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Golden Days

by Ethimm

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hnnlo Timeless. Beautiful album to listen and/or dance. Love it. Favorite track: 03 Echos In The Distance.
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sforryan Was between this and Over and Out - however absolutely love the second half of this track Favorite track: 05 Golden Days (Version).
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Day by Day 03:05


Golden Days is the late completion of Ehimm’s EP trilogy on Light of Other Days and it continues exactly where the group left off 4 years ago. What started as the groups signature „tension music“, oscillating between dark repetition and moody improvisations is slowly morphing into a production style that features a heavy pop sensibility infused with conciliatory optimism.

The opener and title track of the EP recounts the meeting of a new lover in an autumn sunset. Starting with dreamy piano chords, a rhythmic bass and handclaps, it provides a beautiful musical backdrop for Tizi’s longing voice. During the course of the track, modulating synths and plucked guitars join her vocals as she sings about the „Golden Days“ spent with her lover.

Over & Out starts off in typical Ethimm fashion. Dubbed guitars, minimal beats and a sparse piano melody sets the tone for Elisabeth Thimm’s fragile vocal. In Over & Out Elisabeth negotiates her wish for freedom and how she breaks with her daily constraints. Albeit initially being drained in melancholy, the track ends on a musically hopeful note when a beautiful chord progression suddenly appears, colliding with an extended synth solo from outer space.

On Echoes in the Distance, glorious arpeggios accompany a sophisticated 303-style bass line and haunting vocals. The track follows one of Elisabeth’s dreams into a frantic, nondescript, deserted backdrop and slowly morphes into the most ecstatic piece of the EP. The multi-layered arrangement combined with Ethimm’s yearning voice on top, sound like about 3 tracks seamlessly sticked together. The track ends in pure ecstasy and the listener is left with the exciting feeling of wanting more.

The EPs finale is made up of the hopeful and minimalistic Day by Day, a track reminiscent of the balearic pop from the 1980ies. Gracefully and drained in beachside sunshine, Ethimm reminds us not to waste our days with unnecessary actions and focus on the beautiful small things in life.


released April 30, 2020

Produced by Elisabeth Thimm
Additional arrangement by Kid-Italy
Additional instruments by Nik Stettler, Momo Love and Tobi Schweizer
Additional voices by Kid-Italy and Belia Winnewisser
Mixed by Hannes Bieger
Mastered by Geoff Pesche

Design by Hannes Gloor
Released by Light of Other Days
Supported by Kultur Stadt Zürich


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I make post something dubbed out disco stuff.

Previously released on Light of Other Days and Subject to Restrictions Discs. Currently venturing out on my own through No Sense Necessary.

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