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Gate, The (feat Tim Dahl / Nate Wooley): Stench [VINYL] (Smeraldina-Rima)

Massive, disturbing sound sculptures and forbidding landscapes, just what you'd expect from an album named "Stench" by tuba & amp player Dan Peck's The Gate, with Nate Wooley on trumpet & amp, Tim Dahl & Tom Blancarte on electric bass, and Brian Osborne on percussion.
 

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The LP was pressed on high quality heavy vinyl, and is housed in an open screen printed sleeve on heavy stock.

UPC: B00O92NLWO

Label: Smeraldina-Rima
Catalog ID: Smeraldina-Rima 28 / Heat Retention Records 036
Squidco Product Code: 19481

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: Belgium
Packaging: LP
Recorded at Thousand Caves Studio in Queens, New York by Colin Marston.


Personnel:

Dan Peck-tuba, amplifier

Tom Blancarte-electric upright bass

Brian Osborne-percussion

Tim Dahl-electric bass

Nate Wooley-trumpet, amplifier

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track listing:


SIDE A



1. Bated Beast 08:47

2. Induced Mutation 07:55

SIDE B



1. Axe Of Death 11:00

2. Swogen 10:34




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"The Gate is Dan Peck, Tom Blancarte and Brian Osborne. Formed in 2008, and originally named Dan Peck Trio, the band has developed an aesthetic that is unique and uncompromising. Dividing time between improvisation and Dan's compositions, the music ranges from bleak landscapes of near-­silence to massive, horrifying sound sculptures. The Gate seeks to break down and confuse the conventional roles of a horn-bass-­drums ensemble, revealing the most raw and elemental aspects of organized sound. This time the trio is accompanied by Tim Dahl and Nate Wooley, making Stench the gnarliest and blackest The Gate experience so far."-Smeraldina-Rima



"As a recovering metalhead (it never fully goes away), The Gate peaks my interest. The trio travels in improvisational circles while toting the sorts of imagery and language found in the metal world. Previous albums had names like Vomit Dreams and Destruction of Darkness, and their website and merchandise is splattered with disemboweled corpses and inverted pentagrams. While we've seen other improvisers dabbling in metal lately (e.g. Nilssen-Love/Marhaug/Pupillo's You're Next, Slobber Pup, Jon Irabagon's album with Mick Barr, etc), The Gate seem committed to being all evil, all the time.

The group's earlier efforts certainly lived up to the "doom jazz" label. If you could write sludge riffs for a horn trio, the band-Dan Peck on tuba, Tom Blancharte on double bass, and Brian Osborne on drums-came as close as you can get, all while mixing in some free improvisation and creepy ambiance for good measure. But imagery and a steadfast devotion to heaviness are where most of Stench's similarities to metal end. Stench finds the band bulked up to a fully electric quintet (with Tim Dahl's additional bass and Nate Wooley's amplified trumpet), and the sound invoked is more in the lineage of the darker noise groups of the late 90s and early 00s: Wolf Eyes, Skullflower, Yellow Swans, Aufgehoben-one might look even farther back and find the reckless spirit of Borbetomagus.

This means Stench is incredibly loud and incredibly noisy. "Bated Beast" takes no time at all exploding into a vortex of fuzzed-out everything and distorted caterwauling. I think if the title character in Lovecraft's "The Music of Erich Zann" had been in a improvised noise group, this is exactly what his hyperdimensional, demon-repelling music would have sounded like. If you have the stomach for it, it's bracing stuff.

The intensity carries across side A, but for a moment of respite at the end of "Induced Mutation" with gentle bells and the faintest of acoustic bass. Side B opens with "Axe of Death," a dark, unstoppable wall of depressed, dragging sound. Eventually it breaks down, bleeding into eerie feedback and distorted bass sawing that almost sounds like backwards Satanic voices (if you're disposed to hear that sort of thing).

