GOLDEN DAWN ARKESTRA
For Immediate Release: January 19, 2016
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 Golden Dawn Arkestra returns to Earth today from ions of spacetime travel in order to bring you their debut LP Stargazer -- a grand, expansive record that represents the joy and rapture the band brings to audiences as they spread their message of ecstatic consciousness.
Line of Best Fit had the very first listen to the record and premiered the title track as "Song of the Day" on December 18th, saying: "It's intergalactic, it's a little bit weird, and it's bloody great." The band are releasing another single from the album today, a psychedelic jammer called "SAMA CHAKA" -- premiering at CLASH: "Sitting somewhere between Sun Ra and Sly Stone, their outer-galactic, intra-national hymns soar into space with a funky stride."
Recorded & produced by Erik Wofford (Black Angels, Okkervil River, Octopus Project) in his cathedral of sound on the banks of the Colorado River, Erik brings his expertise in psychedelia, analogue sound and reverberations to the already eclectic vibrations.
Stargazer will be released in February 26, 2016 via Modern Imperial Recordings.
"It's intergalactic, it's a little bit weird, and it's bloody great."
- the line of best fit [SONG OF THE DAY]
"Not so much a band as a cult making music that's truly psychedelic."
"They take the listener on a musical journey that feels like an Alejandro Jodorowsky soundtrack you can dance to."
"I don't know what the ---- is up with this band."
- tiny mix tapes
"Mixing Sun Ra with Sly Stone... Best discovery Day Zero."
- BOB BOILEN, NPR MUSIC [SXSW 2015]