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Black Golden Bull

by Black Golden Bull

A conglomeration of lo-fi pop, country and western, and vocals registering somewhere between Roy Rogers and Sufjan Stevens, Black Golden Bull layers sad and lonely landscapes with those archetypal symbols that permeate our favorite stories.
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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2. Ocean of Land
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3. Buffalo Waltz
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4. The Boxer
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5. The Sin Was Mine
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6. One Tiny Spark
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7. In My Veins
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8. Dead Horse
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Album Notes
Black Golden Bull joins the burgeoning singer/songwriter collective with its conglomeration of country and western (the good kind...), low-fi pop, and vocals registering somewhere between Roy Rogers and Sufjan Stevens. Heavy on imagery and sad and lonely landscapes, BGB layers seemingly simple lyricism with those archetypal images and metaphors that permeate all of our favorite mythologies. (Plus there’s some gun-slinging.)

With wonderfully simple and singable lyrics suspended above a primary backdrop of acoustic guitar (sometimes the only backdrop), BGB reminds us of what country and western used to be like and how good it was. How it somehow got to the very roots of who we are. Especially those of us blessed enough to have been formed by the gently rolling hills and seemingly endless prairies of the Midwest. Yet, all the while, they maintain a pop sensibility that weaves together a achingly beautiful mixture of unlike genres.

A note from the label:
At Non Entity Labs, we’re not interested in faces, egos, photos of faces on covers of magazines, (un)interesting poses, et al. We are, however, interested in beautiful sounds, good intentions, a desire to make something without the need for validation, the value of metaphor in our daily lives, and so on. We're not trying to be cool or obtuse or artsy, here. And we don’t take ourselves too seriously. But we take the idea of being a non entity very seriously. Black Golden Bull is a perfect example of a non entity. Black Golden Bull doesn't actually exist. There's just these conglomerations of sad sounds (that we happen to love) floating in space, both cyber and beyond. You won't see names and photos of bearded faces (we imagine them bearded) in the liner notes. Just some pertinent info. We're not here to get famous or make anyone else famous. We just want to make something and maintain some integrity in the process.

BGB is often compared with the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Ray LeMontagne, Johnny Cash, Nick Drake, Elliott Smith, Sons of the Pioneers, and the like. Which is great for us, because we’re huge fans of all those folks and more.


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Ufoom

God bless Black Golden Bull
Black Golden Bull has a quiet intensity.... this album will will grow on you more and more over time. Like a great album should.

Every song on this album is a story.

You find yourself walking through the world that Black Golden Bull has imagined... and it can be very dark at times but always beautiful.

If you love the songs/stories of Tom Waits and Nick Cave, then you will LOVE Black Golden Bull...

This will be your next "favorite album".

I know it's mine.

UFOOM

The great American "album" is back!
Black Golden Bull has a quiet intensity.... this album will will grow on you more and more over time. Like a great album should.

Every song on this album is a story.

You find yourself walking through the world that Black Golden Bull has imagined... and it can be very dark at times but always beautiful.

If you love the songs/stories of Tom Waits and Nick Cave, then you will LOVE Black Golden Bull...

This will be your next "favorite album".

I know it's mine.

zach

bruce meets hank in modern dodge city.
mark twain once said "i would have written you a shorter letter, but i didn't have the time." black golden bull's music elicits a similar response. it is simple, sparce and perfect-- able to stand on the strength of the songs' crafting without anything extra. i was blown away at first listen-- like beck re-recorded some marty robbins tunes only better. lyrics like "he kissed...on my face/with both of his fists/and the terrible grace of an ape.." come unexpected in something that sounds like a simple country tune from a simpler time. but simple doesn't mean a good ole country tune in G, C and D. The writing is intricate, suprising and reaches everything it grabs for. finding this album was for me finding the amalgam of my musical upbringing in kansas: equal parts willie and wayne coyne, hag and brian wilson. the best new twist on alt-country since grant lee buffalo's "mighty joe moon."