The Way does not belong to knowing or not knowing. To know is to have a concept; to not know is to be ignorant.
-Mumon, The Gateless Gate, Case 19
…there’s a difference between knowing the path, and walking the path.
-Morpheus, The Matrix
The namesake of this mix is an interesting, challenging read. Although brief, you could spend a long time trying to understand. What I suppose I get out of it, in short, is non-judgement.
This is a hard endeavor for a human and an even harder one for an artist, in particular because an endeavor itself is a form of judgement.
Choosing one thing means rejecting another. I do what I can, however, to “experience” rather than “decide”.
Some listening notes: Psytrance was the main inspiration for this mix, although it goes into euro-trance territory in places. It’s also worth noting that “Third Time” is the third version of an older favorite, and “Start to Finish” is an adaptation, rather than a remix or cover of, Bear McCreary’s excellent score from the Walking Dead episode of the same name (S6E8).
You need no permission from the gatekeeper – the only barrier is yourself. This is The Gateless Gate.
- (0:00) Karl D – Melt
- (05:22) 2_12(remix)(Original from random beats, vol 2.)
- (07:20) Karl D – Third Time (Just Like the First Time, 2017 remix)
- (11:29) Karl D – Neural Net
- (17:06) Karl D – Start to Finish
- (21:30) Karl D – Mind Wipe
Karl D – The Gateless Gate(right click and choose “Save As” to download)