After the artistic success of 2015's No Image - which united journalists, musicians, music lovers and even a pro-wrestler in its appraisal - GOLD have made a triumphant return with 'Optimist'. Together with producer Randall Dunn (a.o. Sunn O))), Earth, Ash Borer, Marissa Nadler), GOLD have put their angular drive, their blackened guitar textures, and the composed yet vulnerable vocal delivery of Milena Eva in an even broader context. GOLD have created an almost unlimited space for their unique unity of beauty and cruelty to crush and confuse even more.
Within her lyrics Milena Eva lays bare her insecurities, internal struggles and self-doubt, as a means to reach out and connect. To ultimately inspire acceptance and love of the self, of the known and of the alien. To resist the apathy as expressed in the album's first lyric - 'Binge-watching the world collapse' -
and to include.
GOLD comments: “Our activism and socio-criticism is strongly rooted in self-reflection and improving our selves. We do not only intend to break down walls and bridge gaps between scenes and genres, but also - more importantly - between people. And if it’s necessary to call out those who want to stand between us, we artistically will. It’s no coincidence that the last shot of the last video we took from No Image shows an awkwardly confident Donald Trump.”
With their nonconformist outsider approach, which the New York Times strikingly defined as "serenely intense... near-metal", GOLD has managed to find a previously uninhabited spot that is truly their own. To achieve this in the heart of such a densely populated musical landscape, rather than at its outskirts, is the exciting result of intense years of performing and self-reflection.
Optimist is an adventurous confirmation of GOLD’s reputation as an enthralling band, on stage and on record.
Ever prolific, Necro Deathmort have produced four albums in the last three years, and album number eight, Overland arrives imminently on 6th October via Profound Lore. The Quietus have shared an early stream of the warm, richly melodic, multidimensional album, which you can listen to below http://thequietus.com/articles/23295-necro-deathmort-full-album-stream
Progressing from last year's The Capsule, Overland presents itself as a different observation, more dynamic and layered than its predecessor. Overland expands their sonic pallette introducing further acoustic instrumentation and exploring new territory. The duo, comprising Matthew Rozeik and AJ Cookson, create an intriguing and alluring blend of electronic-based music seamlessly intertwining dark ambience, noise, synth-driven beats, cinematic soundscapes, and heavy drones. As well as crafting their own music, the duo have also produced remixes for Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), Ulver, Arcturus, Obsidian Kingdom, Vaee Solis, and also recently appeared on the new Steven Wilson solo album To The Bone, producing two tracks. Forever at ease in the live realm, Necro Deathmort are just as comfortable performing for electronic music audiences as much as noise, and doom metal fans, having shared the stage with The Haxan Cloak, YOB, Oranssi Pazuzu, Dälek, Ulver and Atari Teenage Riot to name just a few. The band have also performed at many festivals, including Roadburn, Sonar, Desertfest, Amplifest, Impetus,
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