Daily Discovery #45: Goldwash
A mash up of electronic, RnB and drum & bass, GOLDRUSH has released a whole day’s fluttering of emotions wrapped up in under four minutes.
This release by Goldrush, Baltimore’s Gabe Acheson, is the definition of experimental. He mixes a whole host of styles and techniques to create a track that intertwines between soft and reflective, and loud and all encompassing. It is spellbinding.
The familiar soft flickering of air, as if a record is left spinning on its table, is onset from the opening creating a slightly warming backing. Disjointed piano chords follow before the natural close-up vocals introduce a new sense of atmosphere along with the experimental electronics. At the end of this phase, the sounds warp and alter in volume – this fading in and out, along with clever use of stereo really add to the listening experience. The bass then ‘drops’ providing an energetic phrase taking all attention. But it doesn’t keep building as you’d expect, next comes the soft piano – it’s calm and reflective. Again, not for long. Almost as quick as they went, the heavy bass and loud layers return.
The track seems deserving of it’s own style, so it seems fitting Gabe has described his style as “existential funk”. The second track uploaded with Honest is Separate. It is still experimental, but somewhat more appealing to pop.
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They’re both listed on his Soundcloud under “LDR EP [coming soon]” so more music can be expected.