Gold & Silver was founded by Nick DiSalvo (Elder) and Mike Risberg (also from Elder since 2017) in 2012 as an open-ended experiment to connect the various musical interests of the two. What began as shorter acoustic pieces quickly evolved into long, winding jams as two new live members were incorporated. Gold & Silver played their first live show in the fall of 2012 and lay dormant for the better part of the seasons, only to come together in the summer of 2013 to record the culmination of their sessions together.
This record, titled „Azurite and Malachite“ was released in the summer of 2014 on Totem Cat Records. After a longer break Risberg and DiSalvo joined forces again with Georg Edert to revive the project in 2019. „Azurite and Malachite“ was also re-pressed in 2019 on Stickman Records.