TORCH, the debut full-length record for Vancouver Island art-rockers GOLD & SHADOW, is a beautiful synthesis of melody and noise, calm and chaos, or if you will, gold and shadow. Touching on themes of hope, loss, conviction, and ultimately redemption, TORCH is wide in scope and sound, embellishing the guitars and drums with organs, harmonies, and widescreen ambience. A reflection of its West Coast origins, TORCH is a perfect companion to the wild, oceanic landscapes of Vancouver Island, and a testament to the hope, beauty, and inspiration found therein.
releases 04 September 2015
Produced and mixed by Todd Dunsmore and G&S, 2013-2015
Engineered by Anthony Sharkey at Risque Disque Studios, Nanaimo, BC
Keyboards captured by Jim Blair at Ape Island Sound
Trumpet on “Creature Down” played by Phil Hamelin
Mastered by Joe Lambert at JLM Sound, Jersey City, NJ
Artwork by G&S, photos by Matt Lineker Photography
GOLD & SHADOW’s vigorous and organic approach to creative rock music is a perfect match for the wild, oceanic landscapes of their Vancouver Island home. Influences include Jeff Buckley, Radiohead, and Bon Iver.