"Golden Soul" Illustrated Flexi Single

by Spirit Was

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    A tangible copy of "Golden Soul" 7' illustrated flexi single. Comes with digital download of "Golden Soul" and "Olive Branch & Brown Dove," songs from an upcoming album.

    Includes unlimited streaming of "Golden Soul" Illustrated Flexi Single via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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"Golden Soul" by Spirit Was, two demonstrative songs released digitally and for sale on an illustrated paper and plastic flexi disk with original artwork and craftsmanship. Experimenting repetition, and with recording an intentional, melodic, distorted rock n roll band where I sing and get to play the electric guitar and record everything on my own and go nuts. Songs about maybe peripherally seeing something, and about listening. About lending a name to a projected creative energy and trying to learn to communicate to them without sacrificing your ability to communicate with anyone else. These two songs are demos for an album that's being written and fooled around with in my brain and on the couch. Trying to finish it. Probably released in two versions, the twins.

Mike from DDW helped put together the single project and make everything happen, thanks Mike! Originally, the idea was to manufacture the song onto a paper flexi disk featuring an original drawing I felt was adjacent to and reminiscent of the v i b e. A print that you could listen to felt like an undeniable opportunity to combine visual and musical objects. Unfortunately, I found the playback on the paper disk was finicky and challenging on some record players, so I decided to also include a more reliable and consistent plastic copy. I've come to think of it as a flexi in a sleeve that features some mysterious and ephemeral version of the song that you have to work for but are encouraged 2 attempt 2 listen 2. "Olive Branch & Brown Dove" is an additional track via digital download.

Tara Bayat and I put together an inspirational team of people to record a music video for "Golden Soul," thanks Tara! To watch the video, and learn more, check it out...

Thank you, I hope you find these as pleasing and inspirational as I found the things that pleased and inspired me to make them. 


released December 10, 2018

All songs written, performed & recorded by Nick Corbo, Winter 2017.
Z : Singing
Aaron Ratoff : Final Lead Guitar on "Olive Branch..."
& Jacob Rosse : Mastering
Album art by Nick Corbo

Thank you, also, to Ashley, Mike & DDW, Dave & Greg, Max, Dave Medina, Alberto, Bernard, my family, friends, and all other encouraging company.




SPIRIT WAS New York, New York

Nick Corbo & Company, a rock and roll group in Brooklyn, New York, performing original material.
Currently: Dave Medina, Alberto Casadevall, and Bernard Casserly.

Also, a manifestation of sonic and illustrated goods, original artwork and craftsmanship. Recordings, illustrations, prints, & distortion pedals for guitar and bass.

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Track Name: Golden Soul
Golden Soul, I saw your shadow from the road!
Both your eyes were closed but you were beckoning me forward.
Then you were gone! Where did you go?
Singing Stone, I lost your track out in the snow
and now the night is hanging low. Spirit soaks my clothes.
Soaks them in wine, water, and woad.

Made a fire in the ashes. Couldn’t see at all!
Oh, little light, what comes at night? Where is my friend?

Golden Soul, does it get harder when you’re old?
Carry me back home, shining like diamonds in the coals.
Now that we’re gone, where did we go?
Track Name: Olive Branch & Brown Dove
Barrel rider, the sun is coming down above our house.
Open mind, I’ve been with you all the time,
bending and bright like a diamond,
braided like a flower that we twist into a tight crown.
Show me where they cut him down.

Second son, your day will come bathed in mud and royal blood,
golden arrow poking out of your lung.

Took a flower from your bag, broke it up,
and laid it down where the fire was.
And Anchorite! Sun came pouring out your eyes
bending and bright like a diamond!

We ripen in the sun
wandering and drunk
olive branch & brown dove.

Golden soul, sharpen your sword and cut me from my mortal coil.
"~"Seven strangers hiding up on the road."~"

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