GFR043

Note

Precious Tender Things

GFR043
EP
September 23, 2022
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Usually we write a little something about the music but this time knowing how this artist works I asked them directly about the project and I’m sure glad I did!

Goldfat presents ‘Note’

“These tracks were written at a time where I was feeling particularly fragile about my place in the drum and bass scene, both creatively and socially. There's a lot about the way this scene operates that makes it very uncomfortable for those who don't look, think or behave in a particular way. Maybe because drum and bass is an underground movement some people (mainly cis men) don't consider that the social issues that effect wider society such as queer-phobia, sexism, racism, etc. also exists within our tiny community, and that this has a profound affect on the music that comes out of this scene.

With all that said, the process of making and releasing this music was a joyous one. 'Empty Spaces' speaks to the feeling you get when a song hits different and for a split second everyone in the room loses their sense of self. That's quite a unique and precious thing, and probably what draws people to this music. However, if our spaces aren't inclusive the capacity to create moments like these dies very quickly.

'Keep It Simple', 'Learn To Speak', and 'Honesty Matters' are all call-to-actions and mantras that I say to myself to help me be better at nurturing non-toxic spaces around me. They are also me indulging in the privilege of being able to mess around and explore different sonic worlds. Ultimately allowing myself to have fun and enjoy this music.

I feel immensely grateful to have a network that is diverse, kind, open and supportive, this music speaks to that too. I did.”

Cover art by: Luca Shaw
@luca.visual

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