In a way, Stench embodies a strain of aural nihilism that most metal bands should be jealous of. There's no neat chord progressions or blast beats or perfectly rhythmic tremolo picking. Convention is simply suffocated in its relentless, unbounded force. Stench closes with "Swögen," which, with its sounds of drifting buoys and foghorns, brings to mind the title of a Wolf Eyes track: "Dead in a Boat." As the improvisation picks up speed, it morphs into something even harder to describe-like slow motion Jew's harp or a malfunctioning carnival ride. It's decidedly less evil than the preceding pieces, though it still rests comfortably within the bleak, uncanny realm that's just on the other side of The Gate."-Dan Sorrells, Free Jazz Blog


The LP was pressed on high quality heavy vinyl, and is housed in an open screen printed sleeve on heavy stock.

Get additional information at Free Jazz Blog

Artist Biographies:

"Dan is a tubist currently living and working in New York City. Since his move there in 2005, he has been active as a soloist, improviser, and sideman in a wide variety of settings. Dan's current interests are in experimental music and improvisation, and he has performed at many of New York City's most respected venues for creative music including The Stone, Roulette, and Issue Project Room. Dan has collaborated with many New York artists, including Tony Malaby, Nate Wooley, Michael Attias, Ben Gerstein, Tom Rainey, Peter Evans, Kris Davis, Ingrid Laubrock, and Matthew Welch. Recent projects include recordings with Tony Malaby's Novela (Clean Feed), Harris Eisenstadt's Canada Day Octet (482 Music), and Jeff Newell's New Trad Band. Dan will also be on a forthcoming Anthony Braxton release, featuring music from the Falling River Series in small ensembles from Wesleyan University.

Dan currently leads a trio comprised of himself, Tom Blancarte (bass) and Brian Osborne (percussion). The group plays a mix of freely improvised music and his compositions, some of which are influenced by music of the Doom Metal genre. Their debut LP, "Acid Soil", is out on the Heat Retention Records label. In March of 2011, the Trio completed a 9 day tour of the midwest/east coast.

Equally at home in more traditional jazz settings, Dan plays in the old-timey jazz band Grandpa Musselman and His Syncopators. The Syncopators appear frequently at high society events in and around New York City, and in 2007 took part in the Jazz at Aspen Festival, directed by bassist Christian McBride.

Dan also plays a lot of contemporary music. He has premiered solo tuba works at St. Bartholomew's Church, Merkin Hall, and The Stone. In 2009, Dan was featured as part of Kagel Nacht, a celebration of the music of composer Mauricio Kagel, in which he performed two of Kagel's solo works, Atem and Mirum. As an orchestral performer, Dan has played under great conductors such as James Levine and Herbert Blomstedt, and has worked personally with composers such as Helmut Lachenmann and Alvin Lucier. Dan is a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble, and has also worked with the American Composers Orchestra, Signal Ensemble, New York City Ballet, New World Symphony, and the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra. Dan recently recorded a DVD of Iannis Xenakis' chamber music for Mode Records, with the International Contemporary Ensemble and percussionist Steven Schick conducting.

Currently, Dan plays on the Broadway musical Chicago, and is adjunct-faculty at New Jersey City University."

-Dan Peck Website (http://danpeckmusic.com/bio.html)
6/13/2017

"Tim Dahl is a professional electric and double bass player, vocalist, keyboardist and composer living in New York City. He is best known as the bass player of the noise-rock band Child Abuse and Lydia Lunch's Retrovirus. He also writes and performs for the jazz ensemble Pulverize The Sound.

Dahl has toured extensively throughout North and South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. He has performed with many notable musicians, composers and performers including Yusef Lateef, Archie Shepp, Eugene Chadbourne, Tatsuya Yoshida, Von Freeman, Stanley Jordan, Mary Halvorson, Malcolm Mooney, Marc Ribot, Brian Chase, Hamid Drake, Elliott Sharp, Weasel Walter, Marni Nixon, Peter Evans, Kevin Shea, Mick Barr, Lydia Lunch, Jan Terri, The Bureau of Atomic Tourism, Ava Mendoza etc.

As a bass player he is notable for unique style and technical savviness. Clifford Allen of Tiny Mixtapes' wrote "Tim Dahl [...] approaches his well-worn axe with a battery of pedals and loops, combining determinate speed with murkier sonics to create a landscape not unlike a harsh, speed-freak variant on Hugh Hopper."

