Golden Retriever was formed in Portland during the year 2008 by multi-instrumentalists Jonathan Sielaff and Matt Carlson. Focusing on the relationship of two primarily monophonic instruments—modular synth & bass clarinet—and utilizing layering with a deft balance of improvisation and composition, the duo has created an infinitely varied approach to their sound world.  Their latest record, Occupied with the Unspoken, was released last year on Thrill Jockey.