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Gold Leaves


12" LP

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The Ornament by Gold Leaves is a collection of songs that tip the hat to Richard Hawley, Scott Walker/Walker Brothers, and the sound of late 70's AM radio pop. Songs that sound like sunlight coming up after an all night drive through the Redwoods. Gold Leaves is Grant Olsen of Arthur & Yu fame, and together with producer Jason Quever, of Papercuts fame, Olsen has made the album of his dreams, the album that has lived in his head. The Ornament is riddled with beautiful and optimistic swaying string and piano arrangements, lumbering bass booms,angelic back ups and Olsen's feather pillow voice.


As half of the duo Arthur & Yu, Grant Olsen crafted a gauzy neo-psychedelic sound with lovely vocal harmonies and plenty of warmth. The Ornament, his first album under the name Gold Leaves, finds Olsen in solo project mode, playing and singing a much more intimate and orchestrated brand of beardy, reverb folk. With the help of fellow sonic traveler Jason Quever of Papercuts, Olsen layers every inch of the record with guitars, keyboards, vocals, and percussion in a very pleasing way that mixes seemingly contradictory styles like doo wop, orchestral pop, and singer/songwriter-ish country into a coherent sound. Quever’s mix is just right, letting instruments be heard but still blending them together into a foggy maze, while Olsen’s voice rises above it nobly.

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Artist Gold Leaves
Track Listing 1 The Silver Lining - 5:03 2 The Ornament - 3:42 3 Endless Dope - 3:37 4 Hanging Window - 4:08 5 Cruel/Kind - 4:02 6 Honeymoon - 4:38 7 The Companion - 3:39 8 Hard Feelings - 4:02 9 Futures - 4:59

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