Katie Gately - Loom

  • Katie Gately - Loom

Katie Gately - Loom


FormatCD & LP
Released14th February 2020
Catalogue HTH121SP
Barcode 5065000444280

Following remix work for Björk and Zola Jesus, productions for serpentwithfeet, and her debut album on Tri-Angle, American experimental musician and producer Katie Gately moves to Houndstooth for her sophomore album Loom, dedicated to her mother, who passed away in 2018. “My mother’s voice is in this record, her picture’s in the sleeve notes. This record is for her” says Katie.

To solidify the enormity of a loss like this, Gately has added the seismic rumble and aural grit of real earthquake recordings in her productions, alongside her signature adventurous sound design and earwormy melodies, to signify how grief like this is like the shifting of the earth. “I felt like my world was being shaken,” says Katie. “I was losing the person who created me, and it seemed an appropriate time to sample earthquakes.”

As well as earthquake sounds, Loom includes more samples, chosen for their associative power, peacocks screaming, pill bottles shaking, a coffin closing, wolves howling, a shovel digging, a paper shredder, stone grinding and heavily processed audio from her parent’s wedding.

Where her debut album 'Color' (2016) deployed fractured rhythms, fierce licks, bold samples and her signature paintbox pop hooks, Loom reveals crepuscular textures. Her voice is more forward in the mix, often densely layered in choral laments above a coarse foundation of hard and brittle sound design, the latter of which is rooted in her film school training.

Indies only limited edition on Transparent yellow vinyl

1 Ritual
2 Allay
3 Waltz
4 Bracer
5 Rite
6 Tower
7 Flow
8 Rest

Katie Gately - Loom is currently priced at a special preorder rate and will revert to full price on release. The release date of 14th February 2020 is estimated and subject to change.

Artist Katie Gately
Filed Under Indie & Alternative