Muscle is the new single from Ex-Golden Silvers frontman Gwilym Gold, and the first release on HYMN, a new record label founded by Eddie Peake in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory.
Fittingly, the seeds of the music that would become Muscle were sown with Gold and Peake working together for the White Cube exhibition, Adjective Machine Gun. Eight hours a day, four days a week for six weeks straight last year, Gold would sit at a piano in the gallery improvising a soundtrack to Peake’s work with five dancers for a piece entitled Infinite Disparity. As with their past collaborations, Gold has created the music and Peake the visuals, including all of the single artwork and video.
Muscle is the first new recorded material from Gwilym Gold since the release of the ground-breaking solo debut TENDER METAL project in 2012. A pioneering musical piece available exclusively in BRONZE – the generative-music format created by Gwilym Gold with producer Lexxx – which reinterprets songs in real time, manipulating all aspects of the sound to open up a world of unprecedented musical possibilities. As an idea, it remains truly ahead of its time.
This new song is a stunning piece of melancholic ambiance that has a finger click as its beat with a simple piano and Gold’s affecting vocals keeping the listener gripped in true understated fashion.
Listen to the masterful music in the post, then watch the short visual preview below. The 12″ vinyl, digital, and limited edition are out on July 14th. Grab your copy here.