microphones in the trees: royal geography society

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

royal geography society

"Golden Man" is the debut lp by the Oakland duo Royal Geography Society. Equal parts lush orchestration and soaring 60s psych vocals, the lp lays its lilting melodies over a base of electrobeat percussion and ramshackle synths. These parts form the trails for the tale of two explorers in search of the mysterious Eldorado, deep in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest. While this tale is from the exotic regions of the world, its metaphors are very prevalent in modern society. Since the dawn of humanity, man has crossed the earth many times over, searched the depths of the sea, and rocketed into space all to uncover the unknown. This desire is the true incarnation of the Golden Man.

Aaron Deer and Michael Tapscott (Odawas) are Royal Geography Society... Hired to compose a soundtrack to a documentary film on mushroom cultivation, the duo was quickly fired when the producers heard the early recordings. Enamored with working together, the duo decided to start fresh - following the same creative path - and create an album for themselves. Inspired by a non-fiction account of British explorers searching for Eldorado around the turn of the 20th century, the duo wound a tale of adventure, desperation, and acceptance of the inevitable. The search is the discovery." ruralfaune
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