What is Golem Dance Cult All about?
Golem Dance Cult is an “Industrial Heavy Rock Dance/Electro Goth” music project started by two (old) friends Charles Why (Lost A Noise/Nexus/L-DOPA …) and Laur (Sparkling Bombs/Kevin K Band/Vague Scare/Other-ed…)
Charles and Laur had actually started their first band together when they were teenagers all those moons ago...
They each followed their musical path and in 2021, during this strangest of times, reunited (Laur is based in France while Charles was in the UK -and is now in Australia) for a new musical adventure under the moniker "Golem Dance Cult”.
In their very first band together Laur was the drummer and now, in addition to percussion, he is the main singer, sharing vocals duties with Charles Why, who is playing bass, guitar, cigar box, harmonica, various traditional instruments (Shamanic Drums, Shruti Box, Gong, … ), programming, sampling, while manning the production.
They are joined by Klaus Karloff, a mysterious misanthrope German modern Shaman, who is in charge of the mastering aka "Sonic Seance".
The sound is heavy (both Laur and Charles are “sons of the mighty guitar congregation”) but danceable:
a mechanic, ritualistic groove with soul and grit.
One of the main parameters was that the intention needed to be kept spontaneous, instinct followed and mistakes expanded upon. A rock based approach without the formal structure of the genre and bringing an electronic approach in the layering of the tracks, done following a total DIY ethic!
Not to do any Wikipedia, but "Golem" here is a tip of the hat to the myth of this man-made creature that protect the oppressed, and at the end goes out of control.. The foreboder of Frankenstein some say... You can read a lot into that...