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Goldmyth ‘Faded Dreams’

Olivia here. I recently visited Conishead Priory in Ulverston, a gothic revival country house with imposing turrets and sprawling gardens. For the last twenty five years it has been home to the area’s Buddhist community, who took on the near derelict property, spending hundreds of hours of voluntary labour restoring it to its former glory and creating a meditation centre and Buddhist temple. It’s a beautiful place, with a friendly cafe serving only vegetarian food (praise be) and surrounded by acres of woodland. When walking in the grounds, we stumbled upon a collection of small headstones, which we quickly realised was a makeshift pet cemetery. Dating from as far back as the early 1900’s, the headstones were inscribed with tearjerkers like ‘here lies a faithful friend’. It was nice to think that someone loved and respected their companion enough to go the effort of doing that. I mean, it’s not unusual for me to get emotional about animals – I rarely cry at sad films, but show me a picture of a golden retriever puppy and I will usually get a bit shiny. It’s not because I’m sad or anything, it’s just that they’re so pure and good…is that weird? Anyway, in the spirit of meditation and mindfulness, today’s Track Of The Day is a gloriously gentle offering from Utah’s Goldmyth, with ‘Faded Dreams‘. Featuring tenderly strummed harps and swirling synths, the dreamy sound world provides a hazy backdrop to Goldmyth’s haunting vocal. Restorative and intimate, it’s the perfect track to lose yourself within. Enjoy.

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