Cindytalk are weird and scary. They’ve been that way since 1982 and if they ever stopped we probably wouldn’t love them anymore. This embracing of the bizarre has allowed their music to have an unsettling variety over the years, and their newest album for Editions Mego looks to continue their love of the surreal and frightening. Entitled A Life Is Everywhere, the album appears to continue the apocalyptic flavor of 2011’s Hold Everything Dear, at least in visual presentation. The music seems to be taking an entirely different direction. The album’s page says it will be “taking rhythm and sound to extreme limits whilst always retaining trace elements of [Cindytalk’s] core.”
The preview track “My Drift Is a Ghost,” which can be found below, backs up that rather nebulous statement with a wall of roiling noise and lurching static. It all boils down to this: Cindytalk is just as weird and dangerous-sounding as ever. If you love that as much as we do, pick up A Life Is Everywhre when it hits on May 15.
A Life Is Everywhere tracklisting:
01. Time to Fall
02. My Drift Is a Ghost
03. To a Dying Star
05. As If We Once Had Been
06. On a Pure Plane