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Fifth Season is a collaboration between two old friends and colleagues. Guitarist Philippa Dowding is the acclaimed children's fiction author of such tales as The Gargoyle in My Yard and The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden. Allister Thompson records music as The Gateless Gate and under his own name but is also an editor of books.

The musicians met many years ago when Allister became the editor of Philippa's novels, which he still is to this day. A mutual interest in folk music led to this exchange of recordings, to which Allister added his customary ambient/psychedelic music touches, primarily influenced by seventies German artists like Popol Vuh, Deuter, and Ashra.


For more info:
www.pdowding.com
www.thegatelessgate.net

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released November 20, 2015

Tracks one to six composed by Philippa Dowding, further arrangements by Allister Thompson
Track seven composed by Philippa Dowding and Allister Thompson
Original engineering of "Lightfoot" and "Calling for Christopher" by Joseph Doane

Philippa Dowding: acoustic guitar
Allister Thompson: electric guitar, voice, keyboards

Field recordings:
Summer: Maribor, Piramida - meadow, crickets, wind by Internet Archive user udo noll (Attribution Share-Alike 3.0)
Fall: Dzierżążno, Polska - Autumn in the woods by Internet Archive user Mikolaj Tersa (Public Domain Mark 1.0)
Winter: Dartington, Devon, UK - soundcamp2015dartington crackling fire by Internet Archive user TonyW (Public Domain Mark 1.0)
Spring: Lithuania, Sirutenai, forest, early spring by Internet Archive user alas23/sala (Attribution Share-Alike 3.0)

Cover photo by Allister Thompson (Lake Nipissing, October 2015)

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The Gateless Gate North Bay, Ontario

The Gateless Gate/Khan Tengri is an ambient/experimental/psychedelic music project from Ontario, Canada. Influences include Krautrock, progressive rock, world music, avant-garde and dark ambient. Each release focuses on a different combination of influences and experimentation.
www.thegatelessgate.net

For more of my music: twilightfields.bandcamp.com
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