Katie Gately / Tlaotlon ~ Split

a closer listen

7006Fatcat’s split series has been ongoing since 1997, and after this 12″ is released, only one will remain.  The series predates the digital age and has managed to last into the vinyl resurgence.  Previous installments have featured Third Eye Foundation, Fennesz and Kemialliset Ystävät, proof of the label’s dynamic choices.  Katie Gately and Tlaotlon continue in this tradition, offering sounds that are simultaneously fresh and mysterious.

Katie Gately was last heard on a 7″ split lathe cut from FET Press, who brought us the stellar Line Drawings not too long ago.  On “FAR”, Gately’s experiments in voice lead her to strange places: echoes, doublings, stutters, drones.  Prior to this, and more widely circulated, came a self-titled mini-album on Public Information and a critically acclaimed cassette on Blue Tapes.  These stunning salvos were declarations of a major new artist, straddling the fields of experimentation and electronics, doing the sort of…

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