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Golden Oriole: Golden Oriole (BeCoq)

Rough and ready, angular instrumental rock from this Stavanger, Norway-based instrumental duo of Kristoffer Riis on guitar and Thore Warland on drums, two parts of the power-trio Staer, here creating a massive dose of momentum as they push heavy rhythmic riffs with odd tonality and a great sheen of prickly effect layers, in a compelling and muscular album.

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product information:

Label: BeCoq
Catalog ID: BeCoq33
Squidco Product Code: 25463

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: France
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Duper Studio in December, 2016, by Jorgen Traen.


Kristoffer Riis-guitar

Thore Warland-drums

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Artist Biographies:

Kristoffer Riis is a Norwegian guitarist know for the bands Staer (starling) and Golden Oriole.

-Squidco 1/12/2022

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Thore Warland is a Norwegian drummer know for the bands Staer (starling) and Golden Oriole.

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track listing:

1. The Approaching Of The Disco Void 10:27

2. The Chrysopoeia Of The Trilithon Ass 5:57

3. The Pyrite Wink 9:24
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Golden Oriole impressed me mightily when I saw them live, being as they were a drummer and a guitarist (both former members of Staer, a band I took waaaaay too long to check out when I was under the mistaken assumption that they were boring, run-of-the-mill noise-rock) locked together, pounding out rhythms relentlessly, seemingly for ages. While the durational aspect of the duo brings to mind bands like Ruins and Orthrelm, the number one aim here is to get you dancing. It's not four to the floor, but a regular beat you can nod along to is right there, with the duo doing everything they can to play around with it, stretching and forcing and wrong-footing it into myriad odd elastic shapes. It's suffocatingly poisonous punk funk, vocal-free with a bizarre guitar tone somewhere between bass and trombone, all slathered with some zippy noise FX for good measure. "The Pyrite Wink" is the standout for me, a rollicking humdinger that you may never hum along with."-Collective Zine

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Improvised Music
Rock and Related
Improvised Rock
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Percussion & Drums
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
New in Rock Forms

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