‘Goldberg’, by Edinburgh’s Miasma, really sticks out within Scottish pop-rock; with an eccentric start to an eventual laid back, groovy melody, it’s easy-going and very enjoyable.
The track begins with a rough, disjointed bass melody, but is then combined with a clink of the sound of glass to create a beat giving it a very musique concrete beginning.
The vocals then come in muted and harmonised, giving a siren effect, which the vocals follow for the entire track and gives it a lo-fi atmosphere.
The clean, soft tone of the guitar, piano and drums all come in to create a mellow and developed harmony and the piano, in particular, gives the song a more refined tone creating a slow head-rocking groove, which is the pinnacle of the song’s vibe.
Words: Louis Jenkins