Dahl currently lives in Brooklyn and is an active member in the music scene there."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Dahl)
6/14/2017

"Nate Wooley was born in 1974 in Clatskanie, Oregon, a town of 2,000 people in the timber country of the Pacific Northwestern corner of the U.S. He began playing trumpet professionally with his father, a big band saxophonist, at the age of 13. His time in Oregon, a place of relative quiet and slow time reference, instilled in Nate a musical aesthetic that has informed all of his music making for the past 20 years, but in no situation more than his solo trumpet performances.

Nate moved to New York in 2001, and has since become one of the most in-demand trumpet players in the burgeoning Brooklyn jazz, improv, noise, and new music scenes. He has performed regularly with such icons as John Zorn, Anthony Braxton, Eliane Radigue, Ken Vandermark, Fred Frith, Evan Parker, and Yoshi Wada, as well as being a collaborator with some of the brightest lights of his generation like Chris Corsano, C. Spencer Yeh, Peter Evans, and Mary Halvorson.

Wooley's solo playing has often been cited as being a part of an international revolution in improvised trumpet. Along with Peter Evans and Greg Kelley, Wooley is considered one of the leading lights of the American movement to redefine the physical boundaries of the horn, as well as demolishing the way trumpet is perceived in a historical context still overshadowed by Louis Armstrong. A combination of vocalization, extreme extended technique, noise and drone aesthetics, amplification and feedback, and compositional rigor has led one reviewer to call his solo recordings "exquisitely hostile".

In the past three years, Wooley has been gathering international acclaim for his idiosyncratic trumpet language. Time Out New York has called him "an iconoclastic trumpeter", and Downbeat's Jazz Musician of the Year, Dave Douglas has said, "Nate Wooley is one of the most interesting and unusual trumpet players living today, and that is without hyperbole". His work has been featured at the SWR JazzNow stage at Donaueschingen, the WRO Media Arts Biennial in Poland, Kongsberg, North Sea, Music Unlimited, and Copenhagen Jazz Festivals, and the New York New Darmstadt Festivals. In 2011 he was an artist in residence at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, NY and Cafe Oto in London, England. In 2013 he performed at the Walker Art Center as a featured solo artist.

Nate is the curator of the Database of Recorded American Music (www.dramonline.org) and the editor-in-chief of their online quarterly journal Sound American (www.soundamerican.org) both of which are dedicated to broadening the definition of American music through their online presence and the physical distribution of music through Sound American Records. He also runs Pleasure of the Text which releases music by composers of experimental music at the beginnings of their careers in rough and ready mediums."

