Gilded brings together the similar but distinct musical directions of West Australian experimental musicians Matt Rösner and Adam Trainer, forging a new approach to composition and sound creation that is based as much around rhythm and repetition as it is around drone and abstraction. The pair have released work separately on labels such as 12K, Room40, hellosQuare, New Weird Australia, and Feral Media.
The title of Gilded's debut album Terrane comes from a geological formation that has become dislocated from its original position and sutured onto a new landscape. It retains its own distinctive form and contrasts against those around it, whilst also finding a new place, a new home. The compositions that make up this record strike at the heart of how it feels to be in a period of transition, of watching a subtle change, a shift in texture. There are moments of quietude and reflection – held together by the austere and alternately punctuated by shifts toward the uplifting and revelatory. Terrane deftly operates around the intersections of melody and texture, movement and pause.
“Australian sound artist Matt Rösner has generated music with a language all its own” - The Weekend Australian on Matt Rösner's Alluvial
“the interplay of experimentation shades the corners of Trainer's world” - Cyclic Defrost on Adam Trainer's Twice Worn