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Golden Brown // Weird Choices TAPE

Golden Brown // Weird Choices TAPE

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This is a cassette limited to 2023 released by Golden Brown, an ambient artist from Colorado, USA, from the country's post-New Age cave Inner Islands in February 2.

Contains 10 spacey ambient Americana songs that incorporate plenty of keyboards and synths as well as lap steel and electric guitar. DL code included.

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here To See More Inner Islands Releases Available at tobira. 

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Includes DL code. Cassette in norelco case. 

Tracklist:

  1. Glass Frog 01:19
  2. Weird Choices 03:09
  3. Y Despues 06:37
  4. Larvae 02:41
  5. Octopus Stinkhorn 06:07
  6. Worm Charming 01:53
  7. Milton Banana 02:07
  8. Chrysalis 04:24
  9. Busted Crystal 02:15
  10. Olas/Ondas 13:07

Inner Islands:

"'Weird Choices', Stefan Beck's third release with Inner Islands as Golden Brown, sees Beck taking decidedly different approaches from last year's “Luminous”. keys, synths, and electronics in favor of more spacey compositions. These tracks also grew out of experiments with compositional duration as Beck elaborates, “I started a practice of making these miniatures - one to two minute long songs that still felt fully formed and expressive but simple and concise.” Glass Frog, Larvae, Worm Charming, Milton Banana, and Busted Crystal were all realized under that intention.

The longer pieces feature some of the familiar fingerstyle and slide guitar that listeners to Beck's previous work may be acquainted with. These pieces, by and large, are layered improvisations that conjure floating moods, untether to the terrestrial. The final piece, Olas/Ondas , features a similar approach to the tracks on “Luminous” by using field recordings as a springboard for further extemporizations based on the feel and events of that space. In this case Beck used recordings from a trip to Anini Beach in Kauai to influence the gently cascading piece.

The novel “The Actual Star” by Monica Byrne played a significant role in shaping the mental images and mood that Beck was feeling while recording the album. Beck explains, 'part of the book takes place in a future where society collapsed from climate change and had to be adapted/reformed by those who survive. The way they live in that future is through near constant global migration, stopping in refuges along the way for shorter periods of time. It sounds kind of bleak but is actually a more hopeful vision of the future than what our current trajectory looks like.'
And related to these ideas of possible imminent futures, the title of the album acknowledges our present; he says it encapsulates 'all the maddening aspects of daily life in the last few years that we have to process and compartmentalize just to go about our daily business . Do I choose to go about my day like normal in spite of the ongoing escalating climate crisis? How do I respond in my daily life to the erosion of our civil rights and rising fascism? Do I see my ones loved in spite of an ongoing pandemic? I guess the phrase just kind of stuck with me as we have come to accept as normal circumstances that are anything but.'"

Artist: Golden Brown

Label: Inner Islands

This is a cassette limited to 2023 released by Golden Brown, an ambient artist from Colorado, USA, from the country's post-New Age cave Inner Islands in February 2.

Contains 10 spacey ambient Americana songs that incorporate plenty of keyboards and synths as well as lap steel and electric guitar. DL code included.

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here To See More Inner Islands Releases Available at tobira. 

-----------------------------------

Includes DL code. Cassette in norelco case. 

Tracklist:

  1. Glass Frog 01:19
  2. Weird Choices 03:09
  3. Y Despues 06:37
  4. Larvae 02:41
  5. Octopus Stinkhorn 06:07
  6. Worm Charming 01:53
  7. Milton Banana 02:07
  8. Chrysalis 04:24
  9. Busted Crystal 02:15
  10. Olas/Ondas 13:07

Inner Islands:

"'Weird Choices', Stefan Beck's third release with Inner Islands as Golden Brown, sees Beck taking decidedly different approaches from last year's “Luminous”. keys, synths, and electronics in favor of more spacey compositions. These tracks also grew out of experiments with compositional duration as Beck elaborates, “I started a practice of making these miniatures - one to two minute long songs that still felt fully formed and expressive but simple and concise.” Glass Frog, Larvae, Worm Charming, Milton Banana, and Busted Crystal were all realized under that intention.

The longer pieces feature some of the familiar fingerstyle and slide guitar that listeners to Beck's previous work may be acquainted with. These pieces, by and large, are layered improvisations that conjure floating moods, untether to the terrestrial. The final piece, Olas/Ondas , features a similar approach to the tracks on “Luminous” by using field recordings as a springboard for further extemporizations based on the feel and events of that space. In this case Beck used recordings from a trip to Anini Beach in Kauai to influence the gently cascading piece.

The novel “The Actual Star” by Monica Byrne played a significant role in shaping the mental images and mood that Beck was feeling while recording the album. Beck explains, 'part of the book takes place in a future where society collapsed from climate change and had to be adapted/reformed by those who survive. The way they live in that future is through near constant global migration, stopping in refuges along the way for shorter periods of time. It sounds kind of bleak but is actually a more hopeful vision of the future than what our current trajectory looks like.'
And related to these ideas of possible imminent futures, the title of the album acknowledges our present; he says it encapsulates 'all the maddening aspects of daily life in the last few years that we have to process and compartmentalize just to go about our daily business . Do I choose to go about my day like normal in spite of the ongoing escalating climate crisis? How do I respond in my daily life to the erosion of our civil rights and rising fascism? Do I see my ones loved in spite of an ongoing pandemic? I guess the phrase just kind of stuck with me as we have come to accept as normal circumstances that are anything but.'"

Artist: Golden Brown

Label: Inner Islands