Wisconsin Rockers, Novagolde, experiment with mixing classic 90’s Stoner Rock with a touch of instrumental and lyrical psychedelica throughout their latest self-titled EP release. Here’s our thoughts.
Kicking off with the first track, “Chain Reaction”, Novagolde blast off with Space Rock instrumentals and vocals that attempt to drown out emotion and come from a place of frustration as Novagolde lyrically speak of attempting to overcome cynicism and once again engage with individuals in the outside world. The second track, “Jail”, jumps right in and creates the impression that the thoughts traveling through the vocalist’s head are flooding his conscious mind and leading toward inaction as instrumental synergy enhances fluidity with the lyrics. The third track, “Next Time I’ll Survive”, is produced with precision and showcases the depth in which Novagolde approaches their recording process with as lyrics that speak of understanding that you can’t hit a homerun within every life experience showcases the breadth of thought that the four gentleman regularly encounter. Closing out with “Bloodfall”, Novagolde showcase the extensive time and energy that they have embedded into crafting their spirit in the form of music as listeners are sent into a place of tranquility while lyrics that speculate the nature of the human mind and our ability to create the mindset of our desire uplift and liberate listeners.
Remaining true to their individual thoughts and attempting to overcome cynicism in a time in which the digital world is flooding our thoughts and taking over human connection, Novagolde is a band that tackles the inner battles that come with being an old and seasoned soul. If you’re a fan of fellow musicians such as Radiohead, Sigur Ros and Muse, then keep an eye on the ride ahead for Novagolde on Soundcloud.
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