THE PRESENCE OF DISTANCE
for two bass clarinets, two percussionists and four projectionists.
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Video conceived and created by Charles Anderson & Aaron Ross, four edits made to start & stop at random intervals simultaneously on a four-panel horizontal plane. The videos control the length of the musician’s phrases.
OM SWEET OM
for cello, bass clarinet and FM3 Buddha Machine.
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“Chicago’s finest purveyors of goulish EBM electro carnage.”
“…Gatekeeper’s music embodies all that we like about 1980s cinematic suspense; paranoid hallucinations, a phantasmagoria of green lights and ectoplasmic mist seeping through multiple fracture lines on the thin walls of reality, you can of course see the long shadow of one true master John Carpenter projected over the icy electroid landscapes and obsessive synth melodies painted on damp concrete with sounds made of black leather, cursed silver and blood-splattered celluloid.” -20JAZZFUNKGREATS
Gatekeeper Live at Abby Pub, February 2009.
Optimus Maximus, FRIGHT 001 © 2009.
[wpaudio url=”audio/OptimusMaximus.mp3″ text=” Play Optimus Maximus” dl=”0″] [wpaudio url=”audio/VisionsIII.mp3″ text=” Play Visions III” dl=”0″]
Fright Launches with Gatekeeper [Resident Advisor | AU | 09 18 09]
Kompakt’s new “slasher disco” [ FACT Magazine | UK | 09 18 09]
Slow Walk on Prefix [ Prefix Magazine | US | 08 12 09]
Slow Walk on Pitchfork [ Pitchfork Forkast | IL | 10 11 09 ]
Gatekeeper & Telepathe on 20JFG [VICE London | UK | 10 02 09]
Blood Money [20 Jazz Funk Greats | UK | 01 20 09]
Slow Walk [La Maladie Tropicale | TX | 01 05 09]
Final Approach [Digital Heroine | NY | 11 17 09]
So Haunted Compilation [Gorilla VS Bear | TX | 10 31 08]
Gatekeeper on Arawa [Arawa | CA | 10 31 08]
Guts and Gore Galore [Disco Workout | CA | 10 23 08]
The White Void [20 Jazz Funk Greats | UK | 10 01 08]
Gatekeeper on Trash Managerie [Trash Menagerie | IL | 07 11 08]
Eerie letters from the new [20 Jazz Funk Greats | UK | 09 27 08]
Night Gallery is a electronic songwriting, production and performance duo based in Chicago Illinois. Members Aaron David Ross and Adam Griffin tribute classic synth pop and new wave artists through a reverb-washed wall of bereaved vintage pop-electronic bliss.
[wpaudio url=”audio/twoManyMen.mp3″ text=” Play Two Many Men“] [wpaudio url=”audio/MaryBell.mp3″ text=” Play Mary Bell“] [wpaudio url=”audio/sexCurse.mp3″ text=” Play Sex Curse“]
Night Gallery’s debut EP, Constant Struggle, will come out on Rainbow Body Reecords in Spring 2010.
Night Gallery Live at AV Aerie, February 2008.