LISTEN: Cold Cave's Cherish The Light Years
, March 28th, 2011 10:12
We've got the UK exclusive stream here
As regular readers of the Quietus well know, we're very partial to music made on synthesisers around these parts. But as is the case with all the music that we truly love, our insistence is that artists do something new with their sounds. And so it is with Cold Cave. The development of Wesley Eisold's group, from the harsh sparks of the Cremations compilation via Love Comes Close to Cherish The Light Years has been remarkable. While so many of their cold wave contemporaries are as retro as Ocean Colour Scene with synths, Cold Cave mix in industrial elements and lyrics that explicitly reject any celebration of the past as Eisold writes about visiting places he used to live to cut himself off from imagining what might have been. This happens in parallel with a frank sexuality both in music and subject matter, beats to be heard in a punishing dungeon, and lyrics of possession and control split between male and female voice. We've got an exclusive stream of Cherish The Light Years, which you can listen to below. Remember that next Tuesday, April 5th, we're putting on Cold Cave supported by Drum Cunt at the Lexington in London (tickets here). Check the site in the next week or so for a piece on Cherish The Light Years by Wesley Eisold, plus a mix by fellow Cold Cave member and Hospital Productions/Prurient main man Dominick Fernow.