It all started with an abandoned house in Estoril, on the Portuguese riviera. I was exploring the rooftop of an old house with a friend when we noticed there was a crack on the roof tiles that allowed us to enter this house. Inside, scattered clothes, books, magazines, piles of dust and a handful of records: Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, The Nice, this sort of thing.. These were remnants of someone's life, someone we would never know except through these objects. The awareness that there is a story behind every circumstance, made us look and listen closer, more attentively, at everything around us. This is a feeling that grew inside me and reflects today in the project that became Golden Pavilion Music.
As a label Golden Pavilion started by reissuing rare music from the past.
Today we still work with reissues, but we but we also moved on working with contemporary musicians such as the United Bible Studies or Vespero.
All our releases are fully licensed, sometimes extremely limited, and whenever possible remastered from the original masters. We place extreme care in every aspect of production right until the record reaches your hands.
Recently Golden Pavilion evolved into a record store as well with a good mix of vintage and new records. Youcan visit us by appointment in Cascais, Portugal.
Some examples of GP project developments:
United Bible Studies "Spoicke" releases:
1) Limited Silk-screen & Gold engraved cover:
Cover design by madame bricolage:
Creation of iron cast: to fit the design:
Engraving process from arte no Livro:
2) Silk-screen & hand-numbered cover:
Silk Screening drying covers From Ofi Atalaia:
Creation of special handmade individually numbered covers using marbled paper, high quality, colour inverted paste-on image and leather bound backcover with golden engraving. Limited to 8 copies worldwide.
Bands interested to see their music on vinyl are welcome to send demos or simply get in touch with us if you're looking for production supervising.
Email us at: goldenpav (@) gmail.com
SHOPS and resellers In EUROPE can get in touch with:
LION (IL) (USA)
If in JAPAN you might get our records from: