Cold Cave: ‘Death Comes Close’

Cold Cave follow their acclaimed recent album with an EP for Matador. Main tune, and album cut, ‘Love Comes Close’ comes close to being really good. But there’s something missing. Our man Wes Eisold used to be in screamy hardcore band Give Up The Ghost. Really good, it was. But times change, and Wes isContinue reading “Cold Cave: ‘Death Comes Close’”

Lightning Bolt – Earthly Delights

Load Records (2009) Lighting Bolt are a tough one to review. They have always been off in a world of their own. It’s a world of sky-riding, wonderful rainbows and hyper-magic mountains. A world where cover artwork is rendered lovingly, and innocently, to brilliantly detailed effect. Seriously, their sleeve art is clearly the portfolio ofContinue reading “Lightning Bolt – Earthly Delights”

Seeland: ‘Call the Incredible (Advisory Circle mix)’

Heroes of electro-nostalgic reassurance-core, Seeland, get fiddled with by The Advisory Circle, in an unsettlingly relaxing track. It’s rather a subtle remix, TAC stripping the backing vocals and general sonic bric-a-brac from the cyber-Richard Hawley original (the B-side of ‘Library’), and replace it with the feeling that our imagined Hawley has slipped some Rohypnol inContinue reading “Seeland: ‘Call the Incredible (Advisory Circle mix)’”

Evangelista – Prince of Truth

Constellation Records (2009) Former Geraldine Fibbers vocalist Carla Bozulich released a fantastic album in 2006: Evangelista. It was evidently so good (along with the fact that she now had a band) that she released her next album, Hello, Voyager, under the Evangelista alias. That was one of the finest records of last year. Prince ofContinue reading “Evangelista – Prince of Truth”