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The Gateless Gate

Nothing Is Missing CD


“Nothing Is Missing” is a post-rock/ambient album inspired by my Buddhist practice. The titles of the pieces, with the exception of the title track, were taken from the poem “Flowers” in Roshi Phillip Kapleau’s book “Straight to the Heart of Zen.”

Musically, the album combines influences and textures from post-rock, ambient, new age, progressive rock, and kosmische music. There may something of interest to be found by listeners of acts like Sigur Rós, Hammock, Constance Demby, Harold Budd, The Church, Helios, Stars of the Lid, Ashra, Popol Vuh, Tangerine Dream, and Pink Floyd.

The aim of this music is to illustrate through sound that no matter how turbulent the times become and how hopeless life seems, underneath all the turmoil and tragedy — everything is actually all right. All is as it should be.

“From Nowhere You Came” is an ambient remix of the Twilight Fields song “Endura”