Gates Of Light release their self-titled debut long-player on the Shimmy-Disc label.
The project is an international lockdown album collaboration between five artists across four cities, three time zones and two continents, with assistance from Creative Scotland, via the agency’s Open Fund, set up to sustain creativity during lockdown.
The project features the combined talents of singer-songwriter Louise Quinn and producer/musician Bal Cooke (based in Glasgow), producer/ DJ Scott Fraser (London), producer/ DJ Kid Loco (Paris) and film/art director Tim Saccenti (New York).
Quinn and Cooke are a husband and wife team who run Tromolo Productions, releasing records as A Band Called Quinn and Dawnings. After a chance encounter with Scott Fraser at a nightclub in Glasgow, they collaborated on a release on Andrew Weatherall’s Birdscarer vinyl imprint label in 2019, including a remix by the sadly departed DJ and producer.
Also involved is Kid Loco, the Parisian producer/ DJ who has worked with Quinn and Cooke in the past, as well as film/art director Tim Saccenti – who does artwork for Run The Jewels, Pharrell and Travis Scott – contributing visuals from his base in New York.
Production and mixing was done by Cooke with additional production by Loco, with
Kramer bring invited to master the album. After hearing the recordings he offered to release it on his Shimmy-Disc label, which has in the past put out recordings by the likes of Daniel Johnson and Galaxie 500.