The Golden Filter
Postmodern in its approach and worldly in its range of influences, “Voluspa”, the debut album by New York duo The Golden Filter will be released on June 15 in the US.
Advance copies of the LP find vocalist (and Australian transplant) Penelope Trappes and programmer Stephen Hindman (born in the American Midwest) creating an electronic patchwork of various eras of machine music while touching on geographically-specific styles like French Pop, Italian Disco and British synthpop.
Stateside caught up with The Golden Filter via email. They had this to say about their inspiration for writing the album:
“Both of us grew up in rural areas, dreaming of bigger cities, leading us independently to move to New York City, which has left us with a strange desire to return to nature. Traveling consistently to a lot of beautiful and otherworldly places in Europe, Scandinavia, and North America as we were writing, recording, and producing ourselves, let us escape in our minds to a very magical and organic place. Though songs like “Solid Gold” and “The Underdogs” are more about the music industry itself, a lot of the others are more earthy and personal, but all of them seem to reflect our feeling that most things in the world, including everything in our own lives, is quite delicately balanced on a very thin wire capable of violently snapping at any moment”.
The Golden Filter will be on tour in the States this summer and plays the Field Day Festival in London on July 31.