At long last the debut album from Golden Teacher! Having treated our ears to a slew of 12″s and EP’s during the previous four years, their first long player: No Luscious Life features explains the press release “seven proximate cuts lovingly collected from the group’s work within the velveteen walls of the notorious Green Door Studio.”
Much loved for their experimental approach to disco and house their debut project has this in spades. So, is it any good? Yes, it’s a brillant mess of chaotic sounds that come together beautifully.
The early promise of Bells From The Deep End has been expanded upon as the band move into even more adventurous musical territories with no grand plan or through any concept. Plain and directly this release is just music for music sake.
Album opener Sauchiehall Withdrawal and Diop are amongst the strongest tracks. Having said that every track is perfectly crafted and equally essential. The bubbling afro-funk of The Kazimier is a bouncy call to the dancefloor. Closing proceedings with the title track which sways from dark dub to spacey grooves to a gentle calm. It serves as a fitting ending to a truly diverse recording.
An album that’s hard to pigeon hole and as you can tell hard to describe but very much worth your while.
Refreshingly different and with so much to discover.