For those who have chosen the path of a composer, this lifelong journey’s obsession is filled with all the right ingredients of a Hollywood blockbuster. The ability to overcome and be triumphant without getting distracted by unforeseen obstacles, to possess the fearless sense to leap headfirst into the great unknown, to have bountiful faith and courage in oneself despite the overwhelming odds, to appreciate, be humble and be thankful to God for his merciful guidance and blessings. Christian Gold’s journey is no exception.
From a tender age of 5 years, Christian began piano lessons. Playing on a used, out of tune piano his mom bought, he practiced consistently during these crucial years, sometimes opting out on a game of soccer with his friends to practice on his test pieces. As the years passed, he completed his grades with The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and it was during his secondary school years he acquired an insatiable passion for songwriting. “Songwriting came first, then producing, I guess in time, everything just falls into place” This decision unfurled another chapter in his journey and he used this avenue as an outlet to express himself.” I wrote numerous poems and songs, even wrote one for a girl I really liked in school, did I sing it to her? Yes. What happened? Well that’s another story isn’t it!
Eventually with all this material at hand, another chapter was written. An all natural process occurred, a step which evolved from the developing years as a musician and having gained the formal training and knowledge of music. Christian started producing and experimenting musically. The obvious display of talent in his beats caught the ears of many but during this period, deep within, Christian was not satisfied. Considering himself a professional amateur at that point in his life, he wanted to enhance himself further. His eager thirst for adventure and his desires for travel got the better of him for the good of him. Furthering his studies at Trebas Institute, Christian embraced the universal methods and theories of sound engineering but never lost his unique individualism and personality that is depended upon in a producer. A noble and precise comparison would be that of a funny, easy going scientist who is at work in his lab all day, mixing, fusing and integrating different genres and techniques to create the ultimate hybrid.
With the much anticipated release of his debut album, Celebration Time, Christian Gold showcases to the world an absolute ageless blend of piano driven instrumental fusion. To be released on Running High Records™. The one with the golden touch brings to the forefront a most welcome presentation of distinctive and captivating textures that stand above all, in a class by itself.
Dear Friends and Fans,
As a musician and producer, I have been witness to the musical landscape over the years and have observed many influencing trends, be it the ever changing technology in music or the ever expectant, appreciated constant evolution of modern pop. All these observations have greatly influenced my decision to compose and produce an album of this nature. Before this album was born, it was always my desire to contribute meaningfully to Caribbean music and so, over the course of the production of this album, I researched and experimented extensively to bring forth an album worthy of your listening pleasure.
The whole concept, feeling of this album, was to incorporate many different piano styles but keep it centered on how versatile Caribbean music can be. When we think of Caribbean music, or Soca music we think of the beat, the beautiful sunsets, the melody, the coconut trees, the passion, the carnival, the pan, the generosity and good nature of its people. Therefore the mood of this album is simply, a happy one. A feel good atmosphere of good times, wrapped inside a fast paced medley of riddims, driving and entertaining. The piano symbolizing the icing on the cake, intertwining with the local flavours, staying on top, holding its own, all the while not taking away from the richness of the beat but adding a fascinating , revealed secret ingredient to the blend, a definite layer of unique fusion.
Personally and ultimately, my main goal was to create a piano driven instrumental fusion album for all time. Every track, different and fresh, from the arrangements to the engineering, pushing the existing infrastructure of the musical realm to the extreme. This is my welcome presentation to you.