-Nate Wooley Website (http://natewooley.com/about)
6/14/2017

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The Complete Syllables Music [4 CD Box Set]
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(Astral Spirits)
Eisenstadt, Harris Canada Day (w/ Wooley / Bauder / Niggenkemper)
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(Clean Feed)
Gate, The
Vomit Dreams
(Heat Retention Records)
Eisenstadt, Harris
Recent Developments
(Songlines)
CP Unit (Pitsiokos / Seabrook / Dahl / Walter)
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(Clean Feed)
Wooley, Nate
Argonautica
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Wooley / Antunes / Queijo / Costa / Corsano
Purple Patio [VINYL]
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Wooley, Nate
Seven Storey Mountain V
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Braxton, Anthony
Trillium J [4 CDs + Blu Ray]
(Braxton House/Firehouse 12 Records)
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(Astral Spirits)
Evans, Peter / Tim Dahl / Mike Pride
Pulverize The Sound
(Relative Pitch)
Wooley, Nate / Ken Vandermark
East By Northwest
(Pleasure of the Text Records)
Forsyth, Chris / Nate Wooley
Third [VINYL]
(Rekem Records)
Wooley / Rempis / Niggenkemper / Corsano
From Wolves To Whales
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Malaby's, Tony TubaCello
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(Clean Feed)
Lane, Adam Full Throttle Orchestra
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(Clean Feed)
MusicWorks
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Bauder, Matt and Day in Pictures
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(Clean Feed)
Wooley, Nate & Seymour Wright
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(Fataka)
Sharp, Elliott Aggregat
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(Clean Feed)
Wooley, Nate
Seven Storey Mountain III and IV [2 CDs]
(Pleasure of the Text Records)
Cady, Jason
Happiness Is The Problem
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Trumpets and Drums (Wooley / Evans / Black / Lytton)
Live in Ljubljana
(Clean Feed)
Haker-Flaten New York Quartet, Ingebrigt (McPhee / Wooley / Morris)
Now Is
(Clean Feed)
Wooley, Nate & MIVOS Quartet
Atemwende
(Ignoring Gravity Music)
Morris / Fernandez / Wooley
From The Discrete To The Particular
(Relative Pitch)
Lytton / Wooley + Ikue Mori and Ken Vandermark
The Nows [2 CDs]
(Clean Feed)
Morris, Joe
Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK]
(Riti Publishing)
Eisenstadt, Haris
Canada Day Octet
(482 Music)
RED Trio + Nate Wooley
Stem
(Clean Feed)
Braxton, Anthony
Trillium E
(New Braxton House)
Dynamite Club
it's deeper than most people actually think
(Funhole Records)
Robbins, Pete Unnamed Quartet
Live in Brooklyn
(Not Two Records)
Levin, Daniel Quartet
Organic Modernism
(Clean Feed)
Bauder, Matt
Day in Pictures
(Clean Feed)
Lane, Adam Full Throttle Orchestra
Ashcan Rantings [2 CDs]
(Clean Feed)
Morris, Joe / Nate Wooley
Tooth and Nail
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Levin, Daniel Quartet
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Seven Storey Mountain
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Tsahar, Assif & The New York Underground Orchestra
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Talibam!
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(ESP)
Transit (Arnal / Misterka / Radding / Wooley)
Quadrologues
(Clean Feed)
Halvorson / Radding / Wooley
Crackleknob
(Hatology)
Eisenstadt, Harris
Guewel
(Clean Feed)
Gauci's Basso Continuo, Stephen
Nididhyasana
(Clean Feed)
Levin Quartet, Daniel
Blurry
(Hatology)
Forsyth, Chris / Wooley, Nate
The Duchess of Oysterville
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Levin, Daniel Quartet
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Sound American: The Cassette Issue tape
Featuring Nate Wooley [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)
Eisenstadt, Harris Canada Day (w/ Wooley / Bauder / Niggenkemper)
On Parade in Parede
(Clean Feed)
Gate, The
Vomit Dreams
(Heat Retention Records)
Eisenstadt, Harris
Recent Developments
(Songlines)
CP Unit (Pitsiokos / Seabrook / Dahl / Walter)
Before the Heat Death
(Clean Feed)
Wooley, Nate
Argonautica
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Braxton, Anthony
Trillium J [4 CDs + Blu Ray]
(Braxton House/Firehouse 12 Records)
Laubrock, Ingrid
Ubatuba
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Levin, Daniel Quartet
Friction
(Clean Feed)
Parker, Evan / Joe Morris / Nate Wooley
Ninth Square
(Clean Feed)
Icepick (Nate Wooley, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten & Chris Corsano)
Amaranth [VINYL + DOWNLOAD CODE]
(Astral Spirits)
Gate, The
Chuck [CASSETTE with download code]
(Astral Spirits)
Evans, Peter / Tim Dahl / Mike Pride
Pulverize The Sound
(Relative Pitch)
Wooley, Nate / Ken Vandermark
East By Northwest
(Pleasure of the Text Records)
Lane, Adam Full Throttle Orchestra
Live In Ljubljana
(Clean Feed)
MusicWorks
#118 Spring 2014 [MAGAZINE + CD]
(Musicworks)
Bauder, Matt and Day in Pictures
Nightshades
(Clean Feed)
Wooley, Nate & Seymour Wright
About Trumpet and Saxophone
(Fataka)
Sharp, Elliott Aggregat
Quintet
(Clean Feed)
Cady, Jason
Happiness Is The Problem
(Lock Step Records)
Trumpets and Drums (Wooley / Evans / Black / Lytton)
Live in Ljubljana
(Clean Feed)
Haker-Flaten New York Quartet, Ingebrigt (McPhee / Wooley / Morris)
Now Is
(Clean Feed)
Wooley, Nate & MIVOS Quartet
Atemwende
(Ignoring Gravity Music)
Morris / Fernandez / Wooley
From The Discrete To The Particular
(Relative Pitch)
Lytton / Wooley + Ikue Mori and Ken Vandermark
The Nows [2 CDs]
(Clean Feed)
Morris, Joe
Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK]
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