And Suddenly Everything, Absolutely Everything, Was There

by Gates


Benefit compilation for the Utech family. Gates has a track on this entitled "Vivum" which is Movement V from part I of 'Vas', our current body of work. The track is a live / in studio radio performance on WMSE in Milwaukee.

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Kim Utech lost her battle against breast cancer on July 1, 2015. She leaves behind her husband Keith and their two children, 12-year-old son Jackson, and 9-year-old daughter, Piper. Keith's sister-in-law, Michelle Kubler Utech, created a GoFundMe page to raise funds to assist Keith with living expenses while he takes time off to be with their children and to help with the expenses incurred while Kim was receiving treatment.

This compilation, assembled by friends and supporters of Utech Records, contains forty-one tracks worth of exclusive material–some previously unreleased, some recorded live, some created specifically for this release–with a runtime of nearly 4 1/2 hours.

100% of the proceeds (after Bandcamp and PayPal take their cuts) will be donated to the Utech Family Fund.

For more information about the Utech Family Fund, visit the GoFundMe link below:


released August 1, 2015

Art: "Study for Healing Spell" by Denis Forkas Kostromitin (

Design: Chris Elmore (

Digital Mastering: James Plotkin (

Compilation title borrowed from Ray Bradbury's "Dandelion Wine."




GATES is a undefinable musical entity emerging from the heart of modern experimental composition. Wielding abstractions harvested from the idioms of black, doom and death metal. Embedding them within an amalgamation of avant-garde approaches to prog rock, drone, noise and ambience. ... more

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