Stoic, the brand new album from London experimental sludge 3-piece Ghold, marks Crypt of the Wizard’s first release as a record label.
GHOLD’s Stoic is a cyclical passage of conjured pain and affected affliction, an indifference to the circumstance of fortune, an uncertain testament of falling fever to love, loss and the human condition. An everyday blind search for meaning in a bittersweet world that has none. Happiness in melancholy. The six songs range from blown out fist-pumpers through to drum-battery response “happenings” and ethereal electronic led drones, with an iron- core strength belying moments of subtlety and softness throughout. Stoic is GHOLD’s attempt to transcend into the next phase of their evolution, their most aphotic and intimate album to date, a sensatory elegy to grit your teeth to. Recorded in Leeds Unitarian Chapel in March 2017 by Tom Goodall of Mirror Man Recordings, Stoic smooths the jagged qualities of previous GHOLD albums. This time sounds entwine languidly and lusciously, allowing the 17th Century building’s acoustic properties to blend and shape them into life.