I've been meaning to post about the new Bluesanct release for a couple weeks now (came out October 12th). It's sort of a dream come true in many ways. I remember being a teenager in Weymouth and my friend Mike Collins first playing me his copies of 'In This World' for the first time and I thought how I wanted to put out records like that someday... and I have. (where are you Mike? I miss you... and I'd love to give you one)
CINDYTALK is one of my absolute favourite bands, and I have been friends with Gordon since they came over and toured in the mid 90's (thanks to Rick and Annie). And so, I am very happy to bring to the world the latest bit of bliss by them as a stunningly beautiful 10" art single...
Here's the 'official' blah blah blah from the one-sheet:
"BLUESANCT is incredibly excited that the third release in our ART SINGLES series is by one of our all-time favourite artists, CINDYTALK. This time it will be a 10", to facilitate the sonics involved. One-sided vinyl with screen-printed b-side and printed sleeve.
The concept behind this series is to celebrate the 10th year of the label with a series of releases that give us excuse to work with some of our biggest influences. And there is hardly a larger influence on my own music and art than GORDON SHARP and CINDYTALK.
'silvershoalsoflight' is quintessential CINDYTALK... written and produced by GORDON SHARP and MATT KINNISON... drum machine ticks along gorgeous bass pulses up against Gordon's vocals... leading to a climax of bliss and dissonance.
For those not familar with CINDYTALK's work, it is a sound that straddles several genres at once... ambient abstract industrial cinematic glitch post-punk... Gordon Sharp was at one time perhaps best known for lending his angelic voice to several tracks on THIS MORTAL COIL's classic masterpiece 'It'll End In Tears' (4AD, 1984), but those tracks are nothing but a footnote in history for Sharp and Cindytalk... since 1982, Cindytalk has recorded half a dozen fiercly challenging albums of devastating beauty... and there is no end in sight for this seminal group."
Go to the BLUESANCT SITE
if you want ordering info and such.
(not a very good photo, but you can see how gorgeous the record turned out!)