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Golden Dawn Arkestra - s/t (LP, self-released, 2014)

Funded summer 2014 through a Kickstarter campaign, the first (mini-)album from The Golden Dawn Arkestra is a stellar cinematic/afro/psych/surf record that has litterally been playing on repeat at Paris DJs for days. Produced in Austin, Texas, by Adrian Quesada, which means a lot, and already played twice in our mixes, which is also quite significant, this 6-track LP is a cosmic thang you mustn't pass on. Sounding like the resulting recordings of a trip in Africa from members of Traffic, Jefferson Airplane, Sun Ra, Grateful Dead, Souljazz Orchestra and even Daft Punk (check "Dimensions" closing the A-side…), this is a totally unique sonic document — made of damn great songs! A truly collectable item that you won't find on Juno, HHV or Bandcamp… which is why we ordered a handful of copies of the vinyl to the band for our friends & readers — email us to reserve one (25€). HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Golden Dawn Arkestra
Golden Dawn Arkestra - Golden Dawn Arkestra
(Limited LP) self-released GDA-001, 2014-08

Tracklisting :
A1. Afropocalypse 4:54
A2. Oasis 4:19
A3. Dimensions 3:19
B1. Masakayli 4:43
B2. Saharan Knights 4:07
B3. Selemat 3:45

Links :
Golden Dawn Arkestra : official | discogs | facebook | soundcloud | youtube

Press Release :
Golden Dawn Arkestra will be releasing their debut self-titled vinyl record on August 19th, 2014. The release party is August 23rd at The Mohawk. Produced & mixed by Adrian Quesada, recorded by Erik Wofford, the record combines Afro, Psych, Funk and Surf.

Biography :
Golden Dawn Arkestra hails from a small planet in the constellation Cygnus, light-years away in the outermost reaches of the galaxy. The Arkestra conducts experiments involving space and time travel through the use of sound and movement. Their followers delight in these rituals; all bear witnesses to their higher selves and joyously bask in the eternal light that joins us all as one.

Armed with unique instrumentation that includes, horns, percussion, synthesizers, vibraphone and bass clarinet, Golden Dawn Arkestra combines deep grooves with cinematic textures.The theatric visuals of The Arkestra are enriched further by appearances from various dancers who, like the musicians, are adorned in shimmering garments reminiscent of intergalactic kingdoms of yore.

Inspired to exuberance by ritualistic practices such as processions, chanting, and the power of the music itself, the audience falls into spellbound frenzies.

The Arkestra :
Zapot Mgawi : Tenor Sax, Organ, Vocals
King Joffe Joffer : Baritone Sax, Flute
Zumbi : Trombone
Hapy : Trombone, Penny Whistle Low Reed : Bass Clarinet, Baritone Sax
Isis of Divices : Vibraphone, Vocals, Hoops
Yahsuha Villon : Guitar, Organ
El Cruzado : Guitar, Bass
Shabuki : Bass, Guitar, Synthesizer
Lost Face : Drums
El John : Congos
Horus : Percussion
Echo : Cosmic Dancer
India : Cosmic Dancer
Rosietoes : Earthling Translator Guests:
Kulu : Vocals
Peter Stopschinski : Synthesizer
Speedy : Trombone

Golden Dawn Arkestra


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