Releases Guilded Age
Lotus is a Philadelphia-based band that has accrued a large following on the live music circuit since 1999. While many refer to them as an “electronic jam band”, their music continues to defy genres. Today marks the release of their new album “Gilded Age.” I encourage everyone to give this record a listen. Lotus successfully combines the smooth, ethereal style of 2014 rock and roll with classic guitar riffs and driving rhythms. The track “Let Me In” jumped out at me right away.
Lotus’ description of their newest album:
When Mark Twain coined the term “The Gilded Age” he was describing the Reconstruction Era’s thin veneer that masked substantial social struggle. Nostalgia is like the gilded age of memory. It’s easy for the mind to increase the former glory, the perfect sheen, the once timelessness of present-day ruins.
On this album we wanted to occupy that powerful place of the human mind, the mental eye that can see erosion and cracks and envision a palace. We focused primarily on simple organic instruments: drum, bass, guitar, piano, percussion, played live in a room. The overall mood is one of reflective happiness, the joy of the impermanent, nostalgia of halcyon days.
Remixes from four superb down-tempo electronic producers take the nostalgia into deeper realms. The place where the brain starts reflecting on reflections and mixing together dreams and realities. Welcome to the Gilded Age.
Mike Greenfield – drums
Luke Miller – guitar, piano, organ
Jesse Miller – bass
Chuck Morris – percussion
Mike Rempel – guitar
All tracks recorded and mixed by Jonathon Low at Miner Street Studio (Philadelphia) except The Oaks recorded at Firebrand Studio (St. Louis) by Brian Scheffer. Mastered by Alan Douches West West Side Music.