Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Singles Going Single # 72 - The All Golden - Velikovsky 7" (1999, Bubblegum Smile)

Cleveland's presumably defunct The All Golden were early adopters of Death Cab For Cutie's sheik brand of downer-pop. This single preceded a really excellent album, A Long Good Friday, released on Microtone Records in 2002, that sadly never enjoyed a follow-up.

The stellar a-side, "Velikovsky" (later included on the their lone LP) bristles with showers of relentlessly ringing guitar amidst the exquisite whirr of Moog and electric piano, topped off with Chris Sheehan's soaring harmonies. If you're anything like me, you're likely to marvel at your eardrums' sheer capability of absorbing this sublime, sonic montage all at once. The flipside, "This Guitar's Gone to Heaven," is an acoustic ballad exclusive to this single, that might as well be the work of another artist entirely, held up head-to-head with "Velikovsky," given it's comparative lucidity. I hope that last part made sense.
A. Velikovsky
B. This Guitar's Gone to Heaven

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