Monday, March 1, 2010
Chad Golda Dance Session (Rack & Ruin)
Chad Golda, a golden boy is back. His stunning debut album (Golda CHAD'S ALBUM) was one of the albums in the year 2009. Abrasive electronics/psychotic dance monster met with (freak) folk music. It was the case as if Mika Vainio had produced starstarstar (formerly known as ***, and ringostar), the band he is involved in. All of those hollow bass sequences opened up new dimensions for the listeners. Now I listened to it after a long period of time again and I discovered even some similarities with electronic tracks (Lions; Unfinished Monkey Business; Deep Pile Dreams) on Ian Brown `s unforgettable debut album Unfinished Monkey Business, and within Golda`s hazy long accords at times it reminds a bit of Angus Maclise`s bewitching drones under the roofs of Nepali pagodas during the 1970s. The phenomenal release, which by its infectiveness, effectiveness, and cutting edge sharpness as well achieved more than Animal Collective have ever reached.
In fact, my moving toward his sophomore album didn`t start well, actually, listening to it 3 months before the official release day. All of what I can remember about it I wasn`t able to listen to Dance Session over two times. Despite of the fact the album's length was shortened to 30 minutes, it seemed to be something by which I really felt myself disturbed. On the other side, no doubt, partly the impact of the first album overwhelmed it.
Indeed, listening to it again is my purpose to get the results for my unanswered questions. Writing does usher in the gig, which in fact continues through the lines of the previous album - motorik electronica/(neo)krautrock finds immediately the recipient, brain chemistry will brim over. The follow-up Two helps me to figure out why I had some complicatons during first listens. It just seemed to be a bit light-minded. Just to take a well-known and well working melody, and lift it up over caustic electro-beats. The sense of humor finally reached me yielding an enjoyable experience ultimately. It was time approximately 40 years ago when Perrey & Kingsley, the space age/lounge pop luminaries, played on analogue synths timeless upbeat melodies. This track is a home for both oddity and familiarity. The end of this one would be a wet dream for any kind of space rockers/krautrockers. 9-minute long Guitars is based upon a monotonous guitar melodic sequence which will is fringed and will be undermined by a sort of destroying electronic music. Sound walls are getting wave and collapse - everything around is going mad! Aging begins with loudly thirling electro tingles - electro-motorik tunes so habitual by the side of Kraftwerk is turned into wickedly sounding nightmare. Not unreasonable, evil is not inherently evil on its own, as behind that you can see Golda`s spooky smile. In the other way - the essence is sustained by an epic drone ghost which enlarges the inner space and add the credibility. A bit more smirk on the American`s pale again can be seen in the ending track Boom That which relies on 2-3 naive notes delivering some kind of primitive electro quarterstaff sometimes changing this course a bit, just as much as to arrive back to repeat button again.
My first assumptions about Dance Session were wrong. The album drifts between a weird sense of mind and enchanting levels of alternative pop music. He did it again!
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