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
Thanks for checking this mix out! You can now get the exclusive tracks from this mix anywhere you buy music, in “The Gateless Gate EP”. Bandcamp buyers can get two bonus tracks not available elsewhere.