"After returning from Switzerland and his extensive work with distorto-rock trio 16-17 for Digital hardcore Recordings, Damian meets Ben, and Gauge is formed. Damian is also currently carthage and founder of the Twin Valley Falls label, as well as bassist for 16-17. He was also previously involved in collaborations with Techno Animal. Gauge recorded The Gatehouse in 1996 with Matt Elliot (Third Eye Foundation) behind the mixing desk, they take their influences (Slint, Codeine, Rachels ... ) and twist them into a sound so sparse, so totally unique. This 12" minialbum spans 40 minutes of the finest gauge in 6 tracks.. Third Eye Foundation can also be found on remix duty."