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The Golden State


Download links and information about The Golden State by Mia Doi Todd. This album was released in 2002 and it belongs to Electronica, Rock, Folk Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 45:44 minutes.

Artist: Mia Doi Todd
Release date: 2002
Genre: Electronica, Rock, Folk Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 10
Duration: 45:44
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No. Title Length
1. 88 Ways 4:27
2. Digital 3:35
3. Independence Day 4:38
4. Merry Me 4:32
5. Like a Knife 4:48
6. Autumn 3:03
7. Growing Pains 6:05
8. Poppy Fields 4:56
9. Hijikata 3:43
10. Age of Reason 5:57



After three solo albums for independent labels that emphasized an austere minimalism, Mia Doi Todd, a classically trained musician from Yale University, entered the recording studio with producers Mitchell Froom and Yves Beauvais to re-record seven highlights from her first albums along with three newly penned compositions for her 2002 major label debut. As Froom acts as an artist’s producer, having handled Elvis Costello, Richard Thompson, Ron Sexsmith with sensitivity, he expands Todd’s sonic range without forcing her into compromising positions, providing her with an expert studio band featuring guitarist Nels Cline and drummer Jerry Marotta. Ambient textures add a soothing resonance to her pointed folk songs that recall the ‘60s folk traditions of Judy Collins mixed with the sparse mournful dirges of Cat Power. Todd’s simple, unaffected vocals add a sublime, melancholy to her slow haunting tunes — “Like A Knife,” “Independence Day” — that are disarming in their surface simplicity. Her music retains a childlike sense of wonder even as her sound matures along with the desperate personal and worldly concerns that infiltrate these inspiring tunes.