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Golden Vessel – Right / Side

Golden Vessel’s Right / Side is a prime example of genres melting away into sonic bliss. I had the pleasure of reviewing the EP’s lead single “Shoulders” at the beginning of the summer and it was a much-needed boost of positivity at a rough time in my life. Golden Vessel set such a mood on the track that I could imagine myself slowly fading into rays of sunshine, a notion that rings true throughout his EP as each song is a self-contained wonderment of its own. While the title track blends subtle ambiance with melodic synths that would be fitting on a 2017 The Postal Service revival, Daylight flexes left-field trap percussion and head-nodding bars to match.

As I sit here writing this, I’m about to head up the coast from LA to San Fransisco for the first time in my life. Calling myself excited would be an understatement – I’m about to experience a city I’ve revered for 22 years without ever setting foot there. The overcast weather, the layout of the city, the culture, it all seems suited to my tastes. Right / Side is providing fittingly thoughtful, intricate moments that I hope are mirrored on my stay in the city up north.

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Golden Vessel – Shoulders (ft. Elkkle & Mallrat)

When I listen to music for the purpose of reviewing it, I try to hone in on the minute details and mentally notate the track piece-by-piece. After hearing “Shoulders” and deciding I wanted to give my thoughts on it, though, that process shifted on its own terms. As I listened to the track, I began to zone out and discern my senses; the delicate warmth of the California air, the sunlight beaming through my windows, all wrapped into one lucid experience by the groovy atmospherics of “Shoulders”.

It’s a song that positively delivers during isolated listens, there’s no doubt about that, but my drift toward a wholly vivid experience is one that I’m inclined to pursue again. I have an urge to lay out on a quiet beach with a blanket with “Shoulders” coursing through my headphones as I fall asleep, the sounds of the ocean interlaced with Golden Vessel’s music as I approach a personal zen state.

I think I might have just figured out my weekend plans.

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