Sep 3, 2012

Gate - The Dew Line (1993)



Harsh 70s Reality was punk rock in the wake of rock's destruction (no idea who managed to destroy it but they seem to believe it happened!), Gate's The Dew Line is folk in the same spirit. Either detached or more introspective than we're used to, I choose the second 'cause it sounds like he's trying to tell us something however impenetrable his songs may be. Lo-fi end of the world/hermit vibes bum me out like not many other albums/artists, I count The Dew Line as almost a companion piece to On the Beach with shared aimless alienation/desolation/staring-at-the-sea-when-the-world's-dead-concepts, just a warning though: Morley's rendition is almost entirely abstract

B+

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