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VALEUR - placing value in that which is unchanging, deeming worthy the thing which you adore, protecting that which has intrinsic worth. A three-song EP from Gold & Shadow.


released July 26, 2012

Recorded and produced by Evan Matthiesen in June/July 2012
All songs written and performed by Gold & Shadow (Dane Letourneau, Jesse Janzen, Brandon Clarke, and Ray Gourlay)

Cover photo courtesy of Matthew Bull (
This recording © 2012 Gold & Shadow. All rights reserved.



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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.

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Track Name: Fortuna
Every piece of my body is aching,
And when I move I am making
So much money.

When I don’t move, I must be on my way to haventown again.
And when I get there, it’s only hours ‘till
I’m asleep.

In a dream, I have not spent a single cent
Still I’m not free!
I will worry and obsess about these things
and so I cling.

Cursed upon a tree to pay our ransom
Jesus Son of Man is laid to rest
Resurrected as a new creation
His blood price removed these debts!
Track Name: Thaliana
This lofty perch
You have achieved is nothing more than hurt
Compounded, built upon and leveled off

That solemn glare
The judgement I won’t face, I’m in the clear
My motives have all been examined dear

To the open-ended minds on solid ground
Who have already got you sorted out
It’s what you needed all along

So I’ll suggest
A few close friends I think would help you best
and any book I’ll find to make you laugh

And run, run
To those you always knew would stand their ground
Who have supported you through finding out
Who, what and when I was to stick around
And how to change me for the best

But she’ll burn what she won’t read!
And their mantras mean nothing
She’ll burn what she won’t read,
Yet often we will sing

In the morningtime
You’ll choose to greet me with a rising tide
and I’ll duck under it to stay alive

So when you’re done
I’ll say again that clearly you have won
And greet you with a kiss and we’ll move on

And we’ll stand
With the good shepherd up on solid ground
and once again lament the fallings-out
It’s what we needed all along
Track Name: Melody (for the Macal River)
River water, imbued with purpose
Now internally wrung!