Songs From an Imaginary Record

by Jacob Golden

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I made it 2004/2005 before I started writing/recording Revenge Songs. I was obsessed with Talk Talk (Spirit of Eden, Laughing Stock), Stina Nordenstam (Little Star), The Flaming Lips, Grandaddy, Mum, The Carpenters and Mercury Rev.
A lot of the songs I wrote while I still lived in London. I recorded the album in Portland obsessing over the tiniest of details. Listen to this album in a good pair of headphones and you will hear layer upon layer of micro sounds.
A lot of songs started out on, guitar, and upright piano, craigslist musicians were hired- cello, violin , viola, upright bass, My friend Nick Jaina played some Rhodes Piano, Becky (June) sang and played piano and Gavin Bowes (Birthday played some drums). Then I spent months upon months, stretching and chopping up the sounds, programming an old Roland 606 drum machine etc.... Looking back, I get really emotional when I listen to it. I hope you love it!


released February 5, 2005


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Jacob Golden Sacramento, California

After releasing two albums in the UK, where he was signed to Rough Trade by founder Geoff
Travis (The Smiths, Antony and the Johnsons),
Jacob Golden releases his U.S. debut The Invisible Record the followup
to Revenge Songs,
the album Mojo described as"
The most gorgeous breakup
record since Beck's Sea Change.”
The vibe is a paranoid,
and sad lullaby.
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