King Midas began in 1994. Scandinavia from 1999 gained cult status, but disappeared mysteriously a few years later when their label went bankrupt. With their third album, Romeo Turn the music press finally gave them the attention they deserved, but once again the label went bankrupt just when their mix of art pop, electronica, lounge-jazz, blues and psychedelia started to be recognised.
Midas (/ˈmaɪdəs/; Greek: Μίδας) is the name of at least three members of the royal house of Phrygia. The most famous King Midas is popularly remembered in Greek mythology for his ability to turn everything he touched into gold. This came to be called the golden touch, or the Midas touch. The Phrygian city Midaeum was presumably named after this Midas, and this is probably also the Midas that according to Pausanias founded Ancyra.
King Midas Sound’s fourth album feels like a plunge into the abyss. Without exaggeration, it is one of the bleakest testaments to heartbreak in the annals of recorded sound. Its atmosphere resembles that of a collapsed star-black, isolated, unfathomably dense. These 60 minutes pass like a dark night of the soul, stretched out to eternity. Yet Solitude is not a heavy album, at least not conventionally so.
London-based King Midas Sound create a bleak, brooding hybrid of dub, lovers rock, and experimental ambient, with lyrics typically focusing on heartache, breakups, and severe isolation. The group originally started out as a collaboration between producer Kevin Martin (God, Techno Animal, the Bug) a. .
A musical crossover project, composed of Kevin Richard Martin aka The Bug, London/Trinidad poet/singer Roger Robinson. Tonite King Midas Sound will perform 'Solitude' for the first time. We will bring the poetry, drones, terror and dread to Glasgow central.
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King Midas Sound is a musical crossover project, composed of Martin, London/Trinidad poet Roger Robinson and Japanese artist and singer Kiki Hitomi. Stream Tracks and Playlists from King Midas Sound on your desktop or mobile device.
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|The Man From The Gas Station|
|Hang On (To Your Daydream)|
|ÉL 006||King Midas||The Man From The Gas Station (10", EP)||Éllet Records||ÉL 006||Norway||2001|
|ÉL 006||King Midas||The Man From The Gas Station (CD, EP)||Éllet Records||ÉL 006||Norway||2001|