Golden’s Masters of Nün celebrated the release of their first album on April 26 in true Golden fashion, with a CD release party at the Golden Taps.
The album, titled Heart Shock-Ra, which has been three years in the making, combines the writing and singing talents of lead man Carl Trinkwon, along with musicians Mike Gomer, Jane Tevelein Doel, Ian Rowe, Carlos Coyote, Todd Kieth, and Bill Noble.
“I made this album after I had a heart attack. Actually it was in the middle,” said Trinkwon, who says the event set the tone for the whole album.
Although mainly original tracks written for the Heart Shock-Ra, there is one cover song that is especially significant to Trinkwon.
“I recorded a song called You Made Me Love You, which features my father,” he said. “That song has been covered by countless artists for the past 100 years, and I had old cassette recordings of my father playing it.”
Trinkwon’s father never made it to the studio, as he passed away while Trinkwon recorded his first album in 1999. But Trinkwon was able to piece it together with the old recordings.
Heart Shock-Ra, which is available at Moon River Gallery, Bacchus Books and the Art Gallery of Golden, was Trinkwon’s third album (although the other two were not with the Masters of Nün), and his first in more than a decade.
“Some of this album is beyond my wildest dreams, what came out of it,” he said. And he was glad to record it in a local studio, Strawbale Studios.
The Masters of Nün have already performed at several events and locations around town, including last year’s Summer Kicks in Spirit Square, and they are hoping to do even more shows this year.
They are scheduled to be on the line-up for the 2014 Summer Kicks, and Trinkwon says he would like to participate, or even facilitate, some benefit concerts, possibly for The Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Golden Food Bank which are particularly close to his heart.