After his release of two EP’s in the last two years, Roel Gosto Vermeer has obviously stepped up his game. With ‘Memory Ivy’ he has really put his whole heart into it. And that heart is pomping, breathing, shaking and very much alive. His music is intense and profound, dark and light-hearted. You want to start dancing and close your eyes and lay down in the marram grass at the same time. GOSTO picks you up and let’s you float on a nostalgic, almost psychedelic trip. He unites contradictions to a warm, uplifting mix that leaves nobody unmoved.
Inspired by musicians such as Flying Lotus, James Blake, Thom Yorke and Jeff Buckley, GOSTO succeeds to combine a variety of styles into a whole new authentic sound. Underneath the first introduction you’ll find warm bases, raw beats, deep synths and pure soul, all interconnected by the dark, almost hypotic voice of Roel.
This multi-instrumentalist writes, sings, composes and produces all his songs himself. Supported by his strong lyrics and talented live band, GOSTO guides you through his world: his travels, his chaos and is unconditional love for music.
released October 28, 2016
All songs written, arranged, produced & recorded by Roel GOSTO Vermeer except where noted. All vocals by Roel GOSTO Vermeer.
You Can Me Feel Bad
original compostion & lyrics by Arthur Russel
re-arranged by Roel GOSTO Vermeer
Musicians Roel GOSTO Vermeer recorded and sampled to create his Productions: Mats Voshol (drums/ perc), Bram Wassink (bass guitar), Reindert Kragt (bass guitar), Julian Schnemann (keys), Danny Van't Hof (bass guitar), Gyo Kretz (guitar), Luc Schouten (guitar).
Will Knox – Co-writing on Lyrics on tracks 3, 4, 7 & 8
Benny Sings - Co-writing on Lyrics and compostion tracks 2,4 & 6
Danny van ‘t Hof - Co-produced & co-writing on track 3
Gwen Thomas - Co-writing on track 10
Mixed by Marcel Tegelaar
Mastered by Darius van Helfteren at Amsterdam Mastering
Artwork & Design by Martin Fiala
Photography by Rein Kooyman
Executive producer: Soepermarkt/Jochem Tromp
A&R by Soepermarkt/Jochem Tromp
All tracks published by Hey Listen! / Soepermarkt
Special thanks to Shai Solan (Sound engineer), Mats Voshol (Recording), The GOSTO team, and friends and family.
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