小白兔音樂城 White Wabbit Records | Online Music Shop: CD, DVD, LP & more 小白兔Blog 小白兔facebook 小白兔twitter 小白兔plurk 訂閱電子報  小白兔官網   
搜尋商品
登入    加入會員    VIP說明    購物需知   
New Arrival Billboard WWR Features Artists Music Style Label Goods 0件商品結帳付款
  1. Enno Cheng 鄭宜農
    海王星 NEPTUNE(2020典藏版)

  2. 芒果醬 Mango Jump
    心跳保衛戰 Mission : Heartbeat Defense

  3. Beth Gibbons
    Lives Outgrown (Limited Edition Deluxe w/ art print & booklet)

  4. Beth Gibbons
    Lives Outgrown (Deluxe CD)

  5. 草東沒有派對 No Party For Cao Dong
    瓦合 The Cold

  6. 昏鴉 The Murky Crows
    Lonely Uncle

  7. WWR EXPRESS 小白兔通訊
    第8期:海波浪

  8. White Wabbit Records 小白兔唱片
    小白兔透明貼紙

  9. White Wabbit Records 小白兔唱片
    小白兔飄耳托特包 - 2024 款

  10. Enno Cheng 鄭宜農
    給天王星 Dear Uranus

  11. 惘聞 Wang Wen
    昨日的聚會 - 25th Anniversary Live Collection

  12. Enno Cheng 鄭宜農
    Space N Guidebook Vol.1

  13. 惘聞 Wang Wen
    昨日的聚會 - 25th Anniversary Live Collection (White Vinyl)

  14. Beth Gibbons
    Lives Outgrown

  15. 溫蒂漫步 Wendy Wander
    Spring Spring

  16. 9m88
    平庸之上

  17. 葉穎
    [附簽名小卡] 遷徙 Migration

  18. Beth Gibbons
    Lives Outgrown

  19. 惘聞 Wang Wen
    辛丑|壬寅 Painful Clown & Ninja Tiger (紫色封套)

  20. ADOY
    PLEASURES

 

 

 

年份 2023
藝人 Godcaster
專輯   Godcaster (CD)
廠牌   Ramp Local
樂風   Art Rock, Indie-Rock, Noise Rock, Psychedelic

499 目前無存貨!




Open on the fiery tail of a meteor bursting through the atmosphere. The first track of Godcaster s fervid self-titled album, “Diamond s Shining Face,” is a reentry, a display of a band metamorphosed into a harder, more devastating form. Their previous releases and euphoric live demonstrations have established Godcaster as an unstoppable Promethean force, always moving towards their next conquest. The pursuit for them on their self-titled album? Write their own definitions of Godcaster, and share exactly how the band hears and sees themselves.

There is a clear maturation from the group on Godcaster—each of the songs are emotional, narrative vignettes showcasing a more deliberate and sincere lyrical and sonic turn. Many of the brighter, bouncier elements found and fiercely executed on Long Haired Locusts and the Saltergasp EP have been all but buried and traded in for something heavier. The angular sass and joviality in the troupe s past have been stripped of frivolity, rounded out, dirtied, and stretched to create a more expansive, full-bodied practice.

Since their last release, Godcaster s tightly-knit band—most of the members grew up together in New Jersey—has expanded into a sextet and shifted some of their roles. They have added good friend Jan Fontana on bass, and Von Kolk and David McFaul have added some guitar work to their previous stations as vocalists with flute and keyboard duties, respectively. Bruce Ebersole (guitar) and Judson Kolk (vox and guitar)—who have known each other since infancy and have been playing music together since grade school—alongside their explosive drummer, Sam Pickard, continue to exude confidence and power in their performance.

With this growth, their fervorous live shows saw the songs from Locusts and Saltergasp grow as well, both in energy and size. This new sound, more hulking, more earnest, and more staggering, has fully settled in for the band, and on Godcaster, it shines through. They have set out, armed with a new certainty, to communicate the feeling of overwhelming light they experience while performing—a brightness that moves beyond its common properties of health and guidance to become a force that burns and ravages.

Nowhere is Godcaster s newfound immensity better demonstrated than on the album s two anchoring, ten-plus minute epics, “Didactic Flashing Antidote,” and “Draw Breath Cry Out.” The former sounds as though it was constructed to emulate the hammering of railroad spikes—it feels like hard work. The lyrics, crooned by McFaul, conveys exhaustion-induced hypnosis, a hallucinogenic thirst. The rhythm marches unwavering, with power and consistency, as the surrounding noise flexes and shakes around that center. The latter is more nebulous and kinetic, inspired by a recurring childhood dream of Judson s in which he bore witness to an unfathomably large silver bullet that pierced the sky and destroyed all light. It flows naturally from big, pressure-filled sections of rising commotion into more spacious, atmospheric wanderings and then back into a nightmarish uproar.

The shorter pieces on Godcaster equally present the dynamism and versatility of the group. “Vivian Heck” is an ecstatic and hypnotic vision of romance, passion, and heartthrob at its most extreme—the guitars and bass swirl alongside soft vocals, capturing the listener in its mesmerizing pattern. Its almost sensual aura is in tension with the strikes of discordant guitars, driving a feeling of impending disaster that culminates in an outburst like a solar flare of sound and color.

While most of Godcaster highlights the destructive nature of overexposure to the light, the band never forgets the caress of a warm illumination. Serving as a brief but welcome respite to the encroaching cacophony, the stripped-back delivery of “Pluto Shoots His Gaze Into the Sun” plays like a lullaby. It is a youthful serenade of gentle acoustic guitar and vocals originating from a tune that Judson s niece sang to him one day. Von carries the melody like a birdsong, and allows the listener a moment to breathe before the band tears into the ferocious closer, “Gut Sink Moan.”

The band has tightened their grasp on and further developed their uniquely vicious expression, allowing the music to evolve naturally into its current, monumental shape. It requires significant confidence in the work to release an eponymous album. Trust that Godcaster is an immense declaration of self-actualization by the magnificent juggernaut known by the same name. 



師大店-台北市大安區浦城街21巷1-1號
TEL:02-2369 7915
營業時間:週一到週日 14:00-22:00
FAX:02-2369 7925
EMAIL:order@wwr.com.tw
1F., No.1-1, Ln. 21, Pucheng St., Da’an Dist., Taipei City 106, Taiwan

© 2002 White Wabbit Records, Taiwan. All rights reserved.

小白兔Blog 小白兔facebook 小白兔twitter 小白兔plurk 訂閱電子報
電子報訂閱!