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Show #120: Goliathon ReturnsBy: Darrin Snider (darrin at indyintune dot com)
Saturday, October 20, 2012 5:00:00 PM
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The last time I interviewed Goliation, November of 2009, they were literally a garage band. Or was it a laundry room band? I sat in on part of a practice, heard some really rough demos, and chatted with them out on the patio (they were mostly still living at home at the time). I remember at the time being most impressed with the "feel" (for lack of a better term) with which they played. Sure some of them had had some musical training here and there, but to make the leap from rote recital to instinctively playing in a complex poly-rhythm/multimeter composition, to have a grasp of the power of dynamics, and above all an understanding of how to properly play with other musicians -- sitting out at times; stepping up at times -- well, maybe for one or two guys, but certainly not for an entire band. When I learned they were planning to start work with a producer, I was both enthused at the possibilities, but quietly saddened at the prospect that a more-refined ear would somehow cull the unbridled experimentation and innovation of a great band.
Three years later, this interview anachronistically plugs the release of what was then their upcoming CD, Pretend It's Not Happening, which allayed any fear I may have had about someone else tampering with a band that I loved. Goliathon still remains a force to be reckoned with. Sure, the compositions are a bit tighter, the sound is a bit more refined, but the willingness to experiment, while kept a bit more accessible, is still first and foremost. No longer a bunch of kids in a garage, Goliathon are now serious players in the local scene, commanding respect and attention from several of their peers, occasionally on this show. I look forward to seeing what the next year brings them.
Links referenced in the show:
- Goliathon can be found here: Web Site | Facebook | Reverb Nation | Twitter
- They first appeared back on Show #067.
- When speaking of tattoos, we mentioned Rusty Redenbacher's 45 spindle adapter (common called a spider). We will leave you younger folks to imagine how these were used.
- Their latest album, Pretend it's Not Happening, is available via their website, or the usual suspects (Amazon | iTunes | BandCamp).
- It was produced by Ryan Koch at the Arkbarn.
- Their 2010 album was produced by Bob Fouts, formerly of The Gates of Slumber and Apostle of Solitude
- You heard the challenge, Other Goliathon, prepare to battle for the name!
- They are managed by O'Sherry Productions.
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|Darrin Snider is the OCD music nerd responsible for creating Indy In-Tune. By day he's a cloud engineer and business analyst, but he still hopes to someday be an overnight freeform disc jockey married to the local weathergirl who happens to be a former eastern-European supermodel.|
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