Burnside Album Details
Gold, Ethan, Songs From A Toxic Apartment
As a self-taught singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Ethan Gold makes cathartic, deeply affecting songs written while dreaming or in the altered state of insomnia. Ethan's debut album was created while living in a corroding flat in Los Angeles and composing film scores (Helicopter; Adventures of Power), playing in other bands (Honey Brothers; Gold Brothers), producing and arranging albums for other artists (Elvis Perkins' acclaimed Ash Wednesday), and writing a sprawling, 75-song ultra-violent rock opera in an attempt to confront the worst of the male psyche. Escaping the toxic building, Ethan chose 12 songs from his rock opera demos to color and shape into something new. On an $800 recording rig wired next to the hot plate in his mini-kitchen, Ethan sang, performed all instruments, engineered, and mixed the record, lovingly sculpting into it the urban sonic tableau of crows, helicopters, and storms he recorded from his window. A journey through quiet terror and yearning, ferocity and sensuous redemption, this is his deluxe debut album Songs From A Toxic Apartment.