A Republic of Sadness
(Ba Da Bing - BING068) LP $14.00
The first new Gate record in over a decade, the apex of Michael Morley's various interests. His guitar and vocal drones permeate looped beats and noises, hovering in a smokeless zone that is not quite dance, not quite noise, not quite electronica and definitely not ambient. Include free MP3 download card
(Ultramarine - UM022) LP $22.50 (Out-of-stock)
Dark and fuzzy guitar drones from Dead C guitarist Michael Morley, who accompanies dense walls of distorted resonance with sparse electronics sustained by spectral beats and bass pulses. Moaning vocals are reminiscent of pre-war blues chants. Side B’s suite of free rock improvisation, wild noise, echoed vocals, thick guitar fog, haunting nocturnal blues, and cymbal crashes captures the mood of a lonely, grey, apparently still, sunless port city landscape. Edition of 300.
Gate & Control Unit
(8MM - 062) LP $22.00
Six hallucinatory tracks of stoic free noise, abstract electronics and industrial landscapes by Micheal Morley, Ninni Morgia and Silvia Kastel. Edition of 300
(IMD - 10050) Used CD $12.00 (Out-of-stock)
1995 collection of singles by The Dead C’s Michael Morley. Includes Prophet Rebel (Siltbreeze 1992); Sunshine (Twisted Village 1992); Julian Dashper Gate Experience (Precious Metal 1993); and other rarities.
Live In Boston, NYC 1994
(Poon Village) Used CD $9.00
Michael Morley and Lee Ranaldo’s mesmerizing thirty-minute guitar duo instrumental layers feedback, delay and looped drones. Six shorter tracks, with electric harp improviser Zeena Parkins joining the duo faded in and out of densely organized sectors of gloriously abstract noisic combinations. Screenprinted card-folio.