparse electronics and sustained by spectral beats and bass pulses. When vocals break in, it’s magical and poetic, his moaning reminiscent of pre-war blues chants. Side B is a wonderful suite of free rock improvisation, wild noise, echoed vocals, a thick guitar fog, haunting nocturnal blues, cymbal crashes… a mood perfectly depicted on the cover photos, lonely, grey, apparently still, sunless port city landscape. Edition of 300 copies." - Ultramarine.
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