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Oct 28 2013

As the toothpaste tube of net art is rolled and squeezed for every last skerrick of minty irreverence by a generation of Tumblr-addicted liberal arts students who haven’t actually even seen Hackers, we see Gatekeeper, one of the scene’s self-adopted flag bearers, pushing off into new aesthetic realms. And this realm sounds very rad indeed.

Premiered last week on Dummy, Gatekeeper’s Imperatrix, is the first slice from a forthcoming release entitled Young Chronos – the Greek god of time for all y’all Philhellenisists out there… agape, innit.

The EP cover, by renowned surrealist painter Jaroslaw Kukowski, is more aligned with the hand-painted dreamscapes you might spot on the cover of an airport fantasy novel than the jumble of hyper sensorial Psy-Fi that Gatekeeper have generated to date.

With Imperatrix, obvious comparisons can be made to that famous opera scene from The Fifth Element but don’t let a dated reference dissuade you from diving into some shareware techno. 150 BPM rave is the sound of now because the Gatekeeper says so. You better start enjoying it.

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Young Chronos is out via Pirate Bay Torrent on November 11th. Better update your Adlib Pro drivers.

http://www.gatekeeper-online.com

 

NYC based production duo Gatekeeper follow up their “Exo” album release with the unveiling of a pair of free to download remixes of recent single “Tree Drum” from LA Fade To Mind labelmate Total Freedom and UNO NYC signee Gobby. They both churn out remixes with a basis on demented and tweaked beats, albeit the end results differ.