Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Golden Daze - Simpatico

On Simpatico, California duo Golden Daze create a soundscape constructed of synths and guitars, haze and diffused sunlight.  And if you think that matches the name that the artists chose for their project, you are exactly right.  To our ears it seems an updated version of '70s soft rock balladry, but the adept songwriting makes the fresh coat of paint well worth the listen.  The songs are concise and focused, and reveal a spine of quiet emotion under the pastel, neo-psychedelic tones.  This album doesn't aim to get in your face and shout "love me", but it you give it a chance over a few plays, you may well love it anyway.  In any case, the journey will be warm and pleasant.

Golden Daze are Jacob Loeb and Ben Schwab.  Simpatico is out now via Autumn Tone.


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