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Golden Vessel – SLOWSHINE

I looked and saw that Golden Vessel has made appearances on EMPT before, but I had to jump on the opportunity and make sure I got to write about his debut album because this just might be my favorite record of the year. For those unfamiliar he’s an Australian artist who’s made a name for himself on collaborations with talents across a vast amount of genres like rapper Duckwrth, buzzing vocalist Emerson Leif, and one of my favorite pop artists in the ever rising Mallrat. Golden Vessel manages to flesh out every single sound he’s experimented with in the past into a tightknit collection of songs that all expertly flow together, exploring a ton of genres while uniquely, identifiably Golden Vessel. My personal favorites are the r&b leaning “HIGHWAY”, the rap and indie-pop blend on “TONIGHT”, and the beautiful full body experience of “WHITELITSKIES”. There’s really something for everyone on this album and I can’t recommend it enough.

Life is a slow shine. It takes years for us to progress into adults, then years to work on becoming closer and closer to our final form that we’re intended to be as reflections of the universe. Instead of expecting to be a spiritual icon, I try to do a tiny bit of work to get me closer each day. I feel the white light and power of that incremental journey, like my body shines a little bit more each and every time I meditate or read a good book or experience a breathtaking piece of nature that gives me the inspiration to chase my dreams. We’re conscious parts of the universe experiencing itself so it’s only right that we try to shine bright like the stars that share our atoms and very essence.