Louise Quinn & Gates of Light Share “Leaf Falls”

Tomorrow, International lockdown project Gates Of Light share the vinyl release of their debut album on the legendary Shimmy-Disc label. Inspired by the intensity of lockdown, the 10-track project was originally released last year and was the result of a collaboration between five artists across four cities, three time zones and two continents.

“Working with Tim on the Gates Of Light project has been an absolute joy; when we were all locked down at the start of the pandemic and didn’t know if it was the end of the world or when we would be able to leave our houses for more than an hour a day; working with Tim was a real light in the dark. We would exchange music influences and talk about what life was like in our respective cities (Glasgow & New York). He introduced me to Linda Perhacs and loads of other great artists which influenced the songwriting for the album. The album was like a portal that all the collaborators could escape their confinement through and transfer creative energy; this is reflected in Tim’s artwork for the album sleeve. I think Tim’s video for When The Leaf Falls is a beautiful piece of digital paganism which compliments the track beautifully; I feel honoured to be working with such an amazing artist.The film was created with a mixture of analog video equipment, digital enhancement, 3D, and early video art techniques. The video is a nod to the early ‘expanded cinema’ films of Jordan Belson, John Whitney and Harry Smith, creating a direct form for an inner journey,” says Louise.