by Josh LoFurno |
Shane Madden is a music producer from Austin, Texas, who goes by the name of Govinda. Madden has seen a ton of success in a commendable 17 years of music production. Part of his success can be traced back to the release of his album, Echoes of Eden, in early 2003.
Echoes of Eden provides a warm Eastern music inspired vibe throughout the majority of the album, which sends listeners into a deep state of mental focus. It’s all sewn together with the soft vibrations of Madden’s violin playing over slow, jazz-influenced percussion. The album also features dialogue that ties the tracks together to make it as if it were a single train of thought.
The record is a prime example of how diverse Govinda truly is as an artist. Showcasing a wide variety of influences, it’s easy to see how vast his knowledge of music is. This album is also a pretty drastic change of pace from his more recent material, featuring a smoother, less bass-influenced sound. This shows Govinda’s willingness to experiment with new sounds and techniques.
04) “From My Cocoon”
06) “Static Aparition”
07) “Like I Do”
09) “Organic Beauty”
Edited by Kyle Taylor