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Cold Cave, Prurient

Stars Explode

Label: Hospital Productions

Format: Vinyl LP

Genre: Noise

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When Cold Cave embarked on their first UK tour in 2009 one of the most sought after pieces of merchandise was an exclusive split release with Prurient limited to just 100 copies on Cassette. Hospital Productions have mercifully pressed up the tracks from the tape - plus one additional cut exclusive to this LP to satisfy the vinyl vulture's appetite. In stark comparison to the glam-electro melancholy of 'Love Comes Close', this is a collection of incredible bleak and isolated dark ambience, almost entirely beatless (except for one short passage laced with doomy kicks) where vocals are noticeably absent too, save a shadowy undertone of malnourished groans and gloomy exhortations. The mood is oppressively dystopian and depressed, which should be taken as a warning to anyone on the brink of it! The first side, comprising 'Gravitys Victory' and 'Presomnal' favours glassy tones and slow-bowed drones evoking the the most bone chilling, knee hugging, void-eyed darkness we can imagine - and its just absolutely beautiful. The other side slips somewhere a little more opiated, comforting and heavenly, although still frosted with a hollow and uneasy sensation. Exclusive track 'Stars Explode' is the shortest and most succinct, almost black metal in style, but with chord changes that keep it tied to the cold wave electro from whence they stem. Do you really need to know any more? We've only got a measly handful of copies and once they're gone, don't come crying to us. Highly recommended!

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Cat. number: HOS266
Year: 2010

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