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Golden Void

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John Cratchley
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John Cratchley I've been meaning to check this band out for a while now...the obvious guitar pyrotechnics aside, this band is as tight as an obstinate clam...beautifully constructed and crafted songs...you'd know this band was Californian by the loose hang of the delivery...tight and loose? Yes, I think so...it's a perfect equation of tension and release...very easy on the ear but full of intricate detail and classic reverb vocals...yet, strangely, they also remind me of (the very un-Californian) Jimi Hendrix Experience at times (especially the drummer who has a touch of the Mitch Mitchell's about him) and (the very, very Californian) Spirit in their vibe...Beats me how all that adheres! Isn't music wonderful and contrary...
Mikhail
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Mikhail Probably the best album of 2012 (or at least one of them).
Amazing songwriting and musicians' skills (the second one is obvious with members of Earthless and Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound on board)!
Got this album on CD, but couldn't resist the temptation to have it in my bandcamp collection. Favorite track: Shady Grove.
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    This is the self-titled debut album from Golden Void - a Bay Area quartet led by Earthless guitarist Isaiah Mitchell with Justin Pinkerton, Aaron Morgan, and Camilla Saufley-Mitchell (Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound).

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about

The members of Golden Void have been connected musically off and on since they were teenagers. After playing in various bands together and apart throughout high school and the intervening years, Isaiah Mitchell (guitar/vocals, also of Earthless), Aaron Morgan (bass), and Justin Pinkerton (drums) coalesced as Golden Void after Mitchell’s move to the Bay Area in 2009. When the group realized they needed a keyboard player, the addition of Camilla Saufley-Mitchell seemed only natural. Listening to their self-titled debut album, the high level of musical kindredship that only comes from playing music together during those formative years is instantly apparent. In an age of the internet’s infinite mirror that rewards pointless novelty rather than substance, Golden Void has succeeded in creating a record that exists beyond bloggable tropes of the present and expands upon the traditions of the past.

Golden Void explores the dichotomy of destruction and devotion. On the galloping opener “Art of Invading,” Mitchell describes the destructive acts of the “invader,” over raw, fuzzy guitars and Pinkerton’s steady 6/8 groove. On closer “Atlantis” Mitchell sings about rising seas cleansing the earth of people and culture while displaying some of the most impressive, and chillingly calm, vocal harmonies on the record. Conversely, “Jetsun Dolma” examines devotion through the use of Tibetan Buddhism’s 21 Taras, enchanced by Saufly-Mitchell’s otherworldly keyboard. Throughout, the album is driven and lifted by the stellar guitar work of Isaiah Mitchell.

The album was recorded with Phil Manley at Lucky Cat Studios in San Francisco, and was recorded live to tape with few overdubs. It was mastered and cut from tape by Roger Seibal at SAE mastering. Although the songs drift into moody and dark territories, the prevailing sentiment is optimistic. Golden Void is a record of unpretentious, extremely well crafted, totally addictive rock and roll. Turn it up!

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released November 13, 2012

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Golden Void Oakland, California

Golden Void is led by Isaiah Mitchell of Earthless with Camilla Saufly-Mitchell (Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound), Justin Pinkerton, and Aaron Morgan. Golden Void is the new face of Bay Area psychedelic music, their songs firmly rooted in melody and not afraid of exploration. The band’s hooks get stuck in your head and their riffs transport you to the astral plane. ... more

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