's project, Gate, brings an intensely cathartic noise release on the uncompromising and adventurous label Poon Village. The album is comprised of all live recordings by Morley and Sonic Youth
guitarist Lee Ranaldo
, including performances in Boston (track one) and NYC (the rest of the disc), where the duo are also joined by Zeena Parkins
. The CD comes with beautifully and carefully detailed packaging, containing the sound of thick fuzz; extended noise with reverb, looping, and full-on distortion are in place. The near-psychedelic sonic barrage creates a washed-out space in which sensory overload becomes white noise. The shape-shifting sounds and formless energy combine into a listening experience that seems to hang outside of time and musical structure. Live in Boston/NYC 1994
is both heavy and long enough to cause the listener to either zone out or simply float (somewhat turbulently) along.