Michael Morley with Guitar Brighter

Seymour Glass speaks with Michael Morley about his new double album Heavens Idleness Awaits.

Michael Morley

Heavens Idleness Awaits



Michael Morley has long been acclaimed for his electric guitar and electronic forays in New Zealand’s legendary The Dead C and Gate. On Heavens Idleness Awaits he strips his music to its most elemental state. Recorded at home and using only a single tracked 12-string acoustic guitar, Morley creates an intimate and intensely meditative work. Over four side-long tracks, he weaves hypnotic melodic figures that slowly unfurl to reveal a minimalist masterwork and one of his most powerful statements to date.

Side A: Cease the Four Winds
Side B: The Endless Case for Gravity
Side C: Forever in True Core
Side D: A Termination of Baleful Sunsets

Michael Morley: 12-String Acoustic Guitar
Recorded December 8, 2016 at My Pit / Pacific Heights, Port Chalmers, New Zealand

Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk, Stereophonic Mastering
Vinyl Mastering by Chris Noel, Elysian Masters

Deluxe 2LP Gatefold Edition
featuring full-color artwork with gloss silkscreen overprinting.
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