Gwilym Gold Believes in the Holy Every Day
Who: Gwilym Gold
Where he was born: London
Where he lives now: London
What he does: Musician/Songwriter/Savant
How he captures ideas:
At the moment I’m trying to let them flow through and form into something without analysing too much and then re-approaching them later if they need it.
His most recent artistic reference:
Smithsonian folkways archive recordings. Not so much the American ones but the recordings made all around the globe, particularly recordings from Cameroon and Central African Republic.
If he were a sound:
A dominant 7th.
He believes in:
I’m a pantheist. I believe in the holy in the every day.
If he could see a social disruption:
I would like to see technology help to spread rather than further concentrate wealth.
Something great he’s read:
I recently read the first two in Karl Ove Knausgård’s My Struggle series. I enjoyed them and also found them surprisingly funny in places..
Something great he’s seen:
Artist Eddie Peake’s “The Forever Loop” show at the Barbican curve gallery.
Darkstar’s Foam Island and Jamie Woon’s Making Time albums. Both were recorded around the same time and at the same studio in London where/while I was making my A Paradise album.
He needs to change:
The world…or my attitude.
Why he makes music:
Cause it’s what I’ve always done.
Gwilym’s WILD Wish:
To record an album in Matisse’s Vence Chapel…