GATE/TOM CARTER Split 7" Ltd Ed (Carbon Records)
Gate (Michael Morley)/Tom Carter 7" (Carbon Records)
For those who don't know, Gate is Michael Morley's (of The Dead C) solo project. His side is a mesmerizing track, consisting of distortion washed guitar over a slap-back drum machine rhythm track, with classic Morley slow-drawl vocals, ending with a super... super, low end rumble. Tom Carter, of the Charalambides, contributes a guitar (?) layered masterpiece. I can only assume its guitar, but at times it sounds like synth/keyboard, or even bagpipes. Seemingly random patterns, all fall into place to create a beautiful, melodic, textural drone composition. Packaged in a 2-color silkscreened Stumptown press fold-together kraft sleeve. Digital download coupon included. Random colored vinyl. Limited to 313 copies. Hand numbered.