Golden Dolden Box Set Reviewed

Source: 5:4.

For the last two days i’ve been immersed in the Golden Dolden Box Set, a huge self-released compilation by Canadian composer Paul Dolden. Usually, the task of retrospective falls to curators and writers, but in the case of this box set, Dolden has himself set out to collate the majority of his output in what he regards as definitive versions. Clocking in at just under 10 hours of music, the set features 34 works dating from 1984 to 2021.