"And again they defy definition, slip away from the grid of specific genre characteristics for spreading on 12 songs a musical language that sounds different but familiar, that adapts and permutes, that creates and deconstructs, that bears space and claustrophobic closeness...

KASBEK is the essence of the band´s last two years and, at the same time, an analysis of its history without sounding retrospective or backward-looking. In fact, quite to the contrary, with songs like "Oblivion", "Vento", "Sleep" or the enchanting "Dust & Dew", which are acoustic derivatives, owning all that the GOLDEN APES' sound is made of but unique in their own right...for being further, more resolute, deeper...Anthemic, dark, elegiac, disturbing and yet somehow soothing..."(Vito Schneider)

Available as compact disc, digital download and limited vinyl edition


Monday, March 15th 2021

/// "The Cinvat Bridge" by VOYNA is available from today on via Icy Cold Records or on the VOYNA BANDCAMP page. ///

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Thursday, February 18th 2021

///SATORI is scoing soon...///

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Thursday, November 10th 2020

/// What a strange year it was and how deeply we miss being on a stage again. But despite all the mess out there, a few good news are at hand also: Not only will Peer release his first solo album with VOYNA in February, but the GOLDEN APES were doing new music also and in the coming weeks we will send out a first musical sign of life. Details will follow...///

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From the veiny rivers of melancholy to the craggy rocks of disturbance, from the glaciated deserts of bleakness to the vast oceans of longing, from the lightless chasms of despair to the highest peaks piercing a bright sky - you can't put your finger on an emotional map and find certainty about the place the music of Golden Apes will bring you to. It is all in there and on opposite poles at the same time, an atlas shaping and changing with every sound that enters your ears, with every syllable that enters your head. Trojan harmonies ...

And from their debut "Stigma 3.am" (2000) to their latest output "Kasbek" (2019) the Golden Apes manage to deny any kind of tangibility, step back behind the music like being messengers only, delivering the map that guides you, leads you out to the land of swarms, to the places that scare and shelter you ... to the rivers and the deserts ...


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