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BG075 | Cult & Truth

Posted in Band Update, Music with tags , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2014 by bleedinggold

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With the release of the latest Sutja Gutierrez 12″ vinyl LP, we offer up this quick chat we had with the artist about the new album and video….

  1. Where is Sutja from and why does he make music?

SG: I was born in Tarragona (Spain) and grew up in Castellón, in a small village located in the mediterranean coast.
I have lived in different cities throughout my life, till I’ve arrived to my current city of residence in Tenerife.
I make music for having fun, breaking away and enjoying one of my favourite ways of freedom of speech.
I consider myself a very active and creative person, that’s why I’m constantly working and thinking about new ways of making music.
  1. Why is the new album titled “Cult & Truth”?

SG: The album is titled “Cult & Truth” because of the curiosity I’ve always had for the truth behind the different cults. In this album I’ve mixed cult, truth and some of my personal life, telling my own vision of truth and life, trying to make you understand what I have felt over all these years.
  1. You often tweet or post cryptic yet uplifting quotes (ex: “Please Smile”, “No War” or “If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today?”). Can you explain your outlook on life?

SG: Well, I think life is about simplicity, breathe and create. It’s all about fly without boots and run without wings. We are beautiful/simple human beings and intelligent animals, we can do it better, i’m sure of that. it’s all in our minds.
  1. The video for “El Magico (feat AFFKT)” has been very successful. Can you explain the story behind the video?

SG: I am very happy with the reception of the album and also very lucky for being surrounded by wonderful artists and being able to work with them. People like Carlos Kometzier, Andrea Fg and Elisa Lastres have made this video possible. The story talks about “El Magico”, a character who arrives to an unknown world. While he is exploring this new land, he meets one of its residents who shows him the way we all are looking for: the happiness.
  1. What is next for Sutja?
SG: Enjoying, learning and never stop growing, believing, creating and loving.

Purchase the XLTD Edition 12″ here.

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Laurie Hulme on Golden Glow’s “Beauty / Duty”

Posted in Band Update with tags , , , , , on January 17, 2014 by bleedinggold

I first met Pierre (Golden Glow), and then later that night Laurie, on a trip to the UK in 2011 when the band THE NOTES had toured a bit in France and I played tour-dad. Before the guys headed back to Uni in Southampton and I returned home to the US, we traveled up to Manchester to meet up with Pierre. He and I had already begun planning the release of his debut album and this was a good time to meet face to face. We met for a pint, went to Piccadilly Records, had some more drinks, met up with Pierre’s friends that would eventually make up the live band for Golden Glow, and continued the party until there were no other places open in the city. Legendary night!

I asked Laurie Hulme (aka Songs For Walter) – co-producer of the new Golden Glow EP “Beauty/Duty” – to answer 4 questions about the making of the album. 

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BleedingGold: How did you get involved with the recording of the EP?

LaurieHulme: Obviously I really enjoyed playing in GG. Pierre writes great tunes and he allowed us all a certain amount of freedom to develop parts or play things subtly differently when we played live. Pierre records most of his stuff on his 4 track but he talked about wanting more control over the mix and with us practically living next door to each other it made sense to mix in my (very humble) home studio.

BG: What is your favorite track and why?

LH: Probably ‘The Scene.’ When we first played it live it was a lot faster. The version on here is so much dreamier, it has a kind of effortlessness to it and the Anna Karina vocal sample fits so well.

BG: Knowing Pierre the little bit that i do, i’m assuming there were some crazy nights involved – care to share any stories of over-drinking, etc possibly related to the recording?

LH: We probably spent ten times the amount of time talking about the fact we were gonna do this EP than it took to actually sit down and do it. We’d often mix for a bit and then head out into town. We had a practise room right in the middle of town which we’d often visit in the small hours after the bars had closed and play music at ridiculous volumes through the PA into the morning. I recall one morning when Pierre was so hungover he went to work wearing his slippers!

BG: Your thoughts on Pierre’s move to London?

LH: I think Pierre is really suited to London. I know he’s loving being in the thick of it already. He knew pretty much everyone in Manchester so I guess it’s very different for him being more anonymous down there, perhaps a lot more refreshing.

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Posted in Band Update, Music with tags , , , on February 4, 2011 by bleedinggold
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