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Gold Box Kingdom


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Alternative pop

Status:

Most recent release, Flowers (2008)

See also:

CD Baby's Gold Box Kingdom page

Comparisons:

Cardigans, Morcheeba

Covers/own material:

Own, occasional co-written

General comments:

Spacey and likeable pop by a talented singer. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

Heavy & Light or Flowers

Recordings:


Heavy & Light

Release info:

2002—self-released—69104592972

Availability:

See Gold Box Kingdom's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Amy Bruckmeier—vocals, guitar
Corey Wentworth—electric bass

Guest artists:

Justin Dobrin—keyboards
Dave Tweedie—drums, drumming programming, drum loops, additional sampling

Produced by:

Dave Tweedie

Comments:

It's an album of likeable and spacey songs by a talented singer. Amy B steers the songs away from clichés and gets a languid feeling to them. "Bruises" is slightly like Morcheeba when they were good. "Suede Pumas" is a relaxed song that shows off the singer's voice well. "Nature Walk" is darker and has a pop heart beneath its heavy beats.
     It's an atmospheric and airy and pleasant album. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Flowers

Release info:

2008—Strawberry Canyon Records—SCR 003

Availability:

See Gold Box Kingdom's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Amy Bruckmeier—vocals, guitar
Justus Dobrin—keyboards
Jude Gold—guitar
Jim Greer—bass, programmed drums, additional sounds, keyboards on 1 track
Dave Tweedie—drums, percussions

Produced by:

Jim Greer, co-produced by Amy Bruckmeier & Justus Dobrin

Comments:

This album continues the sound that Amy B used on her previous album. It's still as likeable and laid back with some cool songs that make for a pleasant listen. The mid-tempo gem "Roll the dice" is a standout, with a pop melody that's instantly memorable. "Puppet on a string" sees the vocals dreamily skirt across the tune. The song acquires a nicely jazzy sound as it progresses. For "Kites" they softly manage a sweetly familiar and accessible sound. It's an album that can easily appeal to many. (stjarnell@yahoo.com);


Thanks to stjarnell@yahoo.com for work on this entry.

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