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eMEGO 097 / Cindytalk

The Crackle Of My Soul

  • 1. signalling through the flames (6:11)
  • 2. of ghosts and buildings (4:29)
  • 3. maglev (5:30)
  • 4. troubled aria (2:50)
  • 5. our shadow, remembered (3:41)
  • 6. feathers burn (2:22)
  • 7. one hundred years tomorrow (5:31)
  • 8. transgender warrior (6:00)
  • 9. if we meet, we meet in silence (3:46)
  • 10. debris of a smile (7:28)

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written and recorded by gordon sharp at belmont shore (ca), mid-levels (hk) & kobe (japan) 2001-2009.
mastered at piethopraxis, july 2009

dedicated to matt kinnison (1965-2008)

Cindytalk have been active since 1982, which we won’t go into here (a quick Google search will satisfy that need). During the 80s and 90s their sound was defined by broken down rock structures and abstract piano ambience. A third side to their coin emerged at the dawn of the 21st Century with a turn towards obscure computer usage pushing all resemblance of melody and conventual texture to the outer edges.
‘The Crackle Of My Soul’ is the first full length to come from this new direction, starting in 2001 and now finally ready for release. Its also the first Cindytalk album since the 1995 release of ‘Wappinschaw’. Although very abstract in nature these 10 tracks still echo the vocal brilliance and subtle beauty that they become known for, as well as pushing back the boundaries making this an essential listen regardless if you are aware of the back catalogue or not,
This is the first in a series of already finished releases, which will see the light of day throughout 2010.

"and if there is still one hellish, truly accursed thing in our time, it is our artistic dallying with forms, instead of being like victims burnt at the stake, signaling through the flames." artaud via trocchi