A Wider View

by The Gateless Gate

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acefstripe A Wider View demands a full listen from start to finish to appreciate The Gateless Gates diverse songwriting skills. Psychedelic, spiritual, melodic, electronic... I really dig it.. Favorite track: For David Attenborough.
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wc_helmets There are many aspects that separate Gateless Gate from other instrumental post-rock influenced music. Primarily, there is a true sense of optimism that literally lifts you up to see the bigger picture. Beautiful music, with an expanded palette of Berlin School, field recordings and even some shoegaze on top of trademark guitar and hints of mellotron. Great album. Favorite track: Landsat.
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Landsat 05:33
Wise View 04:38
Lake Land 05:47
So Vast 05:06
Plateau 12:30


The title "A Wider View" reflects a dual purpose.

First, this an eclectic and diverse collection that encompasses and expands upon all genres of instrumental music that the Gateless Gate has created since 2012: progressive rock, psychedelic pop, post-rock, ambient, new age, and Krautrock/kosmische.

Second, as the album cover indicates, the music suggests we take a wide-screen view of the beauty of our home and consider how lucky we are to live here...to live at all on this wonderful, (currently) habitable planet.

Track 4 is dedicated to conservationist and broadcaster David Attenborough because I grew up watching his nature programs and continue to do so. He has done as much as anyone to foster a love of the Earth and the life on it in people like me over several decades.



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Allister Thompson - The Gateless Gate North Bay, Ontario

This is the place to find the psychedelic, progressive, ambient, and folk/rock music of Allister Thompson released under his own name and as The Gateless Gate and Khan Tengri.

For more of my music: twilightfields.bandcamp.